FRA welcomes Timber Investment Endorsement
FRA has welcomed a recent endorsement of timber and forestry investment from Adam
Waldman of GreenWorld, through an article written for Tecnorati.com.
Bainbridge Island, WA, December 07, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed a
recent endorsement of timber and forestry investment from Adam Waldman of GreenWorld,
through an article written for Tecnorati.com. He points out that, while many people may not have
thought about timber as an asset class option before, institutional investors are starting to see the
potential in timber and individual investors should too.
Mr Waldman gives the example of how Harvard University is investing large amounts into forestry
and timber, along with a major Russian and Chinese joint venture, which has recently decided to
invest $200 million in the asset class.
FRA, a research and analysis organisation specialising in timber investment, has welcomed the
article and backs Mr Waldman’s claims that forestry investment can provide a very effective hedge
against inflation. He even points out that timber can act as a more affordable hedge than precious
metals as timber prices follow general price trends, in much the same way as gold and silver.
As well as this benefit, he also points out the returns on timber investment have been very good
over the past decade, outperforming stocks and shares returns by a considerable margin. FRA’s
analysis partner, Peter Collins, added that forestry also provides a very good means of diversifying
a portfolio against risk at a time when the stock market remains extremely volatile.
“If your trees reach maturity but timber prices aren’t that great, you can simply leave them
growing and watch your asset gain value in front of your eyes, ready for a market upturn,” stated
Mr Collins, In this way, timber investment is a relatively risk-averse investment, claims FRA.
FRA supports a number of forestry investment schemes all over the world, including Greenwood
Management’s sustainable plantations in Brazil. These offer individuals the chance to invest in
their own section of timberland for as little as $15,000.
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394