emergentfutures
emergentfutures:

Cash Crops With Dividends: Financiers Transforming Strawberries Into Securities


 a small but growing group of sophisticated investors and bankers are combining crops and the soil they grow in into an asset class that ordinary investors can buy a piece of.
Farmland Partners and the Gladstone Land Corporation, two real estate investment trusts that also own and lease farmland, are already trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
For now, American Farmland is a private company, and its founder, D. Dixon Boardman, is pitching the vision to Wall Street. Corn, cotton, lemons, walnuts, avocados: If it grows in the ground and has an attractive income stream, he is peddling it.
“It’s like gold, but better, because there is this cash flow,” Mr. Boardman said. The income stream comes from the rent farmers pay American Farmland and also often includes a share of the revenue from the crops. The company buys farms with permanent crops like almonds and avocados and row crops like cotton and corn.


Full Story: NYT

emergentfutures:

Cash Crops With Dividends: Financiers Transforming Strawberries Into Securities

 a small but growing group of sophisticated investors and bankers are combining crops and the soil they grow in into an asset class that ordinary investors can buy a piece of.

Farmland Partners and the Gladstone Land Corporation, two real estate investment trusts that also own and lease farmland, are already trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

For now, American Farmland is a private company, and its founder, D. Dixon Boardman, is pitching the vision to Wall Street. Corn, cotton, lemons, walnuts, avocados: If it grows in the ground and has an attractive income stream, he is peddling it.

“It’s like gold, but better, because there is this cash flow,” Mr. Boardman said. The income stream comes from the rent farmers pay American Farmland and also often includes a share of the revenue from the crops. The company buys farms with permanent crops like almonds and avocados and row crops like cotton and corn.

Full Story: NYT

kiplinger

9 Secrets to Better Credit

kiplinger:

1) A little debt is desirable

2) You can negotiate

3) You’re being tracked

4) You may be punished for good deeds

5) You may not see the score your lender sees

6) Opening a new account won’t hurt much

7) Closing credit cards could hurt

8) Poor credit? Utilities may require a deposit

9) Your credit history could scuttle your job prospects

Learn how to get a better rate on a mortgage, negotiate a better deal from your card issuer, or even land a job. 

worldiary

worldiary:

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie *
2. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie
3. How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds - Worstell, Nightingale *
4. The Secret of Success - Earl Nightingale
5. The Elements of Style - Strunk and White *
6. The…

kiplinger

9 Secrets to Better Credit

kiplinger:

1) A little debt is desirable

2) You can negotiate

3) You’re being tracked

4) You may be punished for good deeds

5) You may not see the score your lender sees

6) Opening a new account won’t hurt much

7) Closing credit cards could hurt

8) Poor credit? Utilities may require a deposit

9) Your credit history could scuttle your job prospects

Learn how to get a better rate on a mortgage, negotiate a better deal from your card issuer, or even land a job.