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Timber Investment Management Organization

Issue date: 
January 13, 2011

Norske Skog sells properties

Norske Skog has entered into an agreement concerning sale of Klosterøya to a consortium consisting of Conceptor Eiendomsutvikling AS and Bratsberg Gruppen AS, and has at the same time also finalised sale of a property at Nedre Ranheim.

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7 January 2011

Johann Hari: For sale - Cameron's green credentials

Can you hear the silence of the huskies? When he was rebranding the Tory party, David Cameron promised us he would lead "the greenest government ever". Since he came to power, he has broken every environmental promise he made – and then gone much further.

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January 6, 2011

Misreporting on Weyerhaeuser

Timberland and timber REIT (real estate investment trust ) investors continue to wade through "erroneous and underreported analysis in financial outlets" writes Forisk blog which is a forest economics research firm. In a recent article Weyerhaeuser , now structured as a REIT, was called the worst performers in S&P. The Forisk blog show the comparative performance of the three publicly traded timber REITs: Plum Creek (PCL), Rayonier (RYN), Potlatch (PCH); and Weyerhaeuser. Read blogg

There are also reports far more positive about Weyerhaeuser

Forest Industries Investment and Financing Forum

Argentina 16-17 November 2010

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October 19th, 2010

Timberland Investment Resources Introduces European Hedge Fund

On Monday the American forestry investment firm Timberland Investment Resources (TIR) has launched a European timber hedge fun

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October 1, 2010

Should Timber Investments Be Part of Your Investment Portfolio?

Timber and timberland have traditionally been investment vehicles for institutional investors because of the amount of capital required. There are however, excellent opportunities in today’s timber and timberland investment marketplace for small retail investors.

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July 9, 2010

Seeing the Forest for Its Hedges

FOR decades, some university endowments, pension funds and other big investors have put part of their money to work in the woods. They’ve bought large tracts of timberland, viewing them as an asset class separate from stocks, bonds and other forms of real estate.

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July 27th, 2010

The Last Tax Haven

Turning income into capital without taxation in this world is like trying to spin straw into gold, impossible unless you know Rumpelstiltskin.

Well as it turns out he and I are on quite friendly terms and it was he who introduced me to forestry investments.

Most governments are eager to support any activities that they regard as beneficial or that allow tax planning to continue if it delivers a public benefit.

Issue date: 
July 22, 2010

That’s Billion Dollars, With a “B”

Most dividend announcements are in the range of pennies to several dollars, so when a company declares a special dividend of USD 5.6 billion, it tends to grab your attention, and that of shareholders.

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July 1, 2010

A brief TIMO backgrounder

In discussions with newcomers considering investments in timberland or the publicly traded timber REITs, I frequently find that there is substantial misunderstandings about what a TIMO is and what the TIMO role is in the investment community.


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by Dr. Radut