Top 3 Timber Stocks by Market Cap

Timber/lumber has long been a staple commodity of the world, providing wood products for everything from the houses we live in to the paper we write on. As an investment, however, timber does not exactly scale the ranks of popularity. When most people think of commodities, assets like gold, natural gas, and crude oil are undoubtedly the first that come to mind. But timber has a compelling investment thesis that has roped in a number of individuals and institutions over the years [for more timber news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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The Beginner’s Guide to Timber Investment Funds: How to Invest in Timber

The benefits of commodity investing have been well-documented in recent years, as this asset class has become a more widely-accepted part of every investor’s portfolio. These assets are typically used for their appeal as inflation hedges as well as their low correlation to the overall stock market. When most investors think of these kinds of assets, big name commodities like gold and silver come to mind, yet their are a number of other options that present equally compelling investment theses. One of those investments is timber, a commodity that has proven its worth over time [for more commodity news subscribe to our free newsletter].

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