Wine investing has never been so intensely scrutinised as it is now, but the prospect of making easy returns looks less certain than previously.
Investment in stamps has shown itself to be a serious proposition that can outperform most other asset classes, says Alex Garrett.
The FCA has launched a High Court action against Capital Alternatives and 13 other firms and individuals that it suspects of promoting or operating illegal investment schemes.
With collecting booming in China and rare stamp prices rising, Ruth Emery finds out how to turn a pastime into profits.
Rare coin seller Regency Coins has been wound up following a High Court judgment.
A longstanding attraction of a UK forestry investment is that, provided it is run as a business and held for more than two years, it will qualify for the business property relief exemption from inheritance tax and also produce periodic tax-free income as trees are felled and the timber sold.
The road to the gains touted by one forestry investment company may be more arduous than the marketing makes out, says Ceri Jones.
Some esoteric investments can appear attractive, until the returns fail to materialise. Ceri Jones investigates.
Investors wanting to get their money out of one of the largest life settlements funds are being forced to take a discount of up to 30 per cent due to liquidity problems.
Sales in the art and antiques market soared at the end of 2010 to highs not seen since the start of 2008.