القيم العالمية

أسعار الألماس المصقول, تختلف بدرجة كبيرة بناءا على وزن (قيراط), لون, نقاء وشكل الألماس. وهي تسمى بال 4C . وعلى النقيض من المعادن الثمينة، لا يوجد سعر عالمي لكل غرام للماس.

هذه الصناعة تحدد اسعارها عن طريق ادلة الاسعار مثل تقرير ربابورت الماس، وتقرير الماس تروي، برايسسكوب، أجيديم أنتويرب الماس والتي تنشر شهريا, ودليل الجوهرة الذي ينشر اسبوعيا, شهريا او كل ثلاثة اشهر/ ربع سنوي. المنظمات المتخصصة في الأحجار الكريمة لها معايير مختلفة والتي يمكن استخدامها للمساعدة في تحديد الماس والتسعير، بما في ذلك جيا، هرد و إيجي. وتركز هذه المنظمات على البحوث والدراسات، التي تنقلها فيما بعد إلى أعضائها والعامة.

وقد تأثرت أسعار الماس الخام بشكل تاريخي من قبل شركات التعدين التي تسيطر على العرض، وعلى الأخص دي بيرز. ومع ذلك، وبعد تفكيك كارتيل دي بيرز في عام 2001، أصبحت الصناعة الآن أكثر تجزؤا مما أدى إلى ارتفاع نسبة مبيعات الماس التي تجري في شكل مزادات وأشكال أخرى من مبيعات السوق المفتوحة.

مزايا الإستثمار في الألماس

تحويل دولي.

ارتفاع منتظم في التكلفة.

الموثوقية في حفظ الأموال من سقوط سوق الأسهم, إفلاس البنوك والإصلاحات المالية.

الحفاظ على التكلفة في فترات التضخم المالي.



تنقلية.

الإستثمار بسرية تامة.

متعددة الاستخدامات.

جودة ذات مظهر واستقرار عالي مقارنة مع السلع الفاخرة الأخرى.



الألماس كسلعة

هل من الممكن ان يكون الألماس هو الذهب الجديد؟

عدد صغير من الإستثمارات المحترفة حول العالم تتنافس وراء الكواليس لتحويل الجوهرة إلى سلعة من شأنها أن تكون متاحة للمستثمرين بنفس الطريقة التي تحول بها الذهب لسلعة متدوال عليها من خلال العملات في البورصة.

التداول على الالماس حصري بالولايات المتحدة لسوق التجزئة لخواتم الخطوبة ومجوهرات اخرى ومن وراء الكواليس هنالك المساومات بين التجار في مناطق مثل حي الماس في مانهاتن في شارع ويست 47.

لكن محترفي هذه الصناعة في نيويورك, لندن, سويسرا واسرائيل يقولون بان هنالك انفتاحا لتوفير الوصول العام الموثوق به للعالم المتنامي من المستثمرين الذين كانوا على استعداد لإغراق اموالهم في استثمارات على أصول غريبة مثل البلاديوم والفضة. هولاء المحترفون كانو قد حولوا صندوق من الذهب الا وهو سهم سبدر جولد الى واحدة من أكبر صناديق التداول في العالم، وتبلغ قيمتها السوقية نحو 70 مليار دولار.

لجنة الاوراق المالية والبورصات تقدم عرضا لإنشاء أول بورصة لتداول الألماس والذي سيكون متاحا لأي شخص لديه حساب تداول عبر الانترنت. . وستشتري الماس من قيراط واحد وتخزينها في قبو في أنتويرب ببلجيكا، وتقدم قيم يومية مع مؤشر لم يذكر اسمه بعد. ويدعم هذا الصندوق شركة نيويورك، إندكسيق، التي جلبت 14 صندوقا آخر من أسواق الصرف إلى الأسواق في السنوات الخمس الماضية

بالإضافة لذلك فإن مارتين ربابورت واللذي اسس مقياس شهير لتسعير الألماس, قد قال مؤخرا بإنة كان يعمل على تحرير بعض المنتجات هذه السنة والتي سيكون من الممكن التداول عليها من قبل مستثمرين, وقد رفض ان يوصف تلك المنتجات.

ربما اكثر خطة متطورة, أكثر شركة مشهورة لتداول الألماس, هاري وينستون, تعملعلى إنشاء صندوق قيمته 250 مليون دولار من المقرر أن يبدأ بشراء نصف قيراط من الماس إلى ستة قيراط هذا العام بأموال من المؤسسات والمستثمرين مثل صناديق التحوط والمعاشات التقاعدية. وسيملك هذا الصندوق الماس الذي تم شراؤه وبيعه في مخازن هاري وينستون وبيع أسهمه للمستثمرين من القطاع الخاص.


This article is excerpted from http://www.ehudlaniado.com

“Diamond is the last uncommoditized commodity, and so it’s drawing in many organizations,” said Edahn Golan, the editor in chief of IDEX Online, a provider of diamond industry data. “I assume that by the end of this year there will be a bunch of them out.”

Investment professionals say that retail investors should be very careful, given the difficulty of establishing consistent prices for diamonds of widely different cuts and quality, and the traditional secrecy of the industry. The diamond market has also been tarnished by accounts of stones mined in war-torn parts of Africa, though both the IndexIQ fund and the Harry Winston fund have committed to avoiding such so-called blood diamonds.

