50% Discount for Appraisers at BAA/Mei Moses Fine Art Index

Michael Moses of Beautiful Asset Advisors/The Mei Moses Fine Art Index is offering a 50% discount for a one year premium level subscription to the fine art site www.artasanasset.com. This premium subscription level is usually $500.00 FOR APPRAISERS, and is now being offered for a limited time only to appraisers for $250.00 (see below on how to take advantage of this offer).

Michale Moses, of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Indexes is one of the more highly quoted direct sources on art as an asset class.  His comments and art market analysis are featured in many respected financial sources such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, and CNN/Money, to name only a few.

Premium use allows full access to the site which is complete with quantitative market analysis, art indexes and market insights.The premium level subscriptions level includes:
  • Annual Updates
  • Mid Year Updates
  • Market Tracking Reports
  • World All Art Index
Index Data for:
  • Annual Current
  • Annual Prior
  • Post War
  • Impressionist/Modern
  • Old Master
  • American Latin
  • Traditional Chinese Works of Art

Valuation Indexes:
  • Masterpiece
  • Mid Range
  • Low End
There is also a section on Asset Allocation Studies, which is based on the various collecting category indices. The above features of BAA are most useful when preparing market analysis for clients and appraisal reports. The Art Valuation feature is one that all appraisers should be aware of. It will calculate changes in value over time based upon changes in the Mei Moses Art Indexes from a prior time period to the present.

The Art Valuation feature, which allows the user to use the appropriate index and a prior purchase price or appraised value to create an estimated current "mark to market" valuation based on the art market changes over the time period of interest as calculated by the selected index such as Old Master or Impressionist/Modern.  THIS FEATURE IS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL IN BRINGING "COMPARABLE PRICES", THAT MIGHT HAVE GONE STALE DUE TO THE TIME THAT HAS ELAPSED SINCE THE WORK LAST TRADED, TO THE PRESENT.  

In addition, the site gives actual average returns achieved at auction and their standard deviation for 150 of the most frequently traded artists.  This information can also be helpful in valuations.

The BAA site has a wealth of information the fine art appraiser needs for market analysis, but also for valuation guidance and direction. The BAA site is another useful tool the serious fine art appraiser should employ on a regular basis. Now with this 50% discount offer, the initial annual subscription is very affordable and accessible to most fine art appraisers.

To take advantage of the 50% off discount offer, go to the BAA website at www.artasanasset.com and in the top right corner click on the red text in the top right corner which says "Register for Premium Use". Complete the page with name, password, user name etc., check the disclaimer box and then click on the Register button. The service levels page loads next, click on the "sponsor" button, on the next page enter the discount code appraiser2011 and follow through the rest of the forms to complete your annual subscription for only $250.00.

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