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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Can the IMF Be Trusted?


 

The IMF, the International Monetary Fund - are they to be trusted? Bear in mind too that they are a United Nations agency though they would claim to be independent, yet I'm sure all UN agencies follow the same script, ie the one provided by New World (Dis)Order!

A few months ago the IMF admitted that they had failed in warning the world of the implications of the COVID-19 plandemic - a sort of apology I guess, but it was far from a mistake on their part - it was deliberate, I'm sure!

A lot of businessmen especially those in the finance sector set great store on the utterances by the IMF which on the face of it is quite logical isn't it? But, bear in mind that these utterances could be a slick way of the IMF imposing its will, globally!

Back in the 90s when I naively trusted the news and press, I moved to the Netherlands to live and work and once I'd mastered Dutch, it became apparent to me that every now and then the Dutch government could get what they wanted by manipulating the news media! For example, the economy was in dire straits yet  suddenly a report would appear in several newspapers stating for example that the economy would be back on track by the next quarter whilst there was no logical reason to say this! Yet, lo and behold, the economy did get better as those who did have money to spare, spent some, production increased to cater for this and thus more were gainfully employed! A clever trick don't you think?

A colleague sent me this :-

"Which countries are more vulnerable? Additional analysis in the Regional Economic Outlook for Asia-Pacific suggests that the effect is stronger when income inequality is already high to begin with"
Interestingly the IMF World Economic Outlook, published in October this year points to Emerging Markets and Developing Economies bouncing back quicker in 2021".
One of the articles  https://blogs.imf.org/2020/12/11/when-inequality-is-high-pandemics-can-fuel-social-unrest/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery which IMHO is to try and stir things up especially by inciting civil unrest. The other part is I'm sure a manner of luring the wealthy greedy gullible "investor" into shifting their resources from the West to these so-called emerging markets! Maybe you aren't yet aware that the ultimate goal of NW(Dis)O is the destruction of the West at all levels and all of what comes from them is propaganda to influence so that they eventually achieve their goal!

All the Marxists I'm sure will be rubbing their hands with glee at the imminent destruction of the West and what they call "Capitalism" but, Marxism, be it socialism or communist won't be the end result! Neo-feudalism will come, setting mankind back many centuries!

Agree or disagree, certainly food for thought is it not?

 



Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Are you sick of all the BS and downright lies with the internet "get rich quick" schemes?

 Are you sick of all the BS and downright lies with the internet "get rich quick" schemes?

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If you aren't yet sure about cryptocurrency and would like to know more then click here- a sort of Dummies Guide with links to delve deeper to know even more... 

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Enjoy and Good Luck 😁

 

 


