So far this year, we’ve seen new records set for fine art, sports memorabilia, rare coins, and vintage cars.
I’ve even seen market-beating returns from my own collections.
For instance, I recently started collecting F.P. Journe watches.
The company’s limited releases created some of the most desirable models on the market, with prices that tend to move steadily higher.
The high-end Swiss watchmaker is able to sell some of its watches for as much as $1 million.
Personally, I love watches. But what attracted me to F.P. Journe was its quality, limited production, and strong demand from wealthy collectors.
In fact, I doubled my money on a number of F.P. Journe watches in just a couple of years… which was a multimillion-dollar gain for me.
That’s way more than I’ve made on any of my other investments over the same time.
Meanwhile, I outpaced inflation to the point I forgot it was even a concern.
I even scored a top gain of 800% as demand soared for an early brass movement F.P. Journe “Resonance” model.
But inflation isn’t just an opportunity for investing in watches…
Take the boat I bought in 2019 as another example.
Boats are notoriously bad investments… As the old proverb reminds us, “A boat is a hole in the water you pour money into.”
Yet, I got an offer this year to sell my boat for $35,000 more than I paid for it all the way back in 2019.
I used the boat for three years… taking day trips to sun-drenched beaches that my children played on.
I took my friends on amazing fishing trips during which we feasted on fresh-caught tuna and wahoo sashimi.
She’s been a well-loved and well-used boat.
I should have lost over 30% on my purchase price in a normal market. And yet I made money (at least nominally)…
That is absolutely INSANE.
That should never be possible… and yet, in the current market, it is.
This is the New Order of Money we’re living in right now. In this New Order, persistent inflation will erode the value of your dollars.
This erosion of capital is causing the wealthy to flee traditional investments like stocks and bonds to the safety of alternatives like collectibles.
Friends, I’m not telling you about my personal collections to brag. I’m telling you this because you’ll need to think outside the box if you want to beat inflation.
And that means focusing on Maverick Investments like collectibles.
You Have to Think Outside the Box
As I’ve written recently, you can only find Maverick Investments outside the standard 60/40 model of stocks and bonds.
I like them because they have three traits that beat inflation:
Real. These are generally (but not always) tangible assets like art and real estate… but in some cases, they’re intangibles like bitcoin and music royalties.
Rare. These are assets with low supply.
Enduringly desirable. These are assets with a track record of having high demand from wealthy people.
Much like my boat or watch collection, ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) used to collect these high-end items simply as a hobby.
Of course, they would see some great gains over time if they were looking to sell. But now, they’re turning to collectibles to beat inflation.
You can see that in the chart below. While stocks and bonds this year, certain collectibles like rare watches and contemporary art are up double digits…
And collectors are paying top dollar for unique assets that will appreciate over time.
Just this year, we’ve seen:
A game-worn Michael Jordan jersey sold for a record $10.1 million at Sotheby’s on October 16. It’s the most expensive piece of game-worn sports memorabilia ever bought at an auction.
A Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card sold for $12.6 million in August. That’s the most ever paid for any sports memorabilia.
Andy Warhol’s “Blue Marilyn” painting sold for $195 million in May. That’s the most ever paid for 20th-century artwork at auction.
Look, I know not everyone can buy a game-worn Michael Jordan jersey… a Warhol painting… or an F.P. Journe watch…
But we’ve found a way for everyday individuals to participate in these Maverick Investments with as little as $50.
How to Buy Your Own Maverick Investment for as Little as $50
You don’t need to buy a flashy sports car and keep it locked in a secured garage under armed guard to protect against inflation.
There are investment platforms that allow you to buy “fractional” shares in collectibles for as little as $50. It’s similar to buying “shares” in a publicly listed company.
These platforms do all the research to find the best deals. They also make sure their items are legitimate to weed out forgeries.
If someone wanted to sell you a Michael Jordan jersey, you’d want to know when and where Jordan wore it to ensure you aren’t overpaying for one of today’s $300 jerseys available online.
This way, you can own the assets that are truly real, rare, and enduringly desirable – with the best appreciation potential over time.
One idea I like right now is Rally. It’s a platform that allows you to purchase fractional ownership interests in fine art, rare cars, comic books, and more.
(In my flagship Palm Beach Letter portfolio, I’ve recommended three other collectible platforms. If you’re a paid-up subscriber, you can read about them right here.)
Here’s how it works…
The owner of an asset lists it on Rally and offers investors shares (fractions of the asset’s worth).
For example, you could list a rare comic book worth $100,000 and offer investors $100 fractions of it. If the comic’s value rises to $1 million, that $100 investment rises to $1,000.
Investing with Rally gives you broad exposure to the tremendous upside in collectibles with limited risk.
Friends, it’s not often that you get the chance to invest in a piece of history. But that’s the opportunity collectibles give you.
Not only do they offer the potential of market-beating returns… they also provide intangible qualities like the “cool” factor of owning something only a few people in the world could ever possess.
Imagine telling your friends at a cocktail party that you own a piece of Michael Jordan’s famous game-worn jersey… an authentic Warhol painting… or a rare Mantle rookie card.
Like my rich friends say… Even if they go down in value, you still own a piece of history.
And if these collectibles appreciate, you’ll walk away with inflation-beating returns.
It’s a win-win scenario.
Let the Game Come to You!
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