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Investors Expand into Agricultural Assets

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Investor interest in agriculture is continuing to rise and investment experts expect to double assets under management in the next three years, according to a survey. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment performance of real-asset alternative investments...

The Economic Impact of High Oil Prices

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

As the developed-world economy tries to gain momentum, it faces a persistent headwind. The oil price remains stubbornly over $100 a barrel, acting like a tax on Western consumers. Some blame the high price on evil speculators—Barack Obama unveiled plans to increase penalties for market manipulation on April 17th. But there is a simpler explanation: that supply is inadequate to keep up with rising demand. Featured Members Resource...

The Euro Crisis Casts a Chill

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Until recently, the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, due to be held this weekend in Washington, DC, looked set to coincide with blossoming optimism about the world economy. But the euro crisis is again casting an unseasonal chill. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am...

Oz Farmers Want Foreign Registry

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

The Western Australian Farmers Federation says it is impossible to assess the impact of Chinese investment in local agriculture, despite claims it is having a minimal effect on the market. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment performance of real-asset...

UK Investors Cut Stock Exposure

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Investors cut back on exposure to stocks in April and parked more of their money in low-risk cash as renewed worries about the euro zone debt crisis and a hard landing in China prompted a shift into safer assets, a Reuters poll has found. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report...

10 Must Know Facts About Energy

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

From US Global Investors Coal, hydroelectric and oil are increasingly in high demand to meet the world’s growing appetite for power. In fact, global energy consumption grew 5.6 percent in 2010, the highest rate since 1973. Discover 10 other fascinating facts about worldwide consumption provided by US Global Investors. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free...

DGC featured in Financial Times

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

“Invest in land. They’re not making any more of it,” said Mark Twain. Though he was factually correct in his statement, farmland has never been the darling asset of an investor’s portfolio. Featured Members Resource Real Assets vs Equities - Download Free Report 1 May 2012 - 9:17am Download our comprehensive report analysing the investment performance of real-asset...

Agriculture Investing: Challenges with Reward

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

Institutional Investors are seeking our agricultural investments due to the inflation hedging characteristics and low correlation to money markets of agricultural land. The food price index compiled by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) rose by 2 per cent between December 2011 and February 2012, indicating a rise in demand for agricultural commodities from a growing global population, particularly within the super-populations of India and China. Furthermore, climatic...

UK farmland an appreciating asset

June 8, 2012 Comments (0)

English farmland values rise, as investors take more of an interest The value of English farmland rose by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2012, following a decline of almost 2% in the last six months of 2011, according to new research by leading agent Knight Frank, as interest in farmland as an investment picks up amongst Investors seeking long-term stable capital appreciation, income and a hedge against inflation. Featured Members Resource...

Jim Rogers on China's agriculture

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When Jim Rogers speaks about investing, most people tend to listen, even the world's most successful Investor; Warren Buffet, describes him as unmatched. Now Rogers tells us about his thoughts on investing and Chinese agriculture. How will 20 per cent of the world's population feed itself with only 9 per cent of the world's arable land? and does this make for a good investment opportunity? Featured Members Resource...