If there’s one thing that drives the stock market nuts, it has to be uncertainty. The direction of interest rate policies, economic growth, jobs, foreign policy, wars or commodity supplies – you name it – all add a layer of worry to the market’s bottom line.
And right now, we seem to have a lot of it. Since the market’s been riding high for the last six or seven years now, investors are starting to get a little jumpy at every piece of mediocre or bad news.
But there is one way to take care of that market stress: go for a walk in the woods.
And we’re not just talking about the healing power of unplugging and heading into nature. In this case, adding a dose of timber stocks to your portfolio may do it some good, both for dividends and stability.
Timber as a Stability Play
While the markets have been going up since the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, so has the markets’ overall swings.