More interesting news from the RBA last week that the official cash rate will now be 0.75% at a time when real wages in Australia have essentially flat-lined. Aussie 10yr bond rates are headed for ground zero again, after a pick-up in September and our big four banks have made an extra $3.8billion since 2016, by not passing on the rate cut in full because we still can’t be bothered shopping around.
So how do we create better value for ourselves as investors in this new economic environment?
In a nutshell, the value of something is essentially what a present buyer will pay for it. For example, the bidder that paid $1.05 million for Jeff Thompson’s V8 GTHO Phase III Ford Falcon last year, no doubt considers his purchase a sound investment. Jeff himself paid $23,000 for the car back in the late-1980s. That’s more than 44 times the original purchase price. If the new owner achieves a similar rate of return over the next 30 years, the car will be worth over $45million. No doubt he will realise a substantial pay-day when he decides to sell.
What was this investor really paying for when he bought the ‘HO? Rarity of the cars is a critical factor – only 1557 units were built – meaning that examples in good condition are now few and far between. This, combined with a certain degree of nostalgia from baby boomer collectors, has led to increased desirability for the cars and escalating prices.
Not all of us want or can afford to invest in rare cars. However, Australian pink diamonds provide an opportunity to invest in a rare, desirable and discreet asset, at a lower price point than exotic cars. Many potential investors ask us what makes the Argyles brand so rare and will there ever be another Argyle mine?
The Argyle mine is the only successful commercial lamproite diamond mine in the world. This has created the unique chemistry of Argyles and their distinctive intense pink and red hues. An Australian diamond’s chroma – like a fingerprint – is also instantly recognisable to gemmologists, meaning that there is no way a pink diamond from another part of the world can ever be passed off as an Argyle certified diamond. If you invest in a genuine Australian diamond, you have purchased one of the rarest gemstones on the planet.
Speak to Argyle Diamond Investments today so you can acquire one of nature’s geological miracles before time runs out.