Lego beats gold

Lego beats gold

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 22nd January 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Lego beats gold

Researchers at Russia’s Higher School of Economics made a startling discovery last month, said Mark Sweney in The Guardian. “Investing in Lego is more lucrative than gold, art and wine.” The study looked at the second-hand prices of 2,322 “unopened” sets from 1987 to 2015, and concluded that the market has risen 11% annually – a better long-term return than almost every other asset, including stocks and bonds.

The best-performing sets include the Millennium Falcon, other Star Wars models, and the Taj Mahal. But the key message, if you want to build a nest egg, is that “not all sets are equally successful”, said Professor Victoria Dobrynskaya in The Times. Top performers have gained 600%, while others have proved lossmakers. Prices tend to rise two or three years after a set disappears from the shelves and very small and very big sets usually do best. Above all, it’s important “to be a fan” and “know the market”. And probably a good idea to keep them well away from compulsive builders…

TOP 21 OF THE DAY

Top 21 Linkin Park Songs

1              Numb

2              In the End

3              What I’ve Done

4              Breaking the Habit

5              Faint

6              New Divide

7              Papercut

8              Crawling

9              One Step Closer

10           Somewhere I Belong

11           Waiting for the End

12           Leave Out All the Rest

13           Lost in the Echo

14           The Catalyst

15           A Place for My Head

16           Iridescent

17           Lying from You

18           Given Up

19           Bleed It Out

20           From the Inside

21           Castle of Glass.

 

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…investing in Lego.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I’m not saying my wife’s a bad cook, but she uses a smoke alarm as a timer.

LOVE IS…

Love is… when you are my feelgood factor.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to listen to Numb by Linkin Park…A time to Listen to In The End by Linkin Park.

 

 

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