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Skate's Market Notes - Archive

Issue #100 (August 29, 2014)
Collectors Universe Reports Record Revenues, Grades Over $2bn in Coins and Other Collectibles in 2014

Issue #99 (August 26, 2014)
Sotheby's Gets Ready to Double Auction Guarantee Business

Issue #98 (August 25, 2014)
Poly Culture Group Reports Strong Results, Emphasizes the Growth of Its Art Segment, $333m in Cash to Play with

Issue #97 (August 22, 2014)
Weng Fine Art: 32 Months Since IPO and Still Searching for Equity Story

Issue #96 (August 15, 2014)
artnet Reports Strong Numbers, Advertising is the Major Source of Growth

Issue #95 (August 15, 2014)
ARTNEWS S.A. Makes Debut Financial Disclosure, Leaves the Legacy of Abbey House Behind with Massive $9.8m Write Off

Issue #94 (August 14, 2014)
Artprice Share Price Jumps 17% on Publication of 6 Months Results and Bold Statements about Anticipated US Listing

Issue #93 (August 8, 2014)
Sotheby's Results: Massive Topline Growth, Lots of New Buyers
Long Term Concerns About Business Model Spook Investors, Shares Down Almost 10% Today

Issue #92 (August 8, 2014)
The Stamps King: Roll-Up Completed, Now Focus on Inventory

Issue #91 (July 26, 2014)
Weng Gives Neuendorf a Taste of His Own Poison Pill

Issue #90 (July 1, 2014)
MCH Group Art Fairs Will See Over 300,000 Visitors This Year
Swiss Group Should Spin Off Art Basel / Design Miami / Baselworld Into Separate Listed Firm Right Now

Issue #89 (May 19, 2014)
artnet Reports Strong Q1 Numbers, Loss on Auction Business Narrows

Issue #88 (May 12, 2014)
Artprice Overtakes as The World Leading Price Database by Subscription Revenue
186 Pages Annual Report Reveals Extent of Control of Thierry Ehrmann over

Issue #87 (March 31, 2014)
artnet Climbs Out of Losses
Auctions Business Declines, Segment Losses Mount

Issue #86 (March 18, 2014)
Benchmarking Sotheby's, in Chinese

Issue #85 (March 10, 2014)
Poly Culture Group Corporation Joins Skate's Art Stock Index (SASI), Boosts SASI Combined Market Cap to $5.8 Billion

Issue #84 (March 6, 2014)
Welcome the World's Brand New Art Industry Blue Chip Joining Skate's Art Stock Index Today
Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited Completes IPO at Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Poly Intends to Use IPO Proceeds to Finance Acquisitions of the World's Major Art Dealers

Issue #83 (December 2, 2013)
Noble Investments Leaves Skate's Art Stocks Index

Issue #82 (November 25, 2013)
artnet Management Admits to Giving Shareholders Incorrect Financial Statements at Time of Hostile Takeover Bid
Weng Fine Art AG Exceeds 5% Ownership Threshold in artnet

Issue #81 (November 15, 2013)
Living Artists: A Week of Records Sees Strong Performance by Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, and Gerhard Richter

Issue #80 (November 13, 2013)
New Test for Investment Potential as Artist Pension Trust Prepares to Benefit from First Art Sales after a Decade of Existence

Issue #79 (November 7, 2013)
Insights on Investment Results of Impressionist and Modern Art Sales in New York

Issue #78 (September 12, 2013)
Upturn in U.S. Market Boosts Mallett's Profits

Issue #77 (August 13, 2013)
Amazon Diversifies into the Art Market: New Player Has Potential to Dominate the Online Art Trade

Issue #76 (July 31, 2013)
Sotheby's Shares Up 7.5% This Week on Marcato Annoucement

Issue #75 (April 30, 2013)
Neuendorf Goes All-In as artnet Melts Away, and Global Pure-Play Art E-Commerce Rivals Raise Over USD 50 Million in Fresh Capital YTD

Issue #74 (February 11, 2013)
Collectors Universe: Numismatic Market Downturn Hits Overall Performance, Resulting in Nearly 50% Income Reduction

Issue #73 (December 21, 2012)
Noble Leads Consolidation in the UK Collectibles Market

Issue #72 (November 30, 2012)
Rauschenberg's Canyon Goes to MOMA: Nationalization Case Study

Issue #71 (November 19, 2012)
artnet in Free Fall - Losses Continue, Just EUR 703,000 in Cash Left to Go

Issue #70 (November 16, 2012)
MCH Group Expects Upswing with Strong Portfolio of Three Leading Art Fairs and Major Luxury Goods Show

Issue #69 (September 18, 2012)
New Research Findings from Skate's: International Art Funds, Global Art Industry Rankings

Issue #68 (August 31, 2012)
Redline Launches Aggressively Priced Takeover Bid
Neuendorf Poison Pills Remain Inactive for Now

