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1. What are artnet Analytics Reports?
2. What are the different types of reports available?
Artist Index Report: Report describing the performances over time of the complete works by the artist of your choice,
Multiple Artists Report: Report describing the performances over time of the complete works by two or more artists of your choice (each artist can be combined in one single index or compared to each other), or
Analytics Prepared Reports: Reports created by artnet analysts to provide you with analysis on recent and noteworthy topics and trends.
3. What are artnet Indices?
artnet Indices, such as the Contemporary Art Index (artnet C50™ Index), track the performance of a variety of artists and collecting categories.
The artnet C50™ Index is the primary index, and combines performance data from 50 leading Contemporary artists, who best represent the Contemporary Art auction market.
Individual Artist Indices are also based on groups of comparable artworks; similar to the way certified appraisers use USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) to establish comparables for valuation.
For a more detailed explanation of the artnet methodology, please read the artnet Indices White Paper.
artnet Indices can be compared against financial Indices, such as the Dow Jones or the S&P 500, to get a broader sense of how the art market or segments of it perform against financial sectors.
4. How are artnet Indices calculated?
Comparables sets are then combined using linear regression, a statistical approach that analyzes the relationship between the sale prices of each lot within the set.
A detailed account of the complex calculations involved in generating artnet Indices can be found in the artnet Indices White Paper.
5. What do “Combine” and “Compare” mean?
Combining the selected artists will result in a single index line, pooling all selected artists together in one index. Select this option if you would like to evaluate the global market trend of all artists selected at once.
Comparing the selected artists will result in a separate index line for each selected artist, contrasting each artist’s performance against the others’. Select this option if you would like to evaluate the performance of each artist selected individually.
For more details, please read the artnet Indices White Paper.
6. What is included in each Analytics Report?
Please note that the graphs included in the artnet Analytics Prepared Reports may vary according to the subject of the report.
You can control how charts and graphs are displayed by altering the time frame, choosing different visualization options, and adding other financial indices to compare. These options are available when the report is viewed online. Fewer interactive options are available when the report is downloaded in PDF format or printed.
7. How do I build my reports?
Selecting one report type will bring you to a customization process where you can decide which artist(s) to include in your report, which graphs your report will include, and how your indices should be displayed (either combined or compared).
The steps to build your report will depend on the report type selected. At all times, easy-to-follow instructions are available to walk you through the process. Please click on “Need Help?” on the top right of each step of the report building process.
If you have any question, you can also email artnet analysts or call at +1-212-497-9700 ext. 135, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (EST).
8. How often do the Artist Indices get updated?
9. How do I subscribe to artnet Analytics Reports?
View question 10 for more information on how to purchase reports.
10. How do I purchase a report?
Selecting one report type will bring you to a step-by-step customization process. If you would like to save time, you can also select “Analytics Prepared Report” on the product page to skip the customization process and get access to reports already prepared and customized for you by artnet analysts.
Once your report is customized or once you have selected an Analytics Prepared Report, you will be brought to the checkout section to purchase your report.
1. Review your order: Review the report specifications you have requested.
2. Choose a payment option: Log in to deduct the cost of the report from a Report Package you previously purchased, or enter your billing information to pay by credit card.
3. Complete your order: Review your order summary and billing information carefully. If everything is correct, please click“Purchase My Report” to finalize your order.
4. Print receipt: Once you have purchased your report, you will be taken to a confirmation page that you can print for your records. An email will also be sent to confirm your order.
Please note that your report might be available immediately or with a short delay if the complexity of the calculations involved is high. In case of a delay, you will be notified as soon as the report is ready. Visit My Reports page to view, download, print, or update your report.
11. What are artnet Analytics Report Packages? And how can I purchase one?
The reports can be created at any time. Report Packages do not have an expiration date.
You can purchase Report Packs at any time from the artnet Analytics product page or at the end of the report customization process, at check-out. You can then add report packages from the check-out page or from the My Reports page.
Please note that you need to create a username or be logged in to purchase a Report Package.
The Report Packages you purchased are available from the Member Services page.
12. Can I purchase a Prepared Report with my Report Package?
Depending on the topic and the complexity of the calculations, the prices of the Prepared Reports can vary from US$20 to US$200.
Report Packages only allow you to purchase Artist Index Reports and Multiple Artists Reports.
13. I have an Analytics Report Package, but would like to pay separately for a report. Can I?
If you would like to use your credit card instead, you will be asked to create a separate username, and purchase the report under this new username.
Please note that you cannot purchase Prepared Reports with a Report Package, as the prices of the Prepared Reports vary. Therefore you will always be able to purchase a Prepared Report separately from your Report Package.
14. Why didn’t I get my report after purchasing it?
In this event, you will be notified of the length of the delay at the time of purchase.
As soon as the report is ready, artnet will contact you again to let you know that you can consult the report.
Visit My Reports page to view, download, print, or update your report.
If you have any question or concern, you can also email artnet analysts or call at +1-212-497-9700 ext. 135, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (EST).
15. Where can I find my Analytics Reports?
Please note that you can also access this page from the Member Services page.
16. When should I update my Analytics Reports?
If the link “Update now” appears for any listed report, you will be able to update the report with the latest data available. Please note that all artnet Indices are updated monthly, as new market data become available.
If you have any problem to update your reports, please email artnet analysts or call at +1-212-497-9700 ext. 135, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (EST).
17. How does artnet determine my billing currency?
To modify the currency, you must have a valid credit card and corresponding billing address.
To change your billing information, please see "How do I update my credit card information?"
18. I would like to know more about Value Added Tax. Where can I find more information?
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20. What is artnet’s refund policy?
Refunds are granted in the instance that:1. artnet has erroneously charged a client.
2. A client has requested cancellation by phone or email and it has been recorded in artnet’s
Phone Records but the account was not cancelled.
Refunds on artnet Analytics Reports or Report Packages are not issued when:A customer purchased one or more Report Packages, and has not used all reports.
A customer is unhappy with the quality of the service or the data included in the artnet Analytics Reports.
A customer disagrees with the calculations of artnet Indices.
The reports are sent with some delay to the customer.
A customer does not give a valid email address.
A customer has more than one Report Packages, but each is under a different username.
A client is unaware of Product Terms or changes to those Terms as defined in the artnet artnet Subscription Agreement and Terms of Sale.
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