Fine Art Investment – Bing Gallery http://binggallery.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 12:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://binggallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default-150x150.png Fine Art Investment – Bing Gallery http://binggallery.com/ 32 32 Industry’s Harry Lawtey on the Art of Risk Taking https://binggallery.com/industrys-harry-lawtey-on-the-art-of-risk-taking/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 12:00:05 +0000 https://binggallery.com/industrys-harry-lawtey-on-the-art-of-risk-taking/ Joseph Sinclair Harry Lawtey knows a thing or two about spontaneity. The 13-year-old went from being an awe-inspiring theater kid in the crowd to Sylvia Young acting school in the space of four weeks. Lawtey spent most of his childhood on a military base in Cyprus (his father is an aeronautical engineer), and after a […]]]>

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Harry Lawtey knows a thing or two about spontaneity. The 13-year-old went from being an awe-inspiring theater kid in the crowd to Sylvia Young acting school in the space of four weeks. Lawtey spent most of his childhood on a military base in Cyprus (his father is an aeronautical engineer), and after a West End production of Oliver Twist came to town, he was transfixed. Fagin’s gang was almost entirely from the prestigious school, and seeing them up there sparked something for Lawtey. The family were heading back to London in two weeks – just as Sylvia Young was hosting auditions. Getting in would mean moving to London much sooner than expected, but he believed in himself. “I had the conviction to go there,” he says.

Risk and reward, and the messy tango between the two, are the central themes of Industry, the thorny financial drama where Lawtey plays the fragile infernal Robert Spearing. In the world of Pierpoint & Co, the fictional institution at the heart of Industry, his fortune can be raised (and simultaneously razed) in the time it takes to rip the sheet off a scratchcard. To succeed on the court, you need confidence, strategy, luck, knowledge, but also stupidity, lies and manipulation. Never mind that the show, written by former investment bankers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, unleashes finance jargon (“buy the dip!” “run the VIX!”) so obscure that the only way to treat what happens is to activate the subtitles. The biggest thing Industry never shot makes exchanges as intense and tense as watching a car chase or heart bypass surgery performed before your eyes. “It’s stressful, but in a fun way,” Lawtey says.

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Industry debuted in November 2020 to critical acclaim. The show’s graduates, victims of their pressured workplaces, have become known for their dissolute champagne-and-coke rampages across town, and we’ve seen them regularly destroy themselves like a gunpowder-laced ouroboros. It was less learned than Mad Men — the urgent sex, but also a little coarse, the inert work, the poisonous camaraderie. But the intriguing interdepartmental politics mixed Machevillian tendencies of game of thrones with the brutality of the sacrifice of your own son Succession.

IndustryThe second season picks up after COVID, jumping forward a few years as the Pierpoint staff returns to the office. Lawtey says the party animal Robert is affected by the pandemic in a “more powerful” way than the other characters. “He’s had two years without external validation, a lot of soul-searching and trying to figure out if he’s really happy.”

Lawtey’s own pandemic was more prosaic. He spent a lot of time with his family in Cyprus, and when Industry debuted, lockdown measures were still in place. “The cast all went on Zoom to celebrate and chat, and we ended the call and that was it. And then my phone blew up. There was no sort of outlet for how I felt. , which is a bit of a shame, really. That said, I can’t complain too much.

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This self-effacement is common in the conversion with Lawtey. When a director told him earlier this year that his process was almost neurotic, he added that “every good actor [he’d] worked with is a bit neurotic. Lawtey tells me “that doesn’t mean that I’m a particularly good actor. I think we all walk a fine and fragile line between self-confidence and self-confidence. While Robert is competing with no one but himself, desperately trying to move from his working-class roots into the golden, obnoxious spaces synonymous with wealth and power, Lawtey is much more grounded. Even his voice, deep and richer than most 25-year-olds, is peppered with the flat, clipped vowels (“mum”, “luck”) of Barton-upon-Humber, near Hull, where he lived before moving in Cyprus.

He has had the chance to adapt since Industry came out of. Filming for the second season was “less exciting, but more fun,” he says, as the novelty had worn off. “The first time, I felt massively overwhelmed. The second season doesn’t have the same kind of novelty, but it was more enjoyable, because I didn’t have to worry so much about whether I was good.

While Harper (Myha’la Herrold), the series’ de facto leader, thrives in Pierpoint due to a budding attraction to chaos, Robert flounders. “A lot of all of his motivations are tied to the cycle of aspiration,” notes Lawtey, who includes his kinky tet-a-tet with co-worker Yasmin, culminating last season in him ejaculating on a mirror and eating it on his order. “He was in a very dark and desperate place towards the end of the first season. Now he has to deal with who he hangs out with because there are people in his life who can really make him feel good, and then he there are people he may be more attracted to who just aren’t good for him.

Although Robert is largely resisting the pull Yasmin has on him this season, there are what Lawtey calls “starting issues.” Robert must woo Pierpoint’s sleeper client Nicola (Sarah Parrish), who sexually assaulted Harper last season and then threw her under the bus. She sees a kindred spirit in her working-class roots and he sees someone who can help her overcome her insecurities, but she’s a dangerous ally. On Industryeach risk is calculated.

