Which asset class offers growth, a hedge against inflation, and has great tax benefits? Timber.
That’s one of the many interesting points brought out by this in-depth article that ran in Forbes last month. One of the other interesting elements the story touches on is that of the 500 million acres of timberland that exists in the U.S., government entities own 27 percent; wood and paper companies own 17 percent; and institutional investors such as funds and endowments own 4 percent.
The remaining 54 percent? It belongs to private citizens, and that number is up from 45 percent two decades ago.
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