An analysis of investing in French wine by researchers from the Montpellier Business School has found that gold is a more profitable investment than wine in general, unless your portfolios contains top Bordeaux estates.
The 30-page study, published by the American Association of Wine Economists, compared investment performance from January 2007 to December 2013 of various wine investment indexes with stock and bond indexes and gold, inclduing the WineDex100 and Liv-Ex 100. Using a base of 100 at the beginning of the period, researchers observed that gold prices were highest for nearly the full study period, followed by wines and bonds – with stock values the lowest and always below 100. Although gold’s average annual rate of return for the full period amounted to 9.12%, higher than most indexes in the study, WineDex Bordeaux yielded a 9.18% average annual return. The 40 Bordeaux estates in that index include all top growths from the Left and Right
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