Royalty Investing

News, insights, and tips about the world of royalties for investors and others interested in the market. 

Invest in the Thin White Duke

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In 1997, the modern era of music royalty investing was born with the introduction of Bowie Bonds. The idea was to create a bond secured by the future music royalties on an artist's music catalog or song. Investors seeking regular income would buy the bonds; the artists would receive the [.. .]

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Valuing Music Royalties

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The P/E ratio for technology stock Cisco Systems at its 2000 high was 196. The metric, which divides a stock’s price by its earnings-per-share, meant a buyer would have to wait nearly 200 years to recover the initial investment based on the company’s then-current earnings, and this is without taking [.. .]

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Valuing Music Royalties

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The P/E ratio for technology stock Cisco Systems at its 2000 high was 196. The metric, which divides a stock's price by its earnings-per-share, meant a buyer would have to wait nearly 200 years to recover the initial investment based on the company's then-current earnings, and this is without taking [.. .]

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The Contrarian Case for Music Royalties

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Jonathan Hoenig, Capitalistpig Hedge Fund "There is still a small minority of people out there that believes the world is coming to an end and that gold is the only place to be," a financial adviser sarcastically joked to the Associated Press in November 2000. Gold prices went on to [.. .]

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3 Reasons to Buy Music Royalty Assets in 2016

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With 2016 here, Royalty Investor is focusing this article on providing our investor audience with royalty news that relates to the A trends in investing: Alternatives and Absolute Return. As you review your investment performance for 2015 and think about changes to your allocations for 2016, you may want to [.. .]

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Royalty Investing: This is the Age of Absolutism

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Just as growth stock investing dominated the 1990s and commodities and emerging markets ruled the 2000s, strategies with consistent, absolute returns will dominate investor attention today. Music royalties can offer steady income. Learn more about how royalties produce absolute return.

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Run the Numbers on Royalties! Here's How...

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Ever wonder how to run the numbers on music royalties? Because royalty investments are income streams, that analysis involves comparing their anticipated flows against the performance of other alternatives. In this week's Royalty Review column, investment analyst, Jonathan Hoenig steps us through the thought process.

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Royalties if the Rates Don't Rise

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It's been a rough half-decade for income investors. Read this week's Royalty Review and learn how royalty income streams continue to produce in the face of falling interest rates.

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