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The Timber REITs Were Made for These Times

Aaron Levitt Dec 07, 2016

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.

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