Friday, December 4, 2020

Why Whisky is a Better Investment Than Gold for 2020

Why Whisky is a Better Investment Than Gold for 2020


In times of trouble, investors usually turn to something that seems like a safe haven. Life in a global pandemic is difficult enough after all, without gambling away your money on an investment that goes sour because of Covid-19 restrictions or the general economic turmoil they have caused.
Historically, gold has been the safe bet, a physical asset that holds onto its value no matter what is going on around it.
But there is another investment option that has been on the up and up amidst the chaos of this year. Whisky has proven to be a reliable investment during the turbulence of Covid-19, which is no surprise given how well it has performed over the last 10 years.
Presenting a return of 40% over a 12-month period, whisky investments have soared whilst gold investments offer a mere 12%. So is it time to switch from gold to whisky?
The Rise of Whisky as an Investment
To measure how well whisky performs as an investment it’s helpful to have something to compare it to, and the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index demonstrates exactly that. The value of investments into classic cars, for example, rose in value by 194% over the last ten years. Fine art rose by 141% and gold by 175%.
However, whisky investments rose by 564%. When it comes to gold, whisky still comes out on top, according to the Rare Whisky 101 report, which showed that over the past five years the value has risen 182%, compared to a rise of just 28.2% for gold, while both oil (15.9%) and the FTSE 100 (14.9%) also both trail whisky.
The BC20 Whisky Cask Index has shown that if you had invested $100,000 in whisky casks in July 2018, they would have been worth nearly $160,000 by the end of June 2020.
Meanwhile, the 1,000 most sought-after Scotch whisky bottles in the Rare Whisky Apex 1000 Index have increased in value by almost seven times since 2010. That’s quite the return on investment and is exactly what whisky has to offer.
With global Scotch whisky exports growing in value by 4.4% in 2019 to be worth £4.91 billion, there’s plenty of reasons for optimism around whisky investments right now.
Whisky as a Safe Haven in 2020
So how has Covid-19 impacted whisky prices? Unlike gold prices which plummeted in early March 2020, the early signs were certainly very positive. While the world went into lockdown and meltdown in March and April, investors were still buying up whisky.
So what is behind this rise in people buying whisky as an investment?
The 2020 Cask Whisky Buyer Report shows that 40% of investors are looking for alternative investments in 2020 because they want to spread and minimise the risk, which is hardly surprising as 30% say that they fear that they’ll make a loss because of the impact of Covid.
But why is whisky proving to be a safe bet during a global pandemic?
Why Whisky is a Safe Investment
Whisky’s appeal in times like these is that it’s a physical product that will retain its value without being overly impacted by changes in the financial markets. When it comes to the classic whiskies from the most sought-after distilleries, there’s only a finite amount available because it was made decades ago.
Indeed, each cask has its own specific flavours, which only adds to the appeal and value and investing in whisky means needing to have done your research into these brands, their production methods, etc.
However, this is much easier and more straightforward than the kind of insider knowledge you can need for other types of investments, making whisky a more accessible investment. And if something does go wrong and the monetary value does drop significantly, at least you still have the whisky.
So if you’re looking for a safe investment that will grow despite the continuing impacts of Covid-19 over the next months and years, the smart move is whisky, which has been setting new records and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

 
 
Scotch Single Malt Cask Investment returns 10% + p.a.
You may have seen investing in whisky in the news recently. I wanted to let you know what we are offering here at Whisky investment Partners to see if this could benefit you or your clients as we are looking to build partnerships with professionals such as yourself.
There is clearly a demand for whisky at present which is being driven by the economic uncertainty the virus outbreak has caused and the impact it's having on traditional asset classes from clients seeking non-correlated asset-backed safer alternatives.
An Overview
An opportunity exists for investors to purchase new-make spirit, fresh off the stills in 200L casks to hold for the medium to long term to sell in the future for a profit. I’m sure you’re aware that whisky increases in value with age.
 
Why Invest?
The simple answer is that every client should hold a diverse range of products including non-correlated alternatives. These will help protect portfolios during turbulent times. This is especially relevant during the current crisis we find ourselves in at present.
 
Track Record
There is a limited number of distilleries in Scotland. As such, supply simply can't keep up with demand. Scotch whisky exports grow consistently, year on year at an average of 5.8% with new emerging markets opening up all the time. The export value alone in 2019 was worth £4.8 billions pounds (GBP)
 
Scotch whisky has a proven track record of appreciating in value every year as it ages. This rise in value can increase exponentially after year 7 as only 15% of the 20 million casks currently laid down maturing in Scotland are over this age marker.
 
Security
Cask owners benefit from full, outright ownership, unlike bonds, funds, or securities. Once purchased the ownership title is passed to the client. While maturing, casks are stored in secure, HMRC approved bonded warehouses, fully insured against fire, theft, and damage. Insurance is adjusted annually to ensure the appropriate level of cover is always in place.
 
Investment Highlights
  •     Investment Term - 3 - 30+ years
  •     Projected Returns - 10%+
  •     Minimum Investment from - £2,100 (GBP per cask)
  •     Non-correlated sector
  •     100% full ownership
  •     Fully insured against loss, theft, or damage
  •     CGT exempt
  •     Stored in HHRC approved bonded warehouses
  •     Multiple exit options
  •     Open to all investors in every country. No, restrictions
When it comes to the time to sell casks, this could be in 3, 5, 7, or even 30 years’ time, we will sit down with clients and discuss the various options available. We can, through our network of blenders and bottlers broker a sale for a small 2% fee, or we can purchase the cask back from clients directly. Alternatively, clients can make their own arrangements either by contacting a blender themselves, selling at auction, or bottling the product, whichever option they decide best meets their needs, we will advise through the whole process.
 
Generous marketing fees available for select Agents/Brokers/IFA’s who can promote the option to their client base.
 