Lawtey’s work on Industry did not go unnoticed; he is to appear alongside Christian Bale, Lucy Boynton and Gillian Anderson in Netflix’s horror pale blue eyeand he recently wrapped filming the Russell T Davies drama You and me, which filmed in London this summer. He’s excited to make more shows that people around him can watch and enjoy, although he’s watched Industry — including said mirror scene — with her parents in lockdown. “I just had to smile and put up with it, because I wanted to share the show with them. There were a lot of tactical moves to get a cookie and not come back for nine minutes.

He is particularly close to his family. A week before leaving home to see Sylvia Young, Lawtey was asked by his doubtful father if it was the best idea after all. “He admitted he didn’t want me to go. He thought that I might not be able to handle it, that it might be too soon.

But there was something that 13-year-old Harry knew deep down: it wasn’t about trying and succeeding, or trying and failing. He loved his life in Cyprus. The trick was just to try. “I was determined to make it work,” he says. He defined success on his own terms: the mere fact of wanting to make it a success was, in his mind, a success in its own right. “At the end of the day, it was a chance worth taking,” he says. No risk, no reward. “And that changed everything.”

The second season of Industry will air on September 27 on BBC One and iPlayer.

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15 Cities With The Biggest Seasonal Changes In Home Prices https://binggallery.com/15-cities-with-the-biggest-seasonal-changes-in-home-prices/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 08:51:36 +0000 https://binggallery.com/15-cities-with-the-biggest-seasonal-changes-in-home-prices/ Andy Dean Photography / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Construction site coverage. The housing market of the past two years has been unusual in many ways. With limited supply, intense demand and record price growth, the market has consistently defied expert expectations and typical trends. And one of the ways these aberrations […]]]>
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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Construction site coverage.

The housing market of the past two years has been unusual in many ways.

With limited supply, intense demand and record price growth, the market has consistently defied expert expectations and typical trends. And one of the ways these aberrations have manifested themselves is seasonality.

Generally, the busiest part of the year is spring and summer. For most years of the past decade, monthly home sales peaked in June, July or August and fell through the rest of the year. With more buyers looking for homes during peak months, competition also helps drive up prices, and homes generally sell for more when the market is most active. But since 2020, the seasonality of the market has been disrupted.

While seasonal price growth has been more dramatic than usual over the past two years, home values ​​have held steady or continued to grow even during months when prices typically fall. And more recently, high prices and interest rates have started to cool the market, which has been unusual in a different way: median home sales prices have fallen slightly between May and June 2022, which does not has happened any year in the last decade.

To determine the locations with the greatest seasonal variations in home prices, Construction Coverage researchers calculated the percentage change in median sale price between the most expensive month and the cheapest month in each location, averaged over the five-year period between 2015 and 2019. In the event of a tie, the location with the largest percentage change in days on market was ranked higher. The data used in this analysis comes from Redfin.

Here are the US metropolitan areas with the biggest seasonal change in house prices.

15. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -18.2%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +231.7%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): January
  • Median home sale price (current): $296,000

14. Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -18.3%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +62.9%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): January
  • Median home sale price (current): $328,000

13. St. Louis, MO-IL

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -18.5%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +75.6%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $265,000

12. Rochester, New York

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -18.6%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +179.4%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): July
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $225,000

11. Memphis, TN-MS-AR

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -18.8%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +57.9%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): January
  • Median home sale price (current): $301,250

10. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -18.8%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +222.6%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): April
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): January
  • Median home sale price (current): $1,500,000

9. Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -19.3%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +62.2%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $315,000

8. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -19.3%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +99.5%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $355,115

7. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY

Buffalo, New York
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -19.3%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +192.3%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): August
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $240,000

6. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Chicago, Ill.
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -19.7%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +129.4%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $338,910

5. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -19.9%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +53.9%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $275,000

4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -21.4%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +71.9%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $239,900

3. Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

Milwaukee, Wis.
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -22.3%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +67.7%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $307,750

2. Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Cleveland, Ohio
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -24.0%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +64.2%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $224,950

1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

Detroit
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  • Seasonal variation of the median sale price of houses (average 2015-2019): -24.0%
  • Total number of days on the market in seasonal variation (average 2015-2019): +206.6%
  • Month of highest median sale price (average 2015-2019): June
  • Lowest median sale price month (average 2015-2019): February
  • Median home sale price (current): $273,022

Methodology

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The data used in this analysis comes from Redfin Data center. To determine where seasonal house price changes are greatest, Construction Coverage researchers calculated the seasonal change in median home selling price by taking a weighted average of the differences between the highest median selling month. and the lowest median selling month, from 2015. through 2019.

Locations with the largest seasonal changes were ranked higher, and in the event of a tie, the location with the most total days on market seasonal change (average 2015-2019) was ranked higher . To improve relevance, only metropolitan areas with a population of at least 100,000 were included, and those with insufficient housing sales data were omitted from the analysis.

