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  • Hopper painting sells for record $40.5 million Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken”

    Edward Hopper's famous portrait of economic hardship has just become the new symbol of unbridled wealth.

  • NBA rookie phenom plays tight D with his money Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Millionaire on the court: Philadelphia 76er phenom Michael Carter-Williams

    Young pro athletes often burn through big money contracts, but Philadelphia 76ers phenom Michael Carter-Williams is going to an extreme to protect himself.

  • Norman Rockwell work sets auction record Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 6:20 PM ET

    Norman Rockwell's "Saying Grace" sold on Wednesday for more than $46 million, double its high pre-sale estimate.

  • Even Santa can't help—LaFerrari is sold out Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:21 PM ET

    Even if you have $1.4 million to buy a LaFerrari, you probably can't get it. The supercar's sold out.

  • This week, the largest-known private collection of memorabilia from the Lord of the Rings films will be auctioned in Beverly Hills.

  • Millionaires grow cautious about the market Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Millionaires are feeling better about the economy, but more skeptical of the stock market, according to Spectrem Group's Millionaire Investor Confidence Index.

  • More athlete IPOs to follow on 'jock exchange'? Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 2:33 PM ET
    Running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans in a September game.

    Fantex will launch the largest celebrity IPO in history on a stock exchange that lets fans and investors trade on the value of personal brands.

  • Auto auction: Zero to $62 million in 2 hours Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 10:53 AM ET
    1964 Ferrari 250 LM sold for $14million during an auction at Sotherby's.

    The "Art of the Automobile" auction held by Sotheby's and RM Auctions surpassed its estimate of $50 million Thursday, when it sold off 31 gleaming vintage cars.

  • Good luck selling mutual funds to Twitter employee Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Twitter's founders were on hand to launch the company's IPO at the NYSE on Nov. 7, 2013.

    Silicon Valley's suddenly wealthy won't be doing mutual funds and muni bonds. Start-up millionaires just don't do "traditional" when it comes to investing.

  • Want to invest like a billionaire? Now you can Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    The NYSE and iBillionaire have launched the iBillionaire Index, which tracks the blue-chip stock holdings of leading billionaire investors.

  • 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.

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