• Discounts and special offers
  • Subscriber-only articles and interviews
  • Breaking news and trending topics

Already a subscriber?

By signing up, you accept Moneywise's Terms of Use, Subscription Agreement, and Privacy Policy.

Not interested ?

Consistent historical performance of art

You probably think of art as just some canvas that makes your living room look nicer, but art has quietly outperformed other asset classes for years.

Art is part of a $1.7 trillion asset class according to Deloitte, which is roughly half the size of venture and private equity. Contemporary art has outperformed the S&P 500 by 131% for the past 26 years, and it has a near zero correlation to stocks according to Citi.

Having a low correlation to stocks makes art a useful hedge against market volatility. Masterworks, a platform with a $1 billion unicorn valuation, is revolutionizing art investing and bringing this asset class to your portfolio for the first time.

More: 4 fine art trends to keep an eye on

Trading Tips for All Levels: Avoid These 5 Expensive Mistakes

Don't let costly errors derail your trading success. Learn about the five most expensive mistakes in options trading and how to avoid them, whether you're just starting out or have years of experience. Enhance your trading strategy today and stay ahead of the game!

Learn More

Becoming an art investor

Masterworks makes it possible for every savvy investor to access an asset that has previously been limited to the ultra-wealthy. Instead of buying a single painting for millions of dollars, you can now invest in shares of individual works.

With this revolutionary investment platform, all you have to do is select which shares you want to buy and Masterworks will handle the rest.

They do all the work for you, finding, purchasing and storing the artwork, while you get the rewards.

Masterworks holds the piece until it appreciates in value. When they sell it, you get a prorated portion of the profit. It may take some time — Masterworks will sell the piece in 3-10 years — but they have a track record of 9-39% net annualized returns on sold paintings. Plus, if you don’t feel like waiting for that windfall, you have the option to sell your shares on their secondary market.

Get started investing in art

Still unsure? Take a cue from Forbes: “If you’re looking to diversify your portfolio without spending a fortune, Masterworks offers a compelling option.”

It only takes seconds to apply for Masterworks — they make it simple to invest in art and potentially rake in those colorful returns.

Skip the waitlist with this exclusive offer for Moneywise readers.

Sponsored

This 2 Minute Move Could Knock $500/Year off Your Car Insurance in 2024

Saving money on car insurance with BestMoney is a simple way to reduce your expenses. You’ll often get the same, or even better, insurance for less than what you’re paying right now.

There’s no reason not to at least try this free service. Check out BestMoney today, and take a turn in the right direction.

Diana Bird Associate Editor

Diana Bird is an Associate Editor for Moneywise. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in English Literature and Classical Civilizations as well as a Certification in Publishing from Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to joining Moneywise, Diana worked for a non-profit organization that delivered training to financial supervisors in emerging and developing economies.

Disclaimer

The content provided on Moneywise is information to help users become financially literate. It is neither tax nor legal advice, is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional. We make no representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to the data provided, the timeliness thereof, the results to be obtained by the use thereof or any other matter.