Land Commodities was established on the premise that the world is in the early stages of a secular bull market in agricultural commodities. The agricultural investment environment will be characterised by fundamentally constrained supply set against a backdrop of step changes in demand from a rising population and the changing diets of an expanding emerging market middle class. Layered on top of this will be a completely new and potentially enormous source of demand from energy markets as second and third generation biofuels and new biomass technologies reach maturity and become commercialised (a process which has barely yet begun). Add to this the fact that a difficult investing climate is driving increasing numbers of investors to look at the asset class for the first time, and it’s reasonable to expect that over the coming decades the demand for (and return from) agricultural assets is likely to exceed any other period in history.
Lifetime agriculturist and 27 year retail stock investor and trader. Operations manager for various commercial agricultural concerns that include; Michael Steinhardt LLP collaboration with Con-Ed - co-generation of hydroponic herbs. In addition to owning and operating two tree care companies - The Arbor Barber inc., and THM inc. Today I own and operate SoundSolutions ATP inc. The company focus is upon identifying and then reducing inputs and outputs of energy, waste and water in the built environment by vertically stacking critical components. I earned a B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1986. Co-authored two research papers - both published as an undergraduate. Currently enrolled as Masters student at Columbia University studying Sustainability Management - graduate May, 2014.
My investment and trading Reading pursuits focused on equity investing and trading strategies that include learning to better appreciate investor behaviour within the nexus of trust, strategic communication, and corporate non-actions. In addition to specific methodologies investors employ to determine a financial instruments value within the context of - uncertainty, risk, volatility, and group-think.
I am a former small business owner, with an interest in farming and agriculture. I live in a mid-western city. Currently trying to invest what's left of my business equity and recapture my losses of the great recession. At 49 years old I'm trying to curb my naturally aggressive investment style so I don't get destroyed again during the "next" downturn. I find SA interesting but still trying to sift through the huge volume of data and opinions to find investing success and peace of mind.