Timberland as Part of Your Investment Portfolio

According to the folks at J.P Morgan, investors looking to boost returns, diversify, and participate in green investments may want to look at Timberland.  J.P. Morgan Investment Analytics and Consulting, a division of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, conducted an analysis of the company’s performance over the past 22 years.  The study showed that Timberland has provided an annualized return of 14.60% as well as impressive diversification benefits. The following article (which appears on the JP Morgan website) was written by Jeff … [Read more...]

Looking for a Land Bargain

Shopping for a land bargain often results in shopping for the lowest price per acre, but Greenwood Project founder, Don Webb offers some perspective on land values and what landowners can do to protect their investment. ...... … [Read more...]

Consumers are Buying into Organic Farms

Consumers are buying into the idea of organic farms not only for the benefit of the food.  They are looking at them as an investment as well. read entire article … [Read more...]

Land as an Investment

I don't think it comes as a surprise to anyone that land is a great investment, but for most people all they hear about land investment is what they hear from some Real Estate GURU with a pitch about how to get rich quick with residential real estate.  All the gurus make it sound so easy. But do you really want that? The headaches of buying houses, dealing with contractors in some never ending rehab operation, then trying to find tenants……then dealing with all the problems……broken water pipes…..busted water heaters……clogged toilets.  Do … [Read more...]

Timberland Investment is a Hedge Against Inflation

Several weeks ago I wrote an article advocating timberland as a sure fire way to build wealth in any economic market.  Well, it appears that I'm not the only who is getting that message.  In a recent "Investment News" article, several executives at some of the largest investment firms in America were promoting the inclusion of "hard" assets in any investment portfolio.  Hard or "tangible" investments are just that.....investments that you can put your hands on, like gold, timberland, and farms. Hedge Against Inflation I spoke at length last … [Read more...]