The ability to track long-term historic prices is invaluable to any investor. That is why we launched the following indices. They are such a useful investing tool that Bloomberg started listing them on their Bloomberg Professional service at the start of 2008. Here are the indices available:
GB30 Rarities Index
Launched in 2004 and backdated to 1998, the GB30 Rarities Index as quoted on Bloomberg Professional® is a collection of classic GB stamps that we would recommend for investment.
The index increased by 38.6% in 2008, while the global economy crumbled. The best performing stamp increased by 93.5% and the worst performer in the index still went up by 8.6%.
And remember, that’s amidst a global credit crunch and a backdrop of world economic gloom.
Click here to see the GB30 Rarities Index.
Launched in early 2012 the GB250 Index as quoted on Bloomberg Professional® tracks the value of some of the premium rare stamps Stanley Gibbons offers to investors. Created in 2011 with prices backdated to 2001 the aim of the GB250 Index is to provide a broad view of the investment market for Great Britain stamps.
Showing similar strength to the GB30 Rarities Index, the GB250 Index has shown an average compound return of 13.4% over 10 years.
Click here to see the GB250 Index.
Commonwealth Rarities Index
Launched in 2004 and backdated to 1998, the Commonwealth Rarities Index is the same as the GB Index, but records prices of 30 classic Commonwealth stamps that we would recommend for investment.
The index recorded a compound increase of 158% in the last 12 years, with the best performing stamp increasing by 355% in that time.
Click here to see the Commonwealth Rarities Index.
Rare Coin Index
The Stanley Gibbons Rare Coin Index as quoted on Bloomberg Professional® is a good indication of the strength of the rare coin market. What the index shows is that, like rare stamps, rare British coins continue on a steady upward trend with no volatility.
The Rare Coin Index also shows an average compound return of 13.3% over the last 10 years.
Click here to see the Rare Coin Index.
Fraser's Rarities Index
This index is taken from analysis of the top 100 most sought-after autographs and their retail price in 1997 compared to today's market value. The investment index gives an average of the percentage growth in value over the period for specific items, with personalities from the worlds of sport, film, music and other key historical figures.
Click here to see the Fraser's Rarities Index.
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