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An easy way to buy the same stocks members of Congress invest in https://binggallery.com/an-easy-way-to-buy-the-same-stocks-members-of-congress-invest-in/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:31:31 +0000 https://binggallery.com/an-easy-way-to-buy-the-same-stocks-members-of-congress-invest-in/ Ever wanted to invest like a congressman? Yes, trusting the judgment of US senators and representatives on anything seems a little strange to us too. However, not everyone agrees. And soon, two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could let you mirror DC insider trading, according to a Sept. 15 regulatory filing, Bloomberg reports. ETFs would be constructed […]]]>

Ever wanted to invest like a congressman?

Yes, trusting the judgment of US senators and representatives on anything seems a little strange to us too. However, not everyone agrees.

And soon, two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could let you mirror DC insider trading, according to a Sept. 15 regulatory filing, Bloomberg reports.

ETFs would be constructed to mimic the personal portfolios of members of Congress, based on the financial disclosures that federal elected officials must make. They are:

  • The Unusual Whale Subversive Democratic Trading ETF (Ticker NANC)
  • The Unusual Whale Subversive Republican Trading ETF (KRUZ)

The funds will be made up of hundreds of securities, which will be bought and sold based on the movements members of Congress make with their investments.

According to Bloomberg:

“The proposed funds would tap into a controversy over stock trading by lawmakers that sparked a flurry of bills to revise or update a 2012 law that governs disclosure, which have largely stalled despite bipartisan support. Currently, members of Congress are required to disclose any securities transaction worth more than $1,000 within 45 days.

If you want to run the risk of riding in the wake of your favorite politicians, it will cost you dearly.

Bloomberg reports that the ETF’s expense ratio will be 1%, well above the typical fees you’d pay to invest in good old-fashioned index funds.

For more on the right investments, check out “9 Tips for Healthy and Successful Stock Investing”.

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A Fine Art: Investing to Beat Inflation https://binggallery.com/a-fine-art-investing-to-beat-inflation/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:05:18 +0000 https://binggallery.com/a-fine-art-investing-to-beat-inflation/ The alternatives sector is a church wide, ranging from physical infrastructure to music royalties. Fine art has been used as a wealth story for hundreds of years and remains an asset class to beat among the proliferation of other alternatives that have sprung up over the years. In the equity market, the S&P 500 index […]]]>

The alternatives sector is a church wide, ranging from physical infrastructure to music royalties. Fine art has been used as a wealth story for hundreds of years and remains an asset class to beat among the proliferation of other alternatives that have sprung up over the years.

In the equity market, the S&P 500 index lost almost a quarter of its value between January 4 and June 30 this year, while the FTSE 100 index is down 2.5% since the start of the year and the Bank of England expects a recession in the UK to start in 2022 and last until 2024. The British Pound and Euro are both down more than 20 % against the dollar this year.

Deep Dive: Alternatives offer diversification as stocks and bonds fall at the same rate

By contrast, art continued to perform well in the UK and US, recovering strongly from the biggest art recession in a decade. Investment bank UBS estimates that the global art and antiques market grew 29% to $65.1 billion in 2021.

Art also appeared to be performing well in the UK and US in the first half of 2022, with major auction houses Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Phillips and Bonhams all posting record revenues and plummeting records for some works keys.

by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte the empire of lights sold for £59.4 million ($79.8 million) in London in March, more than tripling its previous record of $26.8 million, while in the same month Franx Marc’s 1913 painting Die Fuchse sold for £42.7 million ($57 million) – more than double the previous best of $24.2 million for a painting by the artist.

Such increases compare favorably to gold, a common alternative asset class to stocks. The price of gold has risen 10.5% from £1,336 to £1,477 so far this year as Britain’s best-known example of institutional investment in art prevails also on the 11% compound annual growth rate that the Fancy Color Research Foundation claims for pink. diamonds since 2008.

Investing in art has a very long history, but the interest of traditional professional investors in this asset class is more recent. In 1974, as Britain sought to save electricity following the OPEC oil embargo and industrial action by coal miners and railway workers by introducing a three-day working week, and with runaway inflation paralleling our current situation, the British Rail Pension Fund has decided to invest in art. .

FCA warns alternative investment firms against increased scrutiny

Going in a direction that would see it invest £40 million – around 3% of its total holdings at the time – in 2,400 works of art, the fund embarked on a partnership with Sotheby’s in what the Encyclopaedia Britannica calls it the “first very large-scale and systematic attempt to treat art as an investment vehicle”.

The results were strong, with an annual return of 13% generated between 1974 and 1987 – a period in which UK inflation ranged between 3% and 17% and the S&P 500 index generated a return of 12%.

Although BR’s portfolio ranges from Chinese porcelains to African tribal art, Old Masters and Limoges enamels, his earnings come primarily from 25 Impressionist paintings.

Since then, art’s outperformance rate against some leading benchmarks has increased. According to data from Live Art, the art market has outperformed the S&P 500 by 240% since 1986.

There is evidence to suggest that art investments are resilient to periods of high inflation, and splitting now allows investors to allocate a smaller portion of their portfolios to the asset class.

It is clear that, like listed companies, not all contemporary arts are created equal. Like any investment, investors should ensure they have the expertise and information to access this fascinating but often complex asset class.

