Carter Malloy

Carter Malloy

Founder and CEO

Carter grew up in an Arkansas farming family and has had a lifelong passion for investing, agriculture, and conservation. Prior to founding AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm and a Managing Director with Stephens, Inc.

Carter grew up in an Arkansas farming family and has had a lifelong passion for investing, agriculture, and conservation. Prior to founding AcreTrader, he was part of an equity investment firm and a Managing Director with Stephens, Inc.

Articles by Carter Malloy

Farmland Doesn't Care About Politics

October 30, 2020

With exceptionally wide bipartisan support and no apparent relationship between farmland investment performance and politics, buying land continues to look like a differentiated long-term investment.

Comparing Farm Investments: Permanent Crops Versus Row Crops

October 20, 2020

When it comes to investing in farmland, you need to understand the characteristics of row crop and permanent crop investments and how they differ. In this guide, we walk you through the differences in each and how they can help you diversify.

Farmland Performance Compared to AAA Bonds (Video)

September 01, 2020

In the short video, hear from Carter Malloy, CEO of AcreTrader, on why we think AAA rated bonds are one of the best historical proxies to farmland.

Farmland's Correlation to Major Asset Classes (Video)

April 30, 2020

Learn how farmland can be a great diversification tool by viewing farmland's correlation to major asset classes like stocks, bonds, timberland, gold, and more.

How Does AcreTrader Source Farmland Investments? (Video)

March 30, 2020

AcreTrader sources farm investments in a variety of ways, but put simply, through a very large network of partners and actively marketing to farmers. Hear from AcreTrader's CEO for an overview of our methods for finding farms in this video.

How Do Commodity Prices Affect Farmland Returns? (Video)

February 19, 2020

When commodity prices move up and down, what happens to farmland returns? Learn more about this relationship from this clip from a recent webinar with AcreTrader's Founder.

Long Term Investing: What, Why, and How

January 02, 2020

Learn what defines a long-term investment, why you should consider investing for the long term, and get helpful tips for diversifying your investment portfolio.

Why Invest In Farmland? (Video)

December 01, 2019

Carter Malloy, CEO of AcreTrader, discusses the returns and volatility of farmland investments compared to assets like the S&P, commercial real estate, and gold.

Farm Investment Bear Markets: What Do They Look Like

September 25, 2019

Learn more about what farm investing downturns look like and what the total 5-year return would look like for a recent land bear market in Nebraska.

Why Professional Investors Are Buying Farmland

September 11, 2019

Discover the most popular reasons why professional investors have been investing in farmland and why it has been considered an underutilized asset class.

Supply And Demand Considerations For Farmland Investing (Video)

May 01, 2019

In this video, learn how the supply and demand considerations in farmland investing could affect long-term values of farmland.

Farmland Economy Expected to Improve in 2019

March 27, 2019

Find out more about the farm economy outlook for 2019 and how these forecasts and trends are still will impact farm incomes for both farmers and landowners.

Five Ways AcreTrader Helps Farmers

February 27, 2019

While we don’t have a magic wand to solve every farm problem, we do want to use our experience and expertise to help farmers in five distinct ways.

Why U.S. Farmland is the Best in the World

February 26, 2019

Learn how many acres of farmland there are in the U.S., why U.S. farmland is considered some of the best in the