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Antiques and Art Dealers
Although the recent economic downturn affected most people's ability to buy luxury goods, business is looking up for antiques and art dealers. High-end buyers of antiques and art are spending just as much as they ever have, especially since antiques and art can often present a more stable investment than the volatile stock market. Recessionary times have also given dealers more buying power, with jewelry, furniture, and other objects available at historically lower prices through estate sales and other venues. Thus, increased inventory, coupled with eager buyers with money to invest, paint a bright future for those interested in this career.