“There would be a huge learning curve for me to be comfortable trading something like this,” said Matt Zeman, a commodity trader at Kingsview Financial.

The diamond industry can only dream of replicating the success of gold companies. Gold investments, rather than jewelry, have become the primary driver of growth in the industry, according to the World Gold Council, pushing annual production to around $100 billion, Citigroup analysts say. By comparison, the annual production of polished diamonds is about $18 billion, Citi said.

The allure of diamonds is that, like gold, they are easily authenticated and long lasting. But unlike gold, and oil, diamonds have not had much price volatility, in part because they have not been touched by large flows of speculative money, though that could change if the new efforts succeed.

“It makes sense that investors would have interest in diamond-backed funds,” said Joung Park, a commodities analyst at Morningstar.

This is not the first rush to bring diamonds to Wall Street. When inflation was soaring in the late 1970s, the search for stable stores of value led to a few legitimate, and many illegitimate, operations that lured retail investors into diamonds. One, started by the financial company Thomson McKinnon, sold shares privately and was wound down when interest rates plummeted, taking the value of diamonds with them.


This article is excerpted from http://www.ehudlaniado.com

The market long repelled many investment professionals because of the 80 percent to 90 percent market share of production held by De Beers, the global diamond giant. That began to ebb when De Beers relaxed its grip on the supply channels in 2000, and subsequently sold some of its mines and inventory, reducing its market share to 40 percent today, according to Citi.

“Before De Beers gave up its monopoly, the investment case was pretty difficult,” said Peter Laib, chairman of the Swiss firm Diamond Asset Advisors, which is working with Harry Winston on a diamond fund. “Why would I start a fund where the price is controlled by one company?”

The end of the monopoly still left perhaps the biggest barrier to investment: the lack of uniform standards for diamond pricing. Unlike gold, which is sold for essentially the same price in financial markets around the world, diamonds have been sold mostly through bazaarlike areas like the Manhattan district and the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, which advertises that a “binding handclasp fixes price, delivery and conditions.”

“The diamond industry suffers from an image which sadly is rather well deserved, which is hiding behind smoke and mirrors,” said Charles Wyndham, the London-based founder of Polished Prices, a diamond pricing company.

Many market participants argue that diamonds are not a commodity but unique items that need to be evaluated individually. But Wyndham, Rapaport and IDEX are competing to prove that wrong by creating standardized pricing. IDEX has an hourly updated index of asking prices from its online database, weighted with the 15 most popular varieties.

The IDEX index is not the best gauge, Mr. Wyndham argues, because it relies on asking prices rather than actual transaction prices, as stock exchanges do. He has built the Polished Prices index, which is available on Bloomberg terminals, and uses selling prices the company receives from 20 wholesalers. He said he was working with a “major European financial institution” that is seeking to win regulatory approval in Europe for yet another diamond fund that could be available to the public.

Polished Prices hosted a conference in 2007 with dozens of finance industry professionals who considered how to make diamonds a regulated investment. Mr. Wyndham’s partner, Richard Platt, said he thought then that a product would be available sooner.


This article is excerpted from http://www.ehudlaniado.com

“It’s been difficult, but we’re quite a long way down the road to getting there,” Mr. Platt said.

Mr. Wyndham and Mr. Rapaport are critical of the only fund that is available to ordinary investors, the Diamond Circle Capital Fund, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2008. It collected roughly $50 million from investors and used it to buy stones, each worth at least a million dollars. Mr. Wyndham said the fund managers did not work out a system for pricing and eventually selling its holdings. Shares have dropped to less than $4.20 this week from around $10 in 2008.

Andrew Dawson, the fund administrator, said it recently underwent a management change and now has a better strategy with the new managers. The fund working with Harry Winston has devised a novel way of dealing with the problem of pricing. The manager in Switzerland will pay for the inventory in Harry Winston stores. The value of the diamonds will be determined after a customer buys a piece of jewelry containing the stones and a replacement stone is purchased through Harry Winston’s supply chain. The fees for the fund will be similar to those of a hedge fund, with a 1.5 percent management fee and 20 percent of any increase in value.

The United States-based fund from IndexIQ advisers did not list its planned fee in the application it filed to the S.E.C. in March. Its other exchange-traded funds have fees around 1 percent annually and trade on the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca exchange. Its biggest fund replicates hedge fund strategies and has attracted $200 million in assets. The S.E.C. does not comment on pending applications.

All the new sponsors make the same argument for what makes diamonds attractive to investors: while the supply of new diamonds is not expected to rise, the demand from India and China is expected to increase steadily. Brian Chen, a mining analyst at Citigroup, said “the fundamentals look so good in terms of supply and demand.”

The Polished Prices index has fallen 2.2 percent this year, but risen 5.6 percent over the last year, and 56 percent since its inception in 2003.

But Ron Rowland, a mutual fund and exchange-traded fund adviser, and the founder of Capital Cities Asset Management, said that even if funds did begin, retail investors should approach with extreme caution.

“Stay away until you know exactly how it works, and can be sure it’s acting like you think it will,” he said. “It’s going to be a difficult market to create.”

This article is excerpted from http://www.nytimes.com/

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