Forisk Forecast: Israeli Generals and Canada’s Softwood Sawmill Capacity

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This is the third in a series related to Forisk’s Q3 2015 forest industry analysis and timber price forecasts for the United States and Canada. Recently, The Christian Science Monitor published an article summarizing analysis by Israeli military chiefs regarding more…

US Treasuries, Private Timberlands and Timber REIT Investment Returns

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Executive Summary:  all timberland investment vehicles exceed US Treasury benchmarks over long time frames; timber REIT dividend distributions enhance yields to help offset short term share price volatility. U.S. Treasuries remain a common benchmark for private timberland investments.  Why?  Relative more…