Investments in the works of Andy Warhol and George Condo outperformed the S&P 500, Nikkei 225 and FTSE 100. While traditional assets, such as stocks and fixed income, face a difficult outlook, modern and contemporary art can offer an effective hedge against cyclical downturns. People are successfully investing in gold, whisky, classic cars and music royalties. Now it can be part of a diversified portfolio and, with a proven ability to outperform, why not consider contemporary fine art?

Tamer Ozmen CEO of Mintus

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Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) – Cathie Wood’s Ark ETF Gets Crushed – The Basic Investing Lesson We Can All Learn https://binggallery.com/roku-nasdaqroku-cathie-woods-ark-etf-gets-crushed-the-basic-investing-lesson-we-can-all-learn/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:13:43 +0000 https://binggallery.com/roku-nasdaqroku-cathie-woods-ark-etf-gets-crushed-the-basic-investing-lesson-we-can-all-learn/ Two years have passed since Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest broke through during the pandemic, and since then the fund has fallen on hard times. In 2021, the fund’s holdings in Roku ROKUTeladoc TDOCand Zoom ZM caused the value of the ETF to fall. However, the latest market implosion has crushed the company under strain. Ark […]]]>

Two years have passed since Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest broke through during the pandemic, and since then the fund has fallen on hard times.

In 2021, the fund’s holdings in Roku ROKUTeladoc TDOCand Zoom ZM caused the value of the ETF to fall. However, the latest market implosion has crushed the company under strain. Ark was down more than 60% through August, fifty percentage points lower than the S&P 500.

Market rout proves too big for concentrated positions

Many believe that in 2021 the fund manager was far too overexposed to its concentrated positions in science and technology growth stocks. As meme stocks went “over the moon,” the lack of diversification decimated Wood’s business.

In the latest market downturn, critics say the company didn’t learn its lesson. In August, the hedge fund was still focused on tech growth positions. According to Ark’s latest 13F filing, tech stocks still made up 34% of its portfolio.

Billionaires Survive By Following This Basic Investing Rule Of Thumb

Prior to Ark’s decline, Wood had received backlash due to his contrary views on the markets. Insiders believe Ark’s continued lack of diversification was another key contributor to the fund’s performance.

Many alternative assets can prevent investors from suffering the same fate, especially tangible assets with low correlation to traditional equities. Real estate provides a hedge for many, but currently experts are predicting a real estate recession, dependent on inflation and Fed interest rate hikes.

This may sound unconventional. Businesses make profits. Rental properties collect rents. But what can fine arts deliver?

Well, it can potentially provide the one thing that matters most to investors: growth.

Contemporary art prices have outpaced S&P 500 returns by 164% over the past 25 years, according to Citi. And investing in art is becoming a popular way to diversify, as it is a real physical asset with little correlation to the stock market.

On a scale of -1 to +1, with 0 representing no connection, Citi found that the correlation between contemporary art and stocks was only -0.04 over the past 25 years.

Earlier this year, Bank of America chief investment officer Michael Harnett pointed to artworks as an effective way to potentially outperform over the next decade – largely due to the asset’s track record in as a hedge against inflation.

Fine art has long been the asset class of choice for the financial elite, and has recently been unlocked by tech entrepreneurs through companies like masterpieces.

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15 Best Dog Park Cities in 2022 https://binggallery.com/15-best-dog-park-cities-in-2022/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 21:05:36 +0000 https://binggallery.com/15-best-dog-park-cities-in-2022/ Mcky Stocker / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter. Dog parks can be a real treat for you and your pup: while Spot runs and fights, you can have fun with other dog lovers. Which US cities with dog-friendly green spaces are up to the task and which are in the niche? […]]]>
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Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on LawnStarter.

Dog parks can be a real treat for you and your pup: while Spot runs and fights, you can have fun with other dog lovers.

Which US cities with dog-friendly green spaces are up to the task and which are in the niche?

We compared 93 of the largest US cities based on dog park access, quality, and climate. Specifically, we looked at the number of dog parks per 100,000 people.

Check out the top dogs in our rankings and the runts from the litter below.

1. San Francisco, California

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Overall score: 62.15

Access rank: 3

Quality classification: 18

Climate: 17

2. Henderson, Nevada

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Overall score: 59.36

Access rank: 2

Quality classification: 48

Climate: 8

3. Portland, OR

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Overall score: 56.39

Access rank: 1

Quality classification: 55

Climate: 50

4. Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida
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Overall score: 54.56

Access rank: 5

Quality classification: 24

Climate: 31

5. Las Vegas, Nevada

Neighborhood of Las Vegas with desert hills beyond.
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Overall score: 53.2

Access rank: 8

Quality classification: 42

Climate: 8

6.Oakland, CA

Oakland, California
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Overall score: 52.74

Access rank: 4

Quality classification: 54

Climate: 17

7. Irving, TX

Irving, TX
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Overall score: 51.69

Access rank: 48

Quality classification: 2

Climate: 44

8. Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada
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Overall score: 51.41

Access rank: 25

Quality classification: 5

Climate: 24

9. Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk Virginia
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Overall score: 50.35

Access rank: 11

Quality classification: 8

Climate: 36

10. Lubbock, TX

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Overall score: 49.4

Access rank: 57

Quality classification: 4

Climate: 27

11. Toledo, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio
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Overall score: 46.39

Access rank: 74

Quality classification: 1

Climate: 87

12. Greensboro, North Carolina

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Overall score: 45.95

Access rank: 64

Quality classification: 3

Climate: 53

13.Madison, Wis.

