For most asset classes, the spring and summer of 2022 were incredibly turbulent times, and the case was often no different in collectible categories. After multiple boom years fueled by easy monetary policy, monetary and fiscal stimulus, technological advancement, and speculative momentum, positive sentiment quickly eroded over the last few months, as it did across the financial spectrum. Inflation ran rampant, the Fed promised heavy-handed action to subdue it, and economic growth quickly became the suspected collateral damage.
Suddenly, speculation on many collectible assets faded out of vogue, and the most speculative market participants headed straight for the exits. In many portions of the market, values plummeted and spring 2021 highs felt like very distant memories.
Be that as it may, news and performance were not unanimously poor, and there's been no shortage of (very) bright spots in 2022. Now that markets seem to be stabilizing from a perceived freefall in the middle stages of the year, we thought it prudent to check in on each major, collectible asset class in a quickly digested format - our first Collectible Market Briefings!
Find out how each asset class has held up in 2022, what storylines and trends have shaped performance, how various categories have stood up to recessionary conditions in the past, and what collectors and investors should keep an eye on in the closing months of the year.
This in-depth research report from Altan Insights centers on the performance at the high-end of the sports collectibles market in the second quarter of 2022. While our first quarter report captured the details of a more uneventful moment at a macro level, Q2 saw broad financial turmoil infiltrate the sports collectibles world. We examine auction sales, market performance, fractional activity, and much more to understand how the market held up across categories, eras, and sports. Game-worn vs. cards. Vintage vs. modern. Physical vs. digital. All the information you need to understand the performance of sports collectibles as an asset class, captured and made digestible.
This in-depth research report from Altan Insights centers on the performance of the high-end fine art market. As the longest-tenured collectible alternative asset class, art serves as a critically important vehicle for understanding alternative asset demand and sentiment.With the marquee auctions of May complete, we'll explore the data to understand how the overall market is performing, how the works of specific artists are being received, and how the current economic circumstances might affect market health. Whether you're an art collector, an investor on Masterworks, or a collector of other asset categories, there is much to be learned from one of the largest months in the history of art commerce. Click above to login or signup to receive a free copy of the report today.
The first in-depth research report from Altan Insights covers the performance at the high-end of the Sports Collectibles Market in the first quarter of 2022. While other markets have flourished with the support of thoughtful analysis and commentary on market trends, the Sports Collectibles Market has been somewhat left behind...until today. Backed by robust data, we’ll examine key trends at auction, in fractional markets, and in areas more tangential to the traditional Sports Collectibles world. Along the way, we’ll highlight key sales and data points that you may have missed, expanding on their short and long-term ramifications where relevant. Sign-up for free today to receive a copy of the report, replete with far-reaching market insight.