The last decade hasn’t been kind to paper assets.
Meanwhile, hard assets – such as oil, gold, copper and food commodities – have all been hitting record highs.
I believe this trend is set to continue, as weakness in the financial sector and government balance sheets continues.
In other words, I believe we are looking at another decade where hard assets will be the place to be.
This is one of the reasons I traveled to Brazil earlier this year…
An Agricultural Powerhouse
Brazil is one of the world’s most important commodities producers…and a place forward thinking investors will be able to make big returns as we continue to see the smart money shift out of paper assets in favor of real assets.
I already told you on Saturday about the exciting opportunities in oil exploration and production that exist in Brazil.
But Brazil is also an agricultural commodities powerhouse. And it’s one of the few places in the world where massive areas of land can be brought under cultivation to feed the world’s rising population.
In fact, my first port of call in Brazil was the southwestern state of Mato Grosso do Sul – which makes up part of Brazil’s “bread basket.”
I spent three days there with top Brazil soil engineer Renato Roscoe investigating the best ways to invest in Brazil’s fast-growing agriculture sector.
What I was looking for was a way ordinary investors could take part in the big boom in agricultural boom…and the shift in paper assets to real assets…without having to travel to Brazil or buy land directly (which is complicated for legal reasons).
While on the road with Renato I found exactly that…
Follow George Soros to Brazilian Agriculture Gains
There’s one small Luxembourg-listed agricultural company that operates in this part of the world.
This company may be small. But it has the backing of one of the world’s wealthiest investors, George Soros.
Soros owns shares worth $360 million though his hedge fund, according to the latest SEC filing. And it makes up the billionaire’s largest equity position.
The bottom line is that recession or no recession there are no holidays or time-offs for eating. And as Indians and Chinese get richer, more of them will eat higher quality food.
This means Brazilian agriculture will be one of the best real assets to own over the next decade and beyond.
All the details of the Soros-backed agriculture company…along with recommendations on how to play the Brazilian oil story…are available to International Living Investor readers in my latest special investor report, The Brazil Profit Playbook.
For details of how to get your copy, follow this link.