Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jim Rogers - Play High Agriculture Prices by Investing in Farmland


Jim Rogers
Jim Rogers: "Invest in Agriculture and Farmland" 
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal noted that legendary commodities investor and agriculture investing proponent Jim Rogers recently spoke at the Global AgInvesting conference, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.  Speaking to the  audience on the theme of investing in agriculture, Rogers noted that farmland investments were a great way to take advantage of  the agricultural investing theme.  According to the article in the Wall Street Journal:
Farmland has become a popular asset class among investors. By owning a piece of agricultural land, investors expect to see cash flows based on the proceeds. But it requires a big upfront investment and is not exactly liquid. To fill that void, many farmland investment companies are being set up to attract those who want a piece of the land but don’t want the hassle of hiring farmers, planting or irrigating. Dismissing the bubble talk surrounding farmland investment, Mr. Rogers said the investment idea is probably “in its third inning.”
 As we noted in a previous post, Jim Rogers recently established an Australian farmland investment fund.  We at GreenWorld are also involved with a farmland investment in Australia.  However, whilst the Jim Rogers farmland fund is targeted at high net worth individuals, the GreenWorld Australian farmland project is targeted at individual retail investors.  GreenWorld also offers a unique farmland investment in Africa we discussed in this previous post, as well as a farmland investment in Europe.  For those interested in exploring any of GreenWorld's farmland investments, please contact us at info@greenworldbvi.com or ring us on +44-20-3286-2975.

For those interested, here is the article from the Wall Street Journal on Jim Rogers and farmland.

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