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  • Bubble watch: Is this investment about to pop? Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    Pablo Picasso's "Tete" at Christie's in New York.

    Lackluster sales at a recent Christie's auction may not be a sign that the frothy art market is finally breaking down.

  • Wealthy could lose big if Fed stops money flow Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    While the wealthy don't show any signs of worrying about the effects of tighter money, they should be, according to economist Marc Faber.

  • In the frame: Art becomes an asset Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Demand for fine art is thriving, but it is the priciest works that are attracting most interest, as a number of paintings sold for millions of dollars at the Frieze Masters art fair in London.

  • Egg-sized diamond sells for record $30 million Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    The oval white diamond that was auctioned Monday.

    Diamond prices keep breaking records. The latest is a 118-carat, flawless D-diamond auctioned by Sotheby's for $30.6 million.

  • $5,000 a pop? Moët to auction 1914 Champagne Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    1914 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection

    Will there be a price bubble for bubbly? We'll soon find out when a 99-year-old bottle of Moët Champagne is sold at Sotheby's.

  • Jay Z, leading market indicator? Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Jay-Z

    When Jay Z starts rapping about Basquiat and Art Basel, is it time to think we've reached the top of an art bubble? At least one observer thinks so.

  • These Ferraris could set a new record Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which runs through Sunday, is expected to set an all-time sales record. Here's a look at the cars that might snag the new record.

  • Want to invest in diamonds? Good luck with prices Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Valuing diamonds and the broader diamond "market" is virtually impossible. That makes diamond investing a risky venture best left to insiders and seasoned professionals.

  • How much would you pay for candy from Buffett? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-eat tour of the See's Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit.

  • Ultrawealthy investors turn bullish on stocks Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    A new survey shows that a majority of families worth $30 million or more are focused on growth rather than preserving capital. That's up from last year's rate of 47 percent.

  • Most expensive car ever sold for $29 million Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    A 1954 Mercedes Benz Formula One racer just became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, having fetched $29 million.

  • Vintage Apple disappoints at auction Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:29 PM ET
    Christie's is auctioning off an original Apple-1 computer owned by Ted Perry as part of its First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century, an online auction of vintage tech products.

    The price of an Apple-1 computer sold at auction marks a huge increase from its 1976 sale price and shows how rare, highly prized vintage electronics are becoming a class of collectibles.

  • China's Luxe Tastes Spur Deal to Buy Yacht Maker Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 3:08 PM ET
    Wang Jianlin, Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group

    To meet China's demand for luxury goods, Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin plans to invest $1.6 billion on a yacht maker and a London hotel.

  • US Falls Behind in Creating Rich Entrepreneurs Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    America may be falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to creating entrepreneurial wealth, a study shows.

  • Top 10 Billionaire Art Collections Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    A woman bids at auction.

    A new study found that the world's 2,170 billionaires hold an average of $31 million each of art, equal to 0.5 percent of their net worth. Here are the top 10 holders.

  • Say Hello to the New Hedge Fund: The Family Office Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    Family offices are becoming major players in financial markets. A string of billionaire hedge funders have transformed their funds into family offices. Could SAC be next?

  • Bottle of Wine From French Palace Sells for $9,400 Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A bottle of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace, a 1990 Pomerol Chateau Petrus.

    The two-day auction of 1,200 bottles of wine from the Elysee Palace is on pace to surpass its estimate of $300,000, helped by the sale of a 1990 Petrus for $9,400.

  • Why Smart Investors Need to Be Social-Media Savvy Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Investors have a hard enough time reading 10-Ks and keeping up with corporate earnings. Now they're going to have to monitor Facebook and Twitter, too.

  • Fund Managers Court Silicon Valley of the Dollars Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley, including the San Jose (pictured).

    Wealth managers go where the money is, and the technology capital is flooded with the next crop of the newly rich.

  • Huge Diamond Sold at Auction for $26.7 Million Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    The pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 101.73 carats recently sold at auction for just under, $27 million.

    A huge diamond unearthed in Botswana commanded an unearthly price of $26.7 million from Christie's auction house Wednesday amid the spring ritual of well-heeled bidders flocking or phoning in to Geneva's luxury sales.