Campus Units

Economics, Finance

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2016

Conference Title

2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting

Conference Date

July 21-August 2, 2016

City

Boston, MA, United States

Abstract

U.S. farmland has achieved total returns of 10%-13% over the past decade with volatility of only 4%-5% (NCREIF Farmland Index). In addition, farmland returns have had low or negative correlation with traditional asset classes. These characteristics make farmland an attractive asset class for investors. Farmland, as a real asset, can also provide a hedge against inflation because farmland returns exhibit positive correlation with inflation. Over the past decade, annual U.S. farmland total return exceeds U.S. inflation rate by 3.55% (NCREIF Farmland Index and Consumer Price Index - Urban). With growing global demand for agricultural commodities and limited land to expand capacity, some investors expect that farmland will continue to generate superior returns for the foreseeable future.

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This is a Copyright 2016 by Xiaoguang Feng, Dermot J. Hayes. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.

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Copyright 2016 by Xiaoguang Feng, Dermot J. Hayes. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.

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Xiaoguang Feng, Dermot J. Hayes

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