Usually the preserve of collectors, alternative investments such as art and wine provide diversification, so can have a place in large portfolios. But most are considered volatile and high risk, so are best suited to experienced investors.
For many years now, people have been telling Merryn Somerset Webb that stamps are a brilliant alternative investment. For just as many years, she has been ignoring them. You should too.
As it gets tougher to profit from mainstream assets, many investors are turning to alternatives such as precious metals, wine and art. But which ones should you buy? Matthew Partridge investigates.
If you know what you’re doing, you can find sterling silver at unbelievable prices on online auction sites. Bengt Saelensminde explains what to watch out for - and reveals a few tips on how to steal a bargain.