What is Portfolio Diversification?

You’ve been working hard and looking down the road towards the day you get to stop working.  You’ve been socking away money so you can retire in comfort, do some traveling, play more golf and spend time with the grandkids. 


You’ve got a savings account, a separate retirement account comprised of mutual funds (an IRA, SEP or 401-K if you’re in the U.S.) and maybe a stock portfolio.  You’ve been listening to the “experts” and you have a selection of investments that are financially “diversified,meaning you also have some money in bonds and made sure that your stocks and mutual funds are spread out across multiple sectors of the economy. 


And if you’re typical, you’ve also seen your savings stagnate because of lackluster interest rates.  You’ve watched your stocks and mutual funds wildly gyrate to the rhythms of the market.  You’ve maybe awoken in a cold sweat at 3:00 AM wondering do I buy or sell?  Do I dare look at the financial pages in the morning?  Am I missing something?  What happens if, or more likely, when the markets tank? 


Just because the S&P has historically averaged about 8%, will that continue or will we see more market disruptions?  Will the economy be going strong when you need to retire or will it be another 2008?  How can I generate a retirement income that is uncorrelated to the Wall Street casino? 


So, ask yourself, “Are my investments truly diversified?  It’s time to think outside the box before you get boxed in!  You could buy rental property but that requires hands-on management or giving up a lot of profits to a professional manager.  You’ve maybe seen great opportunities with high returns that require that you be a “qualified investor,” and although you’ve done well you simply don’t qualify for the same opportunities the rich get to dabble in. 


It’s time to think about farm land – managed farm land.  Like residential rental property you could buy farm land and lease it out or you could farm it yourself.  Both require intensive management and a lot of research to make sure you’re not putting your money at risk. 


There’s a simpler alternative.  Managed farm land can bring solid long-term gains without the headaches of doing it yourself.  Simply Natural offers options to buy your own greenhouse or productive farm land and in both cases, once you make your purchase, professional mangers take care of the rest.  It’s a no-hassle, turn-key opportunity. 


What does Simply Natural offer?  Buying the richest, most productive plantations with abundant water resources and a good infrastructure to get your product to market.  Prepping the land, installing the irrigation system, planting your crop, harvesting and selling your crop to major retailers.  Leveraging years of agricultural talent and cutting-edge technology to manage 21st Century farm operations.  In other words, taking care of all the details that the average person simply could not do.   


Like Mark Twain said, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”  This is real diversification; the kind that the wealthy have been involved in for centuries.  This is also a legacy purchase that will benefit your kids and grandkids.   


Global population estimates point to having 10+ Billion people by 2050; an increase of over 30%.  That’s a lot of mouths to feed and we can’t just send them into space like the sci-fi movies.  As much food needs to be produced in the next 40 years as the past 10,000 combined!  Go back and read that last sentence again.  Crop production will need to increase by 70% to meet the demand.  


Diversifying into productive, managed farmland means setting yourself up for the markets of the future.  It means being a part of something bigger than yourself.  And it means buying into a long-term trend that can provide productive returns as you prepare for retirement as well as during your golden years. 


Simply Natural’s motto is “Farming for a better world.”  This could be your world! 

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