MoneyShow San Francisco highlights investing in art and antiques

SAN FRANCISCO — Antique Trader Editor Eric Bradley is a featured guest speaker for the Investment Masters Symposium on alternative investments at MoneyShow San Francisco, Aug. 24-26, 2012, at the San Francisco Marriott.

MoneyShow is a global financial media and education company that empowers individual investors, traders and financial advisers and provides access to the world’s leading investment experts via the Internet and live shows. MoneyShow San Francisco is focused on the changing global economy; markets, alternative investing and strategies for futures, commodities and currencies; and stocks, bonds and income funds.

Bradley’s presentation will look behind the headlines of major antiques, wine and collectibles sales to reveal why investors are paying new attention to the art and antiques markets. It will cover the risks and rewards of diversifying your portfolio, five fast-growing markets and what it takes to invest wisely in art and antiques.

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“The antiques market is in the midst of a renaissance, so there’s no wonder high-net-worth individuals are seeking security and growth in alternative assets,” Bradley said. “However, it’s crucial to be able to identify the true hallmarks of investment-worthy categories vs. those which are more popular than profitable.”

Bradley is the author of “Antique Trader Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide,” America’s No. 1-selling guide to the antiques and collectibles market. An award-winning investigative journalist with a degree in economics, Bradley has written hundreds of articles about antiques and collectibles and has made several media appearances as an expert on the antiques market. His work has received press from The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bradley is one of 55 distinguished economic experts who will address a range of topics pertaining to investments. Others include:

• Eric Jordan, author of “Modern Commemorative Coins, Invest Today Profit Tomorrow” (Krause, 2010). Jordan will cover how to pick tomorrow’s great classic coinage from the U.S. Mint’s current catalog of Eagles and explain why these coins resist softness in the metals market.

• Sergey Skaterschikov, author of “Skate’s Art Investment Handbook.” Skaterschikov will reveal the fundamentals of art valuation from a professional investor’s point of view. He will illustrate specific approaches to art valuation and some of the trends in art market dynamics.

• Steve Forbes, editor in chief of Forbes magazine. Forbes is slated to deliver the keynote address.

Other notable speakers scheduled to attend include Donald Luskin, chief investment officer for Trend Macrolytics LLC; Jack Ablin, executive vice president of Harris Private Bank and Harry Dent, author of “The Great Crash Ahead.”

Register to attend MoneyShow San Francisco, Aug. 24-26, 2012, at or call 800-970-4355. Registration is free, however, the Investment Masters Symposium is a paid event, and a ticket is required to attend.

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