Who is More Important, Your (Forest) Economist or Your (Forest) Operations Manager?

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“The future is not something to be predicted, but to be made.”  – Professor Nick Montfort in The Future (The MIT Press, 2017) Discussions of inverted yield curves and equity dividend yields purport to clarify the tea leaves of investor intents more…

Top Forisk Blog Posts from 2018: Forest Finance, Lumber Consolidation, and Timberland Owners

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Visitor traffic on the Forisk Blog increased 11% in 2018 over 2017, for a sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth. Thank you! Here are the top five posts from 2018, along with a few popular posts by topic: Forest Finance: more…

Forisk Publishes Study of Historic and Projected North American Forest Industry Capacity

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North America’s forest industry is more consolidated and globally competitive today because of the accelerated retooling of older mills and investments in leading technologies by firms following the Great Recession. With the exception of plywood, all forest industry sectors across more…