All posts tagged "timber"

  • Guggenheim Timber vs. S&P 500
    Timber May Be the Best Investment

    Robert Smith, writing for Oregon Business, highlights the attributes of timber as an investment class.   Smith points out that worldwide demand, especially from Asian countries, is contributing to pricing power for wood products derived from timber.  Smith states, “Worldwide demand for...

    • Posted June 21, 2011
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  • Morningstar Analyzes Timber as an Asset Class

    Daniel Rohr, CFA, provides some interesting insights into the fundamentals behind timber, which Jeremy Grantham and several large college endowments have popularized as an asset class. Rohr examines the history and future of timber in a well-written...

    • Posted October 2, 2009
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  • Timber Appears to be Overpriced

    Andrew Barry at Barron’s has written an article about the likely overpricing of timberland. Timber became popular with investors of university endowments over the past decade; also, Jeremy Grantham has focused attention on this once-underappreciated asset class....

    • Posted August 10, 2009
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  • The Attraction of Railroads and Timber as Investments

    Chris Mayer of Contrarian Profits has written about the appeal of railroads and timber as investment vehicles. According to David Winters, longtime successful fund manager, railroads have large barriers to entry being difficult to duplicate. Warren Buffett...

    • Posted February 14, 2009
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