Issue #67 (August 9, 2012)
Sotheby's 1H 2012 Results: Rapid Decline in Core Activity Forces Auction House to Refocus

Issue #66 (August 8, 2012)
Neuendorf Wins, artnet Loses, Redline and Weng Move to Focus on Their Core Businesses
artnet Takeover Battle is Over (before Takeover Terms are Even Announced)

Issue #65 (July 30, 2012)
Skate's Resumes Analysis of artnet AG
August 8 Annual Shareholders Meeting Set to Seal artnet's Fate
artnet AGM Voting Dilemma Explained; Vision for a New artnet

Issue #64 (July 10, 2012)
Abbey House: Rapid Growth Continues as Company Prepares to List Art&Business Magazine

Issue #63 (June 25, 2012)
Hans Neuendorf Resigns Today, artnet Quits Magazine Business

Issue #62 (May 15, 2012)
Poly: In Start of Global Expansion, a Quiet Power Establishes Permanent New York Presence

Issue #61 (May 3, 2012)
Last Night's All-Time Record: Edvard Munch's The Scream Sells for $119.9 Million
Six Other Works Fetch Prices Exceeding $10 Million

Issue #60 (March 14, 2012)
Sotheby's 2011 Financial Results
Auction Sales Reach $4.2 Billion, Private Sales Make Up 25% of Activity, Finance Sector Increases by 24%, and Strong Hong Kong Sales Results Lead to Strategic Expansion in Asia

Issue #59 (February 8, 2012)
Richter 80: The Art Impact Scale

Issue #58 (January 3, 2012)
Publicly Traded Art Dealer: Let's Try Once More...
Weng Fine Art AG Listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Achieves 29.4% Single Day Price Jump

Issue #57 (December 13, 2011)
New Art Industry Stock to be Listed in Germany
Mallett Continues to Bleed
Abbey Gets 38 New Investors in Art Fund
Some New Data about Mysterious Fotoeffect

Issue #56 (November 14, 2011)
For Return-Focused Collectors, November Auctions Make a Strong Case for Blue Chip Living Artists Warhol versus Richter Returns Prove the Pattern

Issue #55 (November 10, 2011)
Is There a Better Business Model for the Art Trade than the Auction House? Yes, There Is!

Issue #54 (November 3, 2011)
artnet Results Disappoint, Minority Shareholder Increases Ownership Interest

Issue #53 (October 31, 2011)
Auction Houses Aim to Sell Art at Significantly Higher Prices, Supporting Auction Activity with a Higher Proportion of Guaranteed Bids

Issue #52 (October 19, 2011)
Citibank Initiates Coverage of Sotheby's, Names Skate's Among Research Partners

Issue #51 (October 18, 2011)
First October Sales Results: Christie's Triumphs in Contemporary Art; Sotheby's Dominates Italian Sales

Issue #50 (September 20, 2011)
Collectibles: Even Better Than Art
Following Noble Investments' Inclusion into Skate's Art Stock Index, Three Art Industry Stocks Now Represent Collectibles Category

Issue #49 (August 30, 2011)
Understanding Abbey House: Specialty Retail Play Focused on Rapidly Growing Class of Eastern European High Net Worth Consumers

Issue #48 (August 24, 2011)
Artprice's Share Re-pricing: Bubble or a Strong Investment Case in the Making?

Issue #47 (August 15, 2011)
artnet: Back to Red, Auction Volume Flat against Sotheby's 27% Same Period Growth, Price Database Profitability Down by 40%

Issue #46 (August 10, 2011)
Sotheby's Six Month Report: Strong Results Lead to Astonishing Cash Numbers with Private Sales Becoming the Fastest Growing Line of Business; Dutch Exit and China Acquisition; Strong Buy Rating from Skate's

Issue #45 (July 26, 2011)
New Star in the Global Art Industry Rises from the East (Expect IPO in 2012) or How the Chinese People Liberation Army Built the World's Third Largest Auction House in Just 6 Years

Issue #44 (July 25, 2011)
Lucian Freud, Previously the World's Third Most Valuable Living Artist, Passed Away on July 20. Freud Now Ranks #30 in the Pantheon of World's Most Valuable Artists

Issue #43 (July 6, 2011)
Cy Twombly, the World's 6th Most Valuable Living Artist, Passed Away Yesterday, July 5, 2011 in Rome, Italy

Issue #42 (June 22, 2011)
Mallett Finally Falls Prey as Swedish Activist Investor Buys Up 23%, Stock Remains in Play

Issue #41 (June 7, 2011)
Skate's Semiannual Art Industry Forecast

Issue #40 (May 16, 2011)
A Busy Month for Skate's Art Stocks

Issue #39 (May 12, 2011)
Early May Auction Sales: High Investment Returns and New Records for Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso

Issue #38 (May 2, 2011)
Poland's Abbey House
The First Art Industry IPO since Skate's Art Stocks Index Launch in September 2005

