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As an investor. I am very active in capital alternatives investments Plan. I earn a good investment returns. Saving Myself from scam and frauds is my greatest achievement. Investing in Carbon Credits, Agricultural land and tangible assets like gold and platinum is very High yielding investment... More
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  • Capital Alternatives: Profitable Government-backed Alternative Investment Opportunities

    Capital Alternatives is a leading alternative investment broker providing innovative non-traditional investment opportunities having a low correlation to stocks and shares for portfolio diversification in forestry, carbon credits, gold, fine wine, memorabilia and rental properties. The company provides opportunities in tangible and direct commercial properties varying from agricultural land to commercial properties and forestry.

    Capital Alternative provides investment opportunities in

    • Carbon Credits generation (forestry projects in Australia, Africa and Brazil)
    • Teak forestry (Brazil)
    • Agricultural land (in Sierra Leone and Lithuania)
    • Memorabilia (collectables including best selling items of sportsmen, musicians, artists)
    • Gold, silver, platinum (investment starting from £500)
    • Fine wines (low risk investment)

    Investment opportunity in Carbon credits generation projects

    Australian carbon credits - Investors get the opportunity in government-backed forestry projects in Australia to reduce carbon emissions and the rate offered for carbon credits is $23 per tonne, which is 40% above the market rate. Investors purchase forestry land on a licence for 15 year at a minimum of $13,850 per plot in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia and the cost includes the costs of planting, maintenance, administration, management and insurance. Estimated returns are in the range of 30 to 365%.

    African carbon credits: Purchase plots in West Africa's last remaining rain forest, the Gola forest in Sierra Leone on a lease for 45-years to generate REDD carbon credits from protecting the forest, audited and accredited by Climate Care Global LTD. REDD credits are the most valuable carbon credits in the voluntary market.

    Brazilian rainforests carbon credits - Investors receive the opportunity to invest in forestry in the Brazilian rainforest to earn REDD carbon credits.

    Investment opportunity in Agricultural Land

    Capital alternatives provide investment opportunities in agricultural land in Africa at a low investment of $9,000 (for 3 acres). The scheme expects to provide an income of 15% from rice harvests (at least 2 harvests per annum). Offered at a low investment entry level, returns are generated from constant rises in the price of land and income generated from the sale of rice, which is the staple food of the local population. The project is backed by a money-back-guarantee, in case; there is no harvest in the first 2 years. Investors receive the title deed of the land, which is allocated on a 48-year lease. The capital returns are expected to be 50% as soon as the land is prepared for harvest and a conservative 7% per annum.

    Free report on Carbon credits, forestry and agricultural land in Africa.

    May 10 7:05 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Australian Carbon Credits And Carbon Trading

    Australia emits double the amount of carbon emitted by other developed countries of the world and the carbon market of 2010 increased by 34%, which indicates the growing significance of carbon trade and investors from across the world are spending on projects to generate power through renewable sources of energy, or create carbon sinks from land management policies. Investment in carbon trading provides an ethical and financial profitable means of diversifying the risks.

    Australian carbon credits and carbon trading

    The carbon market of 2010 reported a trade of 131.2 MtCO2-e of carbon credits, while, in 2009 the amount was 98 MtCO2-e. The volume of trade grew by 34% which was very high. The OTC market reported a transaction of 127.9 MtCO2-e, which is 97% of the total market share. In 2011, the global CO2 market was more than 96 billion Euros and the overall traded volume in EU allowance (including the options and auction) rose to 6 billion, which was 17 % more as compared to 2010.

    Australia is the country emitting double the amount of carbon as compared to global average, and as per the interim report of Garnaut Review (submitted in 2008), it was found Australia need to take strong position for climate change to prevent severe impact on its natural environment and agriculture. In 2010, the cap-and-trade system for carbon emission trading was introduced by Australia which was later withdrawn, and the Clean Energy Bill was proposed the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to reduce CO2 emission.

