Friday, October 19, 2012

Want to make money from drought?

With more than half of the country in drought, investors have an opportunity to make money in food, water and energy conservation, according to a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In part because of drought, food and energy demand is expected to grow 30 percent by 2030, and water demand to grow 40 percent. Crop commodity prices are likely to tighten over the next year, then ease.

The bank has put together a new Bloomberg terminal screen to track stocks tied to water, fertilizer, crop science, energy efficiency, biofuels and renewable energy.

“Food, water and energy security are increasingly bigger issues, and as governments, businesses and other players struggle to adapt to and mitigate drought conditions, there will be an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors," equity strategist and co-author Sarbjit Nahal said in a statement.
The report is the latest in a series of "megatrend" investing advice from Merrill. In July, the bank put out a report on investing off of the obesity epidemic.


NCdirtdigger said...

Do you have plans for when The Office ends?

Anonymous said...

Relax Jake, it's Chinatown.

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Drought is not one of the best books that I have read lately. There were some serious crises in world-building, character development and plotting. I was so disappointed. :(
Ruby is an engaging and likable protagonist. She does seem to know the difference between right and wrong, and she rebels against this society that she is a part of. When I first picked this book up, I thought it was going to be a dystopian - not the case - and was kind of confused as to why the entire situation was happening in the first place. The Congregants hold the power - the blood that makes regular water into Water, life-giving and wound-healing. I couldn't understand why they would allow Darwin to be in control. It's the basis for a shaky plot.
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