As with vintage wines, there is a finite supply of violins made before 1785 by acknowledged craftsmen such as Antonio Stradivari of Cremona, which are the equivalent of Old Masters: around 3,000 worldwide. That makes them a very special class of investment asset, and one whose prices have been steadily rising. They are also assets that need to be cared for in special ways. Over time, these instruments develop a signature sound — a unique depth and warmth that is the result of centuries of bowing.
Early in 2016, Lord Turner of Ecchinswell — chairman of the Financial Services Authority in the years before it was abolished in 2013 — was quoted thus: ‘Losses which will emerge from peer-to-peer lending over the next five to ten years will make the bankers look like lending geniuses.’ Some months later he had what looked like a Damascene conversion, telling the peer-to-peer (P2P) industry conference LendIt Europe in October 2016 that he had made his prognostication of doom to a BBC...
Buying a beautiful car that speaks of a bygone era of motoring style is for many people the fulfilment of a lifelong dream — an emotionally driven purchase to be made with a windfall bonus or inheritance, perhaps. But the well chosen and well cared-for classic car can also be a very sound investment.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".