Issue #37 (April 18, 2011)
What's Happening to Artprice's Stock?
Some Musings about the Future of the Chinese Art Market

Issue #36 (April 6, 2011)
Artnet Returns to Profitability (But to What Extent?) and Refines Strategic Focus

Issue #35 (March 31, 2011)
As Share Price Hovers Near $50, Sotheby's Prepares to Elect New Directors and Make Changes to Executive Pay (Top Five Execs Take Over $15 Million in Pay)

Issue #34 (March 28, 2011)
Art Basel Operator Sees 30% Revenue Increase for 2010

Issue #33 (March 21, 2011)
Japanese Art Stocks Decline Sharply, Recovery on the Horizon

Issue #32 (March 03, 2011)
Sotheby's Reports 2010 Results: Stellar Numbers, but Growing Exposure to an Expanding Art Loans Book

Issue #31 (January 14, 2011)
Potential New Skate's Top 5000 Entrants in January: Works by Cranach, Rubens and Turner

Issue #30 (December 10, 2010)
Auction Underdogs Muscle into Skate's Top 5000

Issue #29 (November 17, 2010)
Headline Sales of Modigliani in New York Set Stage for November Milan Auctions

Issue #28 (November 8, 2010)
First Week of November Auction Results Analysis

Issue #27 (September 28, 2010)
Hirst out, Mehretu in

Issue #26 (September 15, 2010)
MCH Group, Owner of Art Basel, Reports Upbeat First-half Results and a Return to Pre-Crisis Numbers

Issue #25 (September 6, 2010)
Russia Takes the Lead in Regulating Art Securitization and Collective Investments for Art & Collectables

Issue #24 (August 16, 2010)
Sole Publicly Traded Art Dealer Still Alive, Even as It Continues to Lose Money

Issue #23 (August 12, 2010)
Artprice Reports Strong Topline Growth on the Back of its Mobile Platform and Discloses New Litigation with Auctions

Issue #22 (August 9, 2010)
Sotheby's 1H 2010 Results: Restructuring Over, Profitable Business Model Back, Share Price Up 36% YTD

Issue #21 (August 2, 2010)
Artnet's Six Months Results: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Issue #20 (June 21, 2010)
Louise Bourgeois Dies at 98, Remains 131st Most Valuable Artist in the World, Vacates #16 Ranking Among Living Artists

Issue #19 (June 16, 2010)
The Currency of Russian Portraits

Issue #18 (April 26, 2010)
A Sotheby's Challenger? Introducing a New Art Industry Firm to Skate's Art Stocks Index

Issue #17 (April 12, 2010)
artnet's 2009 Results and Strategic Proposition: Bear with Us, Losses from Online Auctions Will Eventually Bring Profits (by 2011 at the Earliest...)

Issue #16 (April 6, 2010)
Skate's Gives Stamp of Approval to Collectibles Underdog: Stanley Gibbons is Art Stock of Choice for 2010, Target Price Raised to ?2 per Share

Issue #15 (March 26, 2010)
Dumas Sale Points to Recovery in Contemporary Market

Issue #14 (March 19, 2010)
Aggressive Prices Sought for Leger in Auction Underway in Paris

Issue #13 (March 5, 2010)
Sotheby's: Turnaround Strategy Works, Target Price Increased to $32, Dealer Segment Profitability and Low Private Sales Commissions Remain Areas of Concern

Issue #12 (February 17, 2010)
Misfortunes at Artprice Continue, Christie's Legal Case Creates Important Precedent for the Global Market for Art Price Data

Issue #11 (February 4, 2010)
Giacometti vs Picasso and the Art Market in 2010

Issue #10 (December 21, 2009)
Landmark Private Equity Deal in Art Market Paves Way for Auction Market Consolidation

Issue #9 (November 18, 2009)
Artprice's 9M 2009 Financials Disappoint, Company Significantly Weaker vis-a-vis artnet

Issue #8 (November 10, 2009)
artnet's Nine Months' 2009 Report: Core Business Remains Strong, Other Sectors Push Company into Red; Cash Position Down by 25% for the Period

Issue #7 (November 2, 2009)
Collectors Universe Outstrips Skate's Art Stocks

Issue #6 (October 20, 2009)
Art Stocks on a Tear

Issue #5 (October 9, 2009)
Excitement at Frieze: Francis Bacon Sale to Highlight 2009 Fair

Issue #4 (September 24, 2009)
Stanley Gibbons: Swimming Confidently Against the Tide: Skateâs Target Price Increased from GBX 160 to GBX 180

Issue #3 (September 18, 2009)
Monday Sale of Ferdinand Hodler to Test Strength of Skate's Top 1000

Issue #2 (September 14, 2009)
Phillips' Aggressive Auctions - Risky or Sound in a Down Market?

Issue #1 (September 11, 2009)
Sotheby's Finance Segment Emerges as Group's Most Profitable

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