Madison, Wis.
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Overall score: 45.15

Access rank: 5

Quality classification: 49

Climate: 85

14. Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia
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Overall score: 44.46

Access rank: seven

Quality classification: 53

Climate: 56

15. Chesapeake, Virginia

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Overall score: 44.38

Access rank: 23

Quality classification: ten

Climate: 36

Methodology

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We’ve ranked 93 of the largest US cities from best (#1) to worst (#93) for dog parks based on their overall scores (out of a possible 100 points), averaged over the weighted measures listed in the table below.

We started with a sample of 100 U.S. cities matching the Trust for Public Land’s annual urban park survey sample. Our final sample, 93 cities, excludes seven cities that lacked data on the number of dog parks per 100,000 BPD population.

Here are the other measures we used:

  • Dog parks per 100,000 inhabitants
  • Average consumer rating for dog parks (out of 5 dog bones)
  • Total number of reviews for dog parks
  • Share of highly rated dog parks (4.5 bones and above)
  • Average monthly rainfall (in inches)
  • Average Monthly Percentage of Sunshine
  • Average number of very cold days
  • Average number of very hot days

Sources: BringFido, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Trust for Public Land and Yelp

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Who is Najib Razak, how 1 Malaysia Development Behad Scam shook the financial world? https://binggallery.com/who-is-najib-razak-how-1-malaysia-development-behad-scam-shook-the-financial-world/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 04:56:02 +0000 https://binggallery.com/who-is-najib-razak-how-1-malaysia-development-behad-scam-shook-the-financial-world/ Recently, Malaysia’s highest court ordered former chief executive Najib Razak to start a 12-year prison sentence (1MDB) after upholding a guilty verdict on charges related to a multi-billion fraud scandal. dollars to the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. Reuters Malaysia’s Supreme Court dismissed Najib’s latest appeal and denied his request for a postponement of sentence. […]]]>

Recently, Malaysia’s highest court ordered former chief executive Najib Razak to start a 12-year prison sentence (1MDB) after upholding a guilty verdict on charges related to a multi-billion fraud scandal. dollars to the state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

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Malaysia’s Supreme Court dismissed Najib’s latest appeal and denied his request for a postponement of sentence.

Najib, 69, was tried and convicted in July 2020 of criminal money laundering, abuse of power and breach of trust after illegally obtaining $10 million from SRC International, a former division of 1MDB. He had been released on bail while appeals were pending.

What is 1MDB?

A government investment company, officially known as 1Malaysia Development Behad. Najib co-founded 1MDB, a now-bankrupt public company, in 2009 with the intention of advancing development. In its early years, 1MDB partnered with companies like PetroSaudi and received funding from investment firm Goldman Sachs in deals totaling billions of euros.

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Among its early projects were plans to build a new financial district in Kuala Lumpur, the nation’s capital, and the acquisition of private power stations. The fund proved more successful at borrowing money than attracting large foreign investments, racking up $12 billion in debt.

The Wall Street Journal revealed in 2015 that millions of dollars had been transferred from 1MDB accounts to Najib’s personal accounts, drawing attention to the use of the public 1MDB fund for money laundering.

International investigations into the allegations have been opened in countries including the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Abu Dhabi. All accusations of irregularities have been refuted by Najib.

What is the 1MDB scandal?

Apparently, a significant part of the funds raised was misappropriated. According to the US Department of Justice, approximately $2.7 billion of the $6.5 billion Goldman helped raise for 1MDB was stolen and used for bribes, a luxury yacht, works of art and even the financing of Martin Scorsese’s film “The Wolf of Wall Street”. by individuals associated with Najib.

Rosmah Manso at court
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A small group of Malaysians, led by businessman Low Taek Jho (also known as Jho Low), allegedly diverted funds from 1MDB to personal accounts disguised as legal companies and then refunded some of those amounts to officials.

Xavier Justo, a former Petro Saudi employee, became the unexpected whistleblower in the 1MDB case, when he forwarded around 2,27,000 corporate emails to Malaysian site The Edge and investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown at the start of 2015.

The Edge reported in February 2015 that 1MDB was over RM30 billion (over $10 billion) in debt, which was unprecedented for a state fund with only five years under its belt. In response to the allegations, Malaysia established a special task force made up of representatives from the attorney general’s office, the central bank, the police and the anti-subsidy agency. The revelations of the Wall Street Journal followed, which led to the opening of an international investigation into the scandal.

Apparently, there were concerns over a $681 million payment that ended up in Najib’s personal bank account (he said most of the money had been returned). Najib was cleared of all charges by the then Attorney General in Malaysia in 2016. Najib was charged with bribery, breach of trust and money laundering after he was ousted from power.

