Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Invest in agriculture via Index funds and more

The best way to [invest in agriculture] is buy a farm. You can buy stocks, if you buy the right companies seed companies, fertilizer companies. You can buy countries. Some countries are more agriculture oriented than others. Pakistan is a country that lives and dies on cotton more than anything else. So it depends on the country. 

If your going to buy a Lake-house, I would buy my lake-house in Oklahoma not in Massachusetts because stocks are at all time highs. So lake houses in Oklahoma or Nebraska are probably much cheaper than in Massachusetts. You can get a Lamborghini dealership in Iowa because the farmers are going to be driving Lamborghini's in my view in the future. 

For most people its probably best to buy an Index. Many studies have showed that an Index investing is far away the best way to invest in anything- stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, anything else. And there are plenty of Exchange Traded products which make it very easy to invest in commodities.

Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.