Article

Portfolio diversification benefits of investing in stamps

Citation

Veld C & Veld-Merkoulova YV (2007) Portfolio diversification benefits of investing in stamps. The Journal of Alternative Investments, 10 (1), pp. 56-61. http://www.iijournals.com/JAI/default.asp?Page=2&ISS=23971&SID=688993

Abstract
In November 2002 Stanley Gibbons, a large British stamp dealer, introduced the SG 100, an index for stamp investments. This index is used to study whether there are diversification benefits for British and American stock investors to invest in stamps. The Capital Asset Pricing Model regression of the mean monthly stamp index excess returns on the excess returns of stock indexes yields positive alphas for both British and American investors. This means that adding stamps to stock portfolios can improve the investment performance of both groups of investors.

Keywords
alternative investments; stamps; Investments; Postage stamps; Stamp collectors Great Britain; Stamp collectors United States

Journal
The Journal of Alternative Investments: Volume 10, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1223
PublisherInstitutional Investor Inc. (CAIA Association)
Publisher URLhttp://www.iijournals.com/…23971&SID=688993
ISSN1520-3255