TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), the country’s largest pension fund manager, said on Monday it is concerned about the Saskatchewan government’s decision to temporarily ban certain institutional investors from buying farmland in the province.
The western province said on Monday it plans a review of farmland ownership rules under the Saskatchewan Farm Security Act. Pension plans and other institutional investors will be unable to purchase farmland in Saskatchewan while the review is ongoing. No completion date was given for the review.
The idea we have for you today plays off one of our ongoing themes — “extraction.”
“We’ve got a real problem! This is a mathematical fact! Tens of trillions of dollars are being extracted from the United States of America,” ranted MSNBC pundit Dylan Ratigan in 2011. “An entire integrated system — financial system, trading system, taxing system — that was created by both parties over a period of two decades is at work on our entire country right now.”
Som Seif has packed a lot into his 36 years.
In his first career he was as an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets, while in his second, a more public role, he was founder of the Canadian operations of Claymore Investments, a company that grew over seven years to $8-billion in assets under management before being sold to BlackRock early last year.
By Stock Whiz:During the last several years, investors have taken note of the swelling prices and hearty returns that come with productive farms. Individuals and funds are increasingly seeing farmland as an ideal hard asset class. Farmland generates not only regular income, but also capital appreciation and can be used as a hedge against inflation.
By Faisal Humayun: The investment environment after the financial and economic crisis has been characterized by a high degree of volatility across asset classes. Taking short-term positions in such an environment can lead to extreme results (positive or negative).
Last week began on an extremely bearish note. As Standard & Poors downgraded the outlook for US debt, retail and institutional investors panicked and prices dropped. Initially, it looked like this could be the catalyst for the market to finally begin recognizing the mounting risks.
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American ingenuity. It’s the stuff of lore and legend, and it’s what drives the global economy. We literally bank on the next disruptive entrepreneur — and innovative new technology — to completely redefine or create new industries. It’s what America does really well, our goose that continues to lay golden eggs.
And yet, maybe not.
By Matthew Frankel:In my never-ending quest to get the right mix of stocks in my long-term portfolio, I'm always on the lookout for new candidates that meet my criteria. First, whatever I invest in must add diversity to my portfolio. If I had listened to most of my friends in 2007 and just invested in the "sure things" at that time, I would have had all of my money in banks and homebuilders.
By Dividendinvestr:Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investors of all time. His track record is mind-numbing but during the past decade he shifted his focus from “becoming wealthy” to “staying wealthy”. He explained in 2006 that one of the best ways of staying wealthy is investing in high dividend stocks with stable businesses, like utilities. He has been holding on to his positions for years if not decades to minimize taxes.