Are you interested in investing in art? We provide our premium subscribers with information on the investment potential of almost 1250 of the world's most active individual artists based on their financial results in the repeat sale auction market since the start of 2010. In addition, we provide an individualized artist investment quotient (AIQ) (patent applied for) for each of these artists based on the users preference for each of four behavioral performance factors which play a role in the decision process involving illiquid assets. We provide explanations of the analytical tools and guidance for their use to help the user decide for themselves which artists to consider in achieving their personal financial and collecting goals. All of the analysis tools are based on works that were sold at auction since 2010 and had been previously sold at auction. There are currently over 34,000 of these repeat sale pairs in the database. The site will be updated with new data after every auction season.
Subscribers will be asked to weigh the following four behavioral performance factors in their financial decision process to help determine which artist looks most promising:
• MARKET ADJUSTED RISK PER UNIT OF RETURN! (MARPUR)
• SALABILITY! (S) THE PERCENT OF WORKS OFFERED THAT ACTUALLY SOLD
• LOSS LIKELIHOOD! (LL) THE PERCENT OF WORKS THAT SOLD AT A LOSS
• RELATIVE LIQUID MARKE SIZE!(RLMS) WHAT IS THE MARKET SIZE OF EACH ARTIST RELATIVE TO THE ARTIST WITH THE MOST MARKET LIQUIDITY
The site also provides information on the correlation of the semi annual returns among over 70 of the most liquid artists. Risk return maps are also provided for user designated set of artists. In addition the site will provide information on the health of the repeat sale auction art market via a semi annual auction season Art Market Performance Ratio® (AMPR) based on the returns produced by the works that sell and the percent of works that do not sell.
You can explore the capabilities of this site for free by simply registering. But before you register we ask you to reveal your relative preference for the four behavioral performance factors by using the preference slider below. The only constrain on your input is that the sum of the weights given to each factor be equal to one and that the minimum weight for any factor being 5%.
After registering we will illustrate this crowd sourced information to allow you to see how your behavioral instincts compare to those of a wider audience.
Also after registering you can click on any of the horizontal tool bar pages above for an explanation of what is available on that page. Additional information about our philosophy and the website can be obtained, again after registering, by clicking on any of the buttons on the left hand side tool bar of this home page.
The first left hand side button discusses our approach to the general idea about art as an investment. Clicking on the second button yields a discussion of the data we use to gain inferences into the financial performance of the repeat sale auction market. Clicking on the third button provides a discussion of the fee charged for premium membership.
The information on this website is meant for your own personal use and enjoyment. Any non-personal or commercial use of this information by any person or organization is not permitted without the prior consent of the authors. This information should in no way be construed as a recommendation for art as an investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.