Please contact info@fngassociates.com for further details and due diligence! See also https://fngassociates.com.
See here for Privacy/Disclaimer
 


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Scotch Whisky Growth Goes Global

Scotch Whisky Growth Goes Global

India Drinks Over Three Times More Whiskey Than Any Other Country | Food &  Wine

When Scotch whisky was being made by monks in abbeys in 15th Century Scotland, they couldn’t have begun to imagine that one day it would be a drink that’s enjoyed all around the world. It would have seemed even less likely over the following centuries when monasteries were dissolved and whisky production had to continue underground, before coming into its own in the 19th Century by which time over 4 million gallons were being produced each year.
Today there are around 128 distilleries in Scotland, which is the highest concentration of whisky production in any country in the world. Not only that, but it’s also a hugely popular drink on a global scale, sold and enjoyed in almost any country you could think of. And the good news for distilleries and distributors alike is that its popularity keeps on growing.
Global Growth in Exports
The recent export figures for 2019 from HM Revenue and Customs, released by The Scotch Whisky Association show that there’s been worldwide growth of 4.4%. Scotch whisky is currently worth £4.91 billion a year as an industry, and saw growth in 106 global markets, with Asia and Africa showing value increases of 9.8% and 11.3% respectively.
Scotch whisky is the world’s most internationally-traded spirit, with 42 bottles shipped every single second, so it’s no wonder that it represents around 75% of Scotland’s food and drink exports. Markets like Brazil, India and South Africa are all showing signs of growth in 2020 despite the impact Covid-19 has had on trade in general.
The figures show particularly good news for the Scottish Single Malts market, which grew by over 14% from 2016 to 2017 while exports are predicted to have grown by 11.4% from 2018 to 2022. Meanwhile there was also a jump in the number of 70cl bottles exported last year, up 2.4% to 1.31bn.
The largest areas showing growth in Scotch whisky exports in 2019 were:
  •     USA: £ 1,069m (up 2.8%)
  •     Taiwan: £205m (up 22%)
  •     Germany: £184m (up 5.6%)
  •     Spain: £180m (up 4.8%)
  •     India: £166m (up 19.7%)
  •     Japan: £147m (up 16.1%)
  •     Latvia: £142m (up 8.1%)
Is Scotch Whisky Covid and Tariff Proof?
Investments in Scotch whisky have continued to grow in 2020 despite the turbulence in global markets in general, but does that mean that it’s Covid-proof? The global pandemic has certainly had an impact on the market. For one thing, earlier in the year when the country went into lockdown for the first time, that affected distilleries’ ability to work.
Many then pivoted to using their ingredients to produce hand sanitiser for essential services, using denatured alcohol. Some provided denatured alcohol for other firms to produce sanitiser, while others did the whole process themselves, playing an important role in protecting their communities in a time of real trouble.
Once production got back to normal levels, uncertainties around trade and global and local restrictions brought in around the world saw a 30% drop in exports for Scotch whisky in the first half of 2020. This is understandable in the circumstances, but still represents the first real bump in the road for a market much more used to growth.
As Covid-19 restrictions gradually ease and trading conditions return to normal, we can expect to see numbers picking up again for the second half of the year. The overall sales figures are likely to be lower than 2019, but this is a situation that will be reflected in all other asset classes as the pandemic will have impacted all exports.
Of more concern is the tariff brought in by the USA in October 2019 on the import of single malt Scotch whisky and Scotch whisky liqueurs. The immediate impact of that could be seen in the results for the final quarter of 2019, which saw a 25% drop and is expected to impact particularly on smaller distilleries who only produce single malt Scotch and rely on the US market for exports. However, with notable growth in various other global markets, that reliance could become less important in time.
Another cloud on the horizon is the uncertainty about the impact of Brexit, which will see trading conditions change in ways as yet unclear from the start of 2021. However, Scotch whisky investment has largely remained resilient so far through the chaos of 2020, continuing to grow in value up by 564% in the last 10 years according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, despite Covid-19, so there are still plenty of reasons for optimism, whatever challenges the pandemic, tariffs and Brexit may yet create in the export markets.
After all, if Scotch whisky could flourish despite the best efforts of King Henry VIII in the 16th Century, these challenges are not likely to hold up its continued global growth in the 21st Century.
 
