Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With all of the Massive QE, It Would be Wise to Hedge Against Inflation With "Real Assets". Consider Farmland As An Inflation Hedge - Its' Jim Rogers' Favorite Asset!

Alternative investments hedge against inflationary QE
It is by now indisputably clear that central banks globally have printed unprecedented amounts of new money through QE. So why have we not seen sky high inflation yet? The reason we haven't seen rapid price inflation is that people are still squirreling away Pounds, Euros and Dollars because they're still very worried about the prospects for the economy.  The quote below is a summary from a firm called Casey Research:

Sooner or later, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank will have created so much new paper fiat currency through QE that people will start to question the value of these paper fiat currencies.  At that point, the urge to buy –whether it's capital goods or consumer goods or commodities – will revive the economy, and the recession will come to an end. That will reduce the level of caution people feel to something near normal. The result will be that all of the excess money that has been created since 2008 will come pouring out. For a little while it will look like happy days are here again – the economy will seem to be booming. But then the excess cash will set off hair-curling price inflation. 
This is why GreenWorld have long argued that everyone should have at least some small portion of real assets in their portfolios - non-financial assets that have real economic value, cannot be printed and are finite in quantity.  While many run to Gold, the thing we at GreenWorld argue is that Gold pays no income and has no inherent economic value, i.e. you cannot eat it or build anything with it.  From our perspective, the best of the alternative investments is farmland.  Farmland pays regular income; it is a real, tangible asset; and it plays the macro trend of shrinking arable land and rising global population.  All that, plus legendary commodities investor Jim Rogers is a huge fan of agricultural investments as well!

To look at GreenWorld's three farmland investments in Africa, Europe or Australia, please contact us at info@greenworldbvi.com.

1 comment:

  1. That is good to know that you were also thinking of other factors aside from your company when dealing with your business. Keep up the good work guys.