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Why To Invest In Land During Economic Downturns

The world's economies are experiencing tremendous falls. In the media through television, radio and newspaper people are constantly talking about economic crises, recession and credit crunch. It is certain that 2008 is the commencement to one of the worst economic manifestos. This has made investing money inimical in the world's economies. The trembling terror of bank crisis and financial bailout forces the brainy investors to change prospect from shares, forex, commodities to one of the most assured investments 'land'.

The risk of investing in shares, forex and commodities

The market is unstable. This has made investment more prone to failure. The volatility of the markets has risen and the risks are at its peak. The implication of investing in highly volatile securities such as shares and commodities can be devastating. This is mainly due to the high degree of liquidity. The yearly notorious failure of banks such as Lehman Brother and Bear Stearns has crashed the economic system. They have triggered the instigation for a 50% fall by American, Asian and European markets. The confidence in the market is low and the amputation of lacking finance will harm the market for another two to three years. The American dollar has swung down and up in an unusual pattern, the commodity market has crashed down, where oil prices are as low as they where in 2005. The fear of exhausting oil prices has become fugitive and millions of dollar have been swallowed in the drastic falls in the various markets.

Why to invest in land?

Land has a fixed value. The value of money is materially at stake during economic downturns. The value of shares is crashing despite remedy actions taken by the state. The government is bailing out tones of dollars to energize the economy but it has not yet given signs. There are more banks that are at risk and failing can become apparent, similarly to the crisis in the 80s and 30s. Land has a fixed value, the value does fluctuate but the price is guaranteed to appreciate with time.

Secondly, land is a secure physical investment of capital. The banks are experiencing credit dilemmas which have at the moment not affected private deposit enormously but when the government will be unable to back-up banks with aid capital, the clients will lose their bank deposits to a certain limit. If capital is invested in Land, it will act as a store of value similarly to a fixed deposit. In times of hardship material value is the absolute solution as paper value is subject to risk.

The erosion of financial market can lead to heavy investment in land which can eventually create shortage leading to rapid appreciation of the value of land. Property has always been a wise investment especially when the banking sector is collapsing.