Partner Kirk Mcintosh quoted in The Wall Street Journal Marketwatch

4 May 2012

Investors underestimate opportunity in agriculture

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Investors have been put off by weak performance in most agricultural markets, but prices at these levels may offer investors a good value for commodities the world can’t do without.

With agriculture “one of the most inelastic industries due to its essential nature in our day-to-day lives, it represents a relatively less volatile investment for your portfolio and therefore is a great way to help diversify your money,” said Andrew Schrage, co-owner of Money Crashers Personal Finance.

“Global agricultural demand remains robust, particularly in emerging markets, which in turn is fueling high international prices for most crops along with a buoyant export market,” said Kirk McIntosh, partner in The Valence Group, a merger and acquisition advisor to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors.

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