Prior to the first trial, a former 1MDB unit had deposited $10 million into its own accounts. Najib was convicted on each of seven counts in 2020 and sentenced to 12 years; in December 2021, an appeals court upheld the decision, and the nation’s highest court ruled in August 2022 that Najib must serve his prison sentence. He still has a number of ongoing lawsuits regarding 1MDB. Additionally, a fugitive, Jho Low said he did nothing wrong.

Conviction status

After months of public unrest caused by the scam, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad defeated Najib in a historic triumph in the Malaysian general election in May 2018. He has reopened the investigation into the 1MDB fund. A few days later, Malaysian police raided the former prime minister’s home and seized jewelry and other expensive items worth millions of dollars.

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In July 2018, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of funds from state fund 1MDB, Najib was charged with numerous charges of criminal breach of trust and one count of using his position for personal gain. He was also taken into custody. He was then tried in 2019 and pleaded not guilty to each allegation.

The former prime minister fraudulently received $9.4 million from SRC International, a former division of 1MDB, and in 2020 was found guilty of abuse of office, criminal breach of trust and money laundering. A high court sentenced him to a maximum prison term of 12 years. Investigators said Najib’s cronies stole and transferred at least $4.5 billion from the fund.

In the meantime, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to conclude an investigation into its involvement in the fraud in October 2020. According to the BBC, the banking firm also admitted in a US court that it had spent over a billion dollars. in bribes to raise funds for the 1MDB fund.

The Malaysian Court of Appeal began hearing Najib’s application to have his conviction overturned on corruption allegations in April 2021. The Court of Appeal upheld his conviction on December 8, 2021. The Federal Court of Malaysia, the the nation’s highest court, issued the most recent decision in the case. The decision was made by a panel of five Federal Court judges, chaired by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

Can Najib still apply for bail?

Najib can still request a review of the Supreme Court’s decision, which will be assessed by a new panel of judges. However, a lawyer told Free Malaysia Today that successful applications for review of convictions and penalties are extremely rare.

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In addition, he has the option of applying for a royal pardon, which is described in Article 42 of the country’s Federal Constitution (1).

The King of Malaysia is constitutionally authorized to pardon all crimes committed in Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. However, royal pardons are only granted in criminal cases and, according to Reuters, Najib also has bankruptcy issues on his record.

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An insider’s guide to buying your very first piece of art https://binggallery.com/an-insiders-guide-to-buying-your-very-first-piece-of-art/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://binggallery.com/an-insiders-guide-to-buying-your-very-first-piece-of-art/ I first met Sebastian Goldspink in the basement of Kings Cross car park. It was hot and smelly, but he led the most spectacular ARI (artist-run initiative), Projects in Alaska, in the dungeon. It was there that he showed Ramesh Nithiyendran (now with Sullivan and Strumpf), Sarah Contos and Tom Polo (both now with Roslyn […]]]>

I first met Sebastian Goldspink in the basement of Kings Cross car park. It was hot and smelly, but he led the most spectacular ARI (artist-run initiative), Projects in Alaska, in the dungeon. It was there that he showed Ramesh Nithiyendran (now with Sullivan and Strumpf), Sarah Contos and Tom Polo (both now with Roslyn Oxley), Reko Rennie (Station Gallery), Jonny Niesche (now with Sarah Cottier), Kylie Banyard (Nicholas Thompson Gallery) and many others.

Now he directs Redleaf to Woollahra, where the ventilation is better. Goldspink supports emerging artists – even when it curated the 2022 Adelaide Biennale it chose icons such as Julie Rrap and Shaun Gladwell alongside more recent artists, such as Min Wong, James Tylor and Rebecca Selleck. Later, he held the National Art School’s first stand at the Sydney Contemporary.

ARIs are where you’ll find creators early in their careers. Their work may have already been featured in a student exhibit (if you want some real bargains, check out the annual graduate exhibits at Sydney College of the Arts, National School of Fine Arts and UNSW Art and Design).

But quite often young artists will have their first serious exhibitions, perhaps their first body of work, as opposed to one or two pieces, in an ARI. Penelope Benton, new executive director of the National Visual Arts Associationsaid ARIs are incubators of experimental artistic practices, important spaces for artists at all stages of their careers. Don’t be put off by the word experimental! This may have led you to the body parts of Sarah Contos in the long gone and much lamented MOP.

Sydney has glorious and surprising ARIs and sometimes young artists (and even older ones) will hang around, answering questions, looking nervous and secretly hoping, “Choose me!” Choose me!” You may have your first discussions with the makers, usually quite nervous. Will they tell you what it’s all about? Sure. You can see if it’s what you think.

The grandparent of all Sydney IRAs is First try, born in 1986, living in Woollomooloo. Now it’s more mainstream, has employees, receives government grants – but the vibe is still that of up-and-coming artists. You cannot buy directly from them – JD Reforma, Head of Development at First Draft, says Firstdraft encourages buying directly from the artist.

“We give artists their first opportunities and their first audiences,” says Reforma. Every year in November, he organizes a magnificent auction to raise funds and the artists are not only beginners but also stars like Tracey Moffatt and Noel McKenna.

