The Race Continues: Economic Growth vs. An Economic Tantrum-Week 12

Factors that Make Timberland an Attractive Asset:

8.  Inflation:

In these uncertain economic times, a timberland investment is a great hedge against inflation. Historically, timber values have increased at a rate higher than the rate of inflation. Adding the annual growth of the trees and the combined rate of return on a timberland investment can be powerful.

In these uncertain times, it is critical to remember that land is the source of all wealth. Every product that we humans consume originates with land. Not all tracts of land are equal in quality and portfolio management requires every investor to hold some cash for liquidity. But historically, long term the best investment is land.