 
Scotch Single Malt Cask Investment returns 10% + p.a.
You may have seen investing in whisky in the news recently. I wanted to let you know what we are offering here at Whisky investment Partners to see if this could benefit you or your clients as we are looking to build partnerships with professionals such as yourself.
There is clearly a demand for whisky at present which is being driven by the economic uncertainty the virus outbreak has caused and the impact it's having on traditional asset classes from clients seeking non-correlated asset-backed safer alternatives.
An Overview
An opportunity exists for investors to purchase new-make spirit, fresh off the stills in 200L casks to hold for the medium to long term to sell in the future for a profit. I’m sure you’re aware that whisky increases in value with age.
 
Why Invest?
The simple answer is that every client should hold a diverse range of products including non-correlated alternatives. These will help protect portfolios during turbulent times. This is especially relevant during the current crisis we find ourselves in at present.
 
Track Record
There is a limited number of distilleries in Scotland. As such, supply simply can't keep up with demand. Scotch whisky exports grow consistently, year on year at an average of 5.8% with new emerging markets opening up all the time. The export value alone in 2019 was worth £4.8 billions pounds (GBP)
 
Scotch whisky has a proven track record of appreciating in value every year as it ages. This rise in value can increase exponentially after year 7 as only 15% of the 20 million casks currently laid down maturing in Scotland are over this age marker.
 
Security
Cask owners benefit from full, outright ownership, unlike bonds, funds, or securities. Once purchased the ownership title is passed to the client. While maturing, casks are stored in secure, HMRC approved bonded warehouses, fully insured against fire, theft, and damage. Insurance is adjusted annually to ensure the appropriate level of cover is always in place.
 
Investment Highlights
  •     Investment Term - 3 - 30+ years
  •     Projected Returns - 10%+
  •     Minimum Investment from - £2,100 (GBP per cask)
  •     Non-correlated sector
  •     100% full ownership
  •     Fully insured against loss, theft, or damage
  •     CGT exempt
  •     Stored in HHRC approved bonded warehouses
  •     Multiple exit options
  •     Open to all investors in every country. No, restrictions
When it comes to the time to sell casks, this could be in 3, 5, 7, or even 30 years’ time, we will sit down with clients and discuss the various options available. We can, through our network of blenders and bottlers broker a sale for a small 2% fee, or we can purchase the cask back from clients directly. Alternatively, clients can make their own arrangements either by contacting a blender themselves, selling at auction, or bottling the product, whichever option they decide best meets their needs, we will advise through the whole process.
 
Generous marketing fees available for select Agents/Brokers/IFA’s who can promote the option to their client base.
 
Please contact info@fngassociates.com for further details and due diligence! See also https://fngassociates.com.
See here for Privacy/Disclaimer
 


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Could 2020 be the Best Year Yet to Invest in Whisky?

Could 2020 be the Best Year Yet to Invest in Whisky?