Try Airspace, a deceptively large space at 10 Junction Street, Marrickville, which aims to be experimental, including the spectacular sculptures of felt body parts made by Kirsten Drewes earlier this year. They were approachable and striking. think fluffy Louise Bourgeois.

SCBA lift deserves attention for losing its Lismore premises not once but twice in the floods and surviving. The water pierced the second-story ceiling, says co-founder Betty Russ. They have just reopened “by the skin of our teeth”. Russ says it’s the only creative arts space open in the area. They sell on the spot. New shows starting next week.

Rebecca Gallo is one of the 12 directors of Paris, the only ARI in western Sydney, she said. It’s a scramble for these artists and curators but “we love it and we care”. The exhibitions are always group shows, with artists whose work is somehow related. Artists often hang around shows so you can both talk to them and buy them work. Pari also organizes events and conferences.

Boumalli is a co-operative for First Nations artists in NSW. It features around 60 artists, a combination of emerging and established artists and its director is Bronwyn Bancroft (not only a wonderful artist but also the author of Australia’s best baby books). The next show, Umbarra (Black Duck) is taking off! is a collaboration with Umbarra Aboriginal Cultural Center (Wallaga Lake NSW), representing emerging artists from the south coast of NSW.

LÆRK is a bit of a cross between ARI and the new mall. Its aim is to highlight local, queer and cross-cultural work and is named after its director, Annie Lark. 163 Wilson Street Newtown

Other IRAs include:

Our Neon Enemy411 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt

Puzzle Gallery21 – 23 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Tiles in Lewishamd Chris Burton representing the new gallery says it will exhibit artists from the mid-west and Canberra, a natural extension. Runs from $300.

Front yard is a building, creative residency program, library, garden among others, primarily located at 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204.

Disclaimer: I’ve been hanging out in art galleries with my wife for 40 years. We took our kids when they were small enough to be taken – and later even when we had to drag them there. They give up complaining after a while. Now I’ve been to most of the places mentioned here, bought from many of them, and even gotten some of those prickly emails and phone calls when the addiction overtook the lived reality of earning one’s life. I bought a small bark painting from Bangala in Myer (yeah, there was a gallery) in 1983. It was about $100. I still like it. Art fairs are the closest thing to a visual arts mall. Try it yourself.

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Falcon Global Capital CEO Somia Khawaja on Offering Exclusivity Through Custom Investments https://binggallery.com/falcon-global-capital-ceo-somia-khawaja-on-offering-exclusivity-through-custom-investments/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 16:30:48 +0000 https://binggallery.com/falcon-global-capital-ceo-somia-khawaja-on-offering-exclusivity-through-custom-investments/ Tell us about the company and its milestones.Falcon Global Capital was created by an experienced group of investment, real estate and financial experts. The company prides itself on transparency and exclusivity. We deliver what we promote, without exposing our customers to unnecessary risk. We specialize in proven, blue-chip assets, as well as investing in up-and-coming […]]]>

Tell us about the company and its milestones.
Falcon Global Capital was created by an experienced group of investment, real estate and financial experts. The company prides itself on transparency and exclusivity. We deliver what we promote, without exposing our customers to unnecessary risk. We specialize in proven, blue-chip assets, as well as investing in up-and-coming artists and businesses for our most discerning clients. We have built strong and lasting relationships based on trust with our customers, and this is a key factor in making us
a favorite company for some investors.

Tell us about the company’s “open architecture” approach.
Our open architecture strategy removes all limitations of traditional investment options for our clients. If they want to invest in art and have a favorite artist, we get them the artwork. If they like a certain type of property, but want it in a specific location, we can also identify and organize it for them. We also help them invest in the “latest trend”, company or IPO, if they wish. We do not and will never put our customers in a box. Every product and every investment is tailored to the client’s needs, wants and tastes, whether it’s a Falcon Global Capital product or a product owned by third parties.

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates, with further hikes on the cards. How has this affected investor sentiment?
With central banks raising interest rates and rising inflation, those who spend their savings are doing well, however, that is not how the majority of the world lives day to day. While the wealthy benefit from rising interest rates but demand more from investment firms such as ours, the day-to-day working professional with an increased cost of living to cover must now more than ever, make every dollar count. What we at Falcon Global Capital see are people looking for new ways to make money. It can be a novice investor or a rich and experienced client with an excellent portfolio. Gone are the days of people just handing over their hard-earned cash because of the name above the door. People want ideas, strategy and some form of consistency and dependency in a world that is currently
knows uncertainty.

How do investors create a balanced portfolio in these uncertain times?
Creating a balanced portfolio is exactly that, being balanced. Although we understand that cryptocurrencies are the latest hype and many people have made a lot of money by investing at the right time; putting all your eggs in this volatile basket is never advisable. We know it too well. Having a hedged and therefore balanced and calculated portfolio offers consistency and security. We don’t run a get-rich-quick scheme, and we don’t want to waste our clients’ money where it can be helped. If you must invest in high-risk, high-reward products, such as digital currencies, these must be financially balanced with stable and proven tangible assets that deliver and have been proven to deliver consistently .