    Australia supports carbon trading for cutting emissions and a hybrid pricing scheme has been proposed by the government. Carbon trading is the method by which businesses, individuals and governments buy credits to reduce CO2 emissions and other green gases in atmosphere. The main idea behind reducing greenhouse gases is to counter- balance emissions. Carbon credit trade has made forestry profitable new fund strategy, which attracted buyer's attention, forest growers and individuals interested in investing in carbon credits because it fulfils

    • Social objectives
    • Environmental objectives
    • Financial objectives

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance ( Jan 12 2012) report claimed "the value of global carbon market will increased by 9.8% or more due to the higher activities caused by the rise in EU auctions." One of the largest buyers of credits, issued by the Kyoto Protocol Clean Development mechanism, is the EU carbon market which supports investments of developed countries in emission reduction projects in developing countries. In 1997, all developing countries agreed to limit emission index under the agreement of Kyoto protocol, which recognizes forests as carbon sink.

    Investment in forestry is one of the cheapest method to generate REDD carbon credits, which helps investors from various countries to reduce deforestation in developing countries as it accounts for around 20% of greenhouse gases and Australian government promotes VERs and ACCUs which are two ways to reduce emission.

    Environment conscious forestry projects are backed by flexible terms where long growth periods and a low investment amount are required. This provides a hedge against equity and real estate portfolios, and also against the global economic volatility.

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    May 10 6:59 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Investments In Carbon Credits

    Investors can spend in forestry projects to generate carbon which can be traded at various markets. Australian carbon credit market ensures to provide a high rate of AUD 23 per tonne for CO2 emissions and Brazilian rainforests serve as one of the greatest source of carbon sequestration. West Africa is known for low cost agricultural and forest land and it can be bought to invest in carbon credit generation projects.

    Investing in emission sequestration provides high flexibility to investors and hence, it is getting very popular which allows specialized investment strategies to ensure movement into the most popular areas of the market of green investments and now-a-days, CO2 is a form of asset, which are considered safe and secure as compared to stocks and shares.

    There are two ways of investing - either you can trade CO2 as a commodity or you can invest in credit generation schemes by purchasing land. The CO2 investment trading firms provide trading strategies, provisions; fees structure, valuation and redemption methodologies and investors can get a clear picture of the whole process of carbon credit investment.

    Australian Carbon Credits

    Carbon Farming Initiatives of Australian government backs farming projects and the buyback price for emissions is at $23 per tonnes, which is 40% above the average market price in the EU. Investment firms offer to invest in opportunities in forestry projects mostly in Gippsland in Victoria, where the licence for a 15-year term of ownership of land is set at $13,850 per plot. The price includes management, planting, maintenance, administration and insurance cost. At a low entry level the opportunity provides a secure way to gain exposure to this market and generate strong returns in the range of 30% to 365%.

    Brazilian Carbon Credits

    Investment opportunities in the Brazilian Rainforests is considered ideal for carbon credit generation as the rainforests absorb at least 20% to 30% of the total emissions into the atmosphere and these forests are superbly located close to Belem, offering great provisions for emission sequestration. The credits generated from Brazilian rainforest is REDD, which is considered highly valuable.

    African Carbon Credits

    Investors can purchase land in the Gola forest of Sierra Leone to earn credits. The land is bought and registered in the name of the buyer, and a local management company provides services to ensure that the land is accredited for the generation of carbon credits from the plots owned by the investors. The credits generated on these lands are REDD Carbon credits and they can be sold at various exchanges. Carbon can also be generation from agriculture and farming projects. Rice farming is considered ideal for generating carbon credits and it also promoted in West-Africa to generate carbon credits. Mostly wasteland or unused wetland is turned into agricultural land for generating carbon credits. Since the waste land starts giving harvests in a few years, its value also rises with a conservative rate of 7%.

    May 09 10:30 AM | Link | Comment!
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