Top 10 best-selling Scotch malt whiskies | Scotch Whisky

Never in our lifetime have we seen so much uncertainty surrounding the investment market. Yes, successful investments aren’t as predictable as they have been in the past, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to halt, it’s simply time to adapt. Scotch whisky has already proved to be a lucrative investment since it became one of the most desirable luxury asset classes in 2019 according to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index and turbulent times have ceased to knock it from its pedestal. But what if we told you, 2020 could be the best year yet to make that investment?
Whisky Produced in 2020 Promises High Profits
The value of whisky isn’t directly affected by the ever-fluctuating stock market which is one of the reasons why investors have been turning from gold to whisky investments during Covid-19. Whisky is an asset class that will always be valuable due to supply and demand. The first lockdown in March 2020 caused distilleries across the world to close which is something that hasn’t happened in the past. According to the Scotch Whisky Association at that time, “87% of production sites are either operating at reduced capacity or have closed entirely”. While this was devastating for the economy and distillery owners alike, this event in history could be music to investor’s ears in 15 to 20 years.
What Factors Determine the Value of Whisky?
Not all whisky is created equal. That’s why some whiskies will be valued in the hundreds and some bottles sell at auctions for thousands or even millions. A bottle of The Macallan Fine and Rare 60-Year-Old 1926 recently made the headlines when it sold at auction for a record 1.9 million. So, what exactly is it that sets some whiskies apart from the rest? Is it the brand, the age or the quantity? Or all three?
As we can see from The Macallan sale, the brand does make some whiskies more highly sought-after than others. Age is another significant factor that determines the price that a batch of whisky will sell for. Whisky casks are not sealed tight, so over time, whisky evaporates which means there will be less to bottle the older it gets. Naturally, this means that there is a smaller quantity available when compared with less mature whisky batches, which means they are worth more. Pair this with global demand for Scotch Whisky being at an all time high and an impressive asset value growth standing at 564%, it is no surprise prices for whisky created in 2020 are predicted to sky rocket. The second factor is scarcity. The smaller the quantity, the more covetable it will be to a collector or an investor. With whisky production almost coming to a halt at the beginning of 2020, this can only mean the whisky produced during this year will be highly coveted.
2020 Whisky is Set to Be an Illustrious Batch  
There isn’t a whole load of positive things that we can take out of 2020, but rare whisky will be one of them. As mentioned previously, lower production units create rarity which drives desirability, and in turn generates exceptionally valuable whisky. As Covid-19 impacted over three quarters of the whisky production sites, the amount of whisky produced will be the lowest in history and the only whisky created during truly unprecedented times. This provides investors with a unique and potentially lucrative investment opportunity.
Invest in a Part of Whisky History
2020 will be remembered for a plethora of reasons, for a time when the world stood still and we were forced to adapt in all areas of our lifestyle, not just investing. This year marks a unique year in the world of whisky production. We predict it will also increase the price that collectors will be prepared to pay for whisky produced in this year further down the line. After all, you are not just purchasing a cask of whisky in 2020, you are purchasing a piece of whisky history. One thing is for sure, this year is unlike any other and will forever be known as the year that broke the mould.
Will 2020 be the year you try your hand at whisky cask investment?
 
Scotch Single Malt Cask Investment returns 10% + p.a.
You may have seen investing in whisky in the news recently. I wanted to let you know what we are offering here at Whisky investment Partners to see if this could benefit you or your clients as we are looking to build partnerships with professionals such as yourself.
There is clearly a demand for whisky at present which is being driven by the economic uncertainty the virus outbreak has caused and the impact it's having on traditional asset classes from clients seeking non-correlated asset-backed safer alternatives.
An Overview
An opportunity exists for investors to purchase new-make spirit, fresh off the stills in 200L casks to hold for the medium to long term to sell in the future for a profit. I’m sure you’re aware that whisky increases in value with age.
 
Why Invest?
The simple answer is that every client should hold a diverse range of products including non-correlated alternatives. These will help protect portfolios during turbulent times. This is especially relevant during the current crisis we find ourselves in at present.
 
Track Record
There is a limited number of distilleries in Scotland. As such, supply simply can't keep up with demand. Scotch whisky exports grow consistently, year on year at an average of 5.8% with new emerging markets opening up all the time. The export value alone in 2019 was worth £4.8 billions pounds (GBP)
 
Scotch whisky has a proven track record of appreciating in value every year as it ages. This rise in value can increase exponentially after year 7 as only 15% of the 20 million casks currently laid down maturing in Scotland are over this age marker.
 
Security
Cask owners benefit from full, outright ownership, unlike bonds, funds, or securities. Once purchased the ownership title is passed to the client. While maturing, casks are stored in secure, HMRC approved bonded warehouses, fully insured against fire, theft, and damage. Insurance is adjusted annually to ensure the appropriate level of cover is always in place.
 
Investment Highlights
  •     Investment Term - 3 - 30+ years
  •     Projected Returns - 10%+
  •     Minimum Investment from - £2,100 (GBP per cask)
  •     Non-correlated sector
  •     100% full ownership
  •     Fully insured against loss, theft, or damage
  •     CGT exempt
  •     Stored in HHRC approved bonded warehouses
  •     Multiple exit options
  •     Open to all investors in every country. No, restrictions
When it comes to the time to sell casks, this could be in 3, 5, 7, or even 30 years’ time, we will sit down with clients and discuss the various options available. We can, through our network of blenders and bottlers broker a sale for a small 2% fee, or we can purchase the cask back from clients directly. Alternatively, clients can make their own arrangements either by contacting a blender themselves, selling at auction, or bottling the product, whichever option they decide best meets their needs, we will advise through the whole process.
 
Generous marketing fees available for select Agents/Brokers/IFA’s who can promote the option to their client base.
 


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Please contact info@fngassociates.com for further details and due diligence! See also https://fngassociates.com.
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