What are the main facets of the firm’s investment technology platform?
Any investment firm worth investing in, in 2022, will have a dedicated user and client platform, which can be either a minefield, an unused app, or a trusted source of information. . Like our approach to business, we like our platform to be clear, simple and precise. Everything a customer needs can be provided through the platform, everything a customer needs can be discussed with a “real” person. It’s important to us; we never want technology to get in the way of a conversation that could lead in so many more positive directions.

What key investment trends have you seen over the past 12-18 months?
Over the past 12 to 18 months, we have noticed a marked shift in sentiment among our investors, old and new. Previously, customers were only interested in yield and security, which is completely understandable for a passive investment. These days, we’ve noticed that our clients take an active interest in everything they invest in, especially when it comes to assets such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and art. Many customers, without prior knowledge or interest in art, are now interested in NFTs. Maybe they’ve seen their kids play Minecraft or sell Roebucks, but either way, it’s interesting how passive investing can foster interest in a trend or topic.

What alternative investments have gained traction lately?
Fine drinks and classic art will always have their place. Until very recently, the luxury watch market was seemingly and almost incredibly unstoppable. However, one asset class in which Falcon Global Capital remains heavily involved is classic, super and rare cars. Not only because they are a passion for us and we know the market well, but also because there is a level of longing and nostalgia that stirs the emotions of our customers in a changing world where the engine gasoline is on the verge of extinction and electric is the new world of buzz. With connections all over the world, we have kept our motor enthusiast clientele very happy, with feedback to match.

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Three Ways to Make Money in a Recession https://binggallery.com/three-ways-to-make-money-in-a-recession/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 18:21:57 +0000 https://binggallery.com/three-ways-to-make-money-in-a-recession/ Breadcrumb Links You can take advantage of a slowdown Author of the article: Three proven ways to get rich in a recession. Photo by Getty Images Content of the article This article was created by MoneyWise. Postmedia and MoneyWise may earn an affiliate commission through links on this page. Advertisement 2 This ad has not […]]]>

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Some politicians have dismissed the idea that the United States is currently in a recession. But if you look at the textbook definition, it looks like we can’t avoid using the “R” word anymore. Some experts predict that Canada will soon follow.

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A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of real GDP contraction. And real GDP in the United States fell at an annual rate of 1.6% in the first quarter, followed by a decline of 0.9% in the second quarter.

Recessions are prolonged downturns in economic activity, usually associated with falling retail sales, falling industrial production, falling wages and rising unemployment.

The good news? Downturns also provide plenty of opportunities for ordinary people to build wealth.

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Every investor wants to buy low and sell high. A stock market pullback during a recession could be an opportune time for bargain hunters.

While the contraction in GDP in the first and second quarters was not too severe, stocks have already fallen – by a lot.

The S&P 500 is down about 20% in the first six months of 2022, marking its worst first-half performance since 1970.

Investors looking to buy stocks on the cheap may want to be cautious and focus on companies that can thrive during a recession.

Warren Buffett, for example, loaded up on shares of food giant Kraft Foods (which later merged with Heinz to create Kraft Heinz) and electric utility NRG Energy (NRG) during the Great Recession of 2008.

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According to Hartford Funds, the S&P 500 has actually gained 3.7% on average during the 13 recessions since 1945.

You don’t need a lot of money to start investing. Some investment apps even let you buy fractional shares with as much money as you are willing to spend.

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Real estate offers another potentially lucrative opportunity during a recession.

A recession does not necessarily mean that we will see a decline in house prices. But one specific factor could dampen the upward momentum in the real estate market: interest rates.

Currently, the Bank of Canada is aggressively raising its benchmark interest rates to control runaway inflation. Rising interest rates are bad news for real estate.

When the cost of borrowing is high, people think twice about getting a loan to buy a home or an investment property.

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Real estate mogul Sam Zell – also known as the “Grave Dancer” – made his fortune buying properties when no one else wanted to.

In 1973, when the economy entered a recession, the real estate market collapsed, with many loans going into default. In this environment, Zell was able to acquire a portfolio of high quality properties at a very favorable price.

If you’ve been eyeing investment properties in recent years, a recession-induced price pullback could be a good entry point.

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Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, and the thought of starting a business in a recession — when other businesses might be closing — can seem daunting. But going against the grain has its advantages.

“Right now is the time to take advantage of an open field. Your competitors are stepping back and spending less money on marketing and advertising,” says Charles Gaudet, CEO of consulting and coaching agency Predictable Profits. “Some have started laying off employees. Others just sit back and hope for the best.

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There is no magic formula to get rich quickly. Whether investing in stocks, real estate, or starting your own business, it’s important to do your own research and assess your financial situation first.

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Stocks can be volatile, cryptos swing wildly back and forth, and even gold isn’t immune to the ups and downs of the market.

That’s why if you’re looking for the ultimate hedge, it might be worth discovering a real, but little-known asset: fine arts.

Contemporary artwork has outperformed the S&P 500 by 174% over the past 25 years, according to the Citi Global Art Market chart.

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On a scale of -1 to +1, with 0 representing no connection, Citi found that the correlation between contemporary art and the S&P 500 was only 0.12 over the past 25 years.

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