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August 27, 2019
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Farmland has historically generated higher returns than most other major asset classes, with significantly lower volatility. At AcreTrader, we have the privilege to interact with thousands of investors who want to invest in farmland. One of the most common reasons we find investors interested in farmland is the diversification that it can add to their portfolio.

Diversification properties of farmland:

  • Farmland prices historically have had non-correlated returns compared to many major classes like the asset markets. -0.03 Correlation with the S&P 500 since 1990.
  • Farmland average annual returns have been consistently positive for the past 30 years since NCREIF has been tracking returns. Net returns calculations add annual cash yields and land value appreciation.
  • Farmland has helped investors maintain wealth through economic downturns. In 2008 the S&P 500 returned -38.5% while farmland provided a positive return of 3.7%.

The ideal portfolio is unique to every investor depending on your risk appetite and return expectations. We recommend speaking with your financial adviser before making any investment decisions, in addition to doing your own research. In this article you will find listed below some fantastic personal finance resources to consider as you determine the right balance for your portfolio.



NerdWallet brings an analytical approach to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions. Their tools and advice make it easy to pay off debt, choose the best financial products and services (think credit cards and insurance) and tackle major life goals, like buying a house and saving for retirement.

Bankrate helps you find and compare rates on financial products like mortgages, credit cards, car loans, savings accounts, CD’s, home equity loans and banking fees - All with the goal of helping their readers maximize their money, regardless of what financial decision they are facing.


DollarSprout is a platform on a mission to help you worry less about money and spend more time on the things that truly matter in life. The platform publishes regular content with their latest ideas on how to make and save money and make smarter financial choices.

Money Crashers

Money Crashers contains a wealth of knowledge for consumers looking to make financially sound decisions. The website strives to educate individuals on making wise choices about credit and debt, investing, education, real estate, insurance, spending, and more. This is a great resource for anyone looking to better manage their money and build wealth.

Rocket Dollar

Self-Directed IRA's are a relatively new and low fee way for investors to manage their own retirement account. You can read an AcreTrader blog post on the benefits of an SDIRA, or check out Rocket Dollar, a company that makes it safe, simple, and fast for people to take control of their retirement savings.


Money Done Right

Money Done Right is a collection of curated content by Logan Allec, CPA to help people make the best financial decisions possible - with the goal of helping you make more money, save more money, and grow different streams of passive income.

Get Rich Slowly

J.D. Roth shares his personal experience and narrative to help anyone working towards the goal of financial freedom. Get Rich Slowly is complete with thousands of entries from J.D. Roth and hundreds of contributors, all interested in helping their readers achieve their financial goals.

Well Kept Wallet

Well Kept Wallet is a financial education company that provides personal finance resources to people across the world. Founded by author and investor, Deacon Hayes, this platform is complete with plenty of stories and tools to help readers reach financial independence.


Stacking Benjamins

The Stacking Benjamins podcast is a blend of humor and personal finance that will have you laughing and learning at the same time. Each episode is an hour long with special guests, and dissection of headlines in the financial arena. The show is hosted by Joe Saul-Sehy, who spent 16 years as a financial adviser before launching the show.

Meb Faber Show

The Meb Faber Show brings a technical approach to wealth management in order to help listeners grow and preserve wealth. Tune in to uncover new and profitable ideas in the global equity, bond, and real asset markets. The shows host, Meb Faber, is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management in Los Angeles, California.

The Investor Field Guide

The Investor Field Guide is published by Patrick O’Shaughnessy, CFA who brings a philosophical perspective on how to think about the markets. He publishes a conversational podcast called Invest Like The Best highlighting stories that will help you better invest your time and your money, and teach you how to play with boundaries in your own life.


The above content is not intended to be a comparison between products, but is intended for general, educational and informational purposes only. Any performance noted is historical and there is no guarantee any trends will continue. All investing involves risks, including the loss of principal. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss in a declining market. It is important for each investor to review their investment objectives, risk tolerance, tax liability and liquidity needs before investing. Investment vehicles have differences in fee structure, risk factors and objectives. Investing in alternatives may be considered speculative, and involves a high degree of risk and therefore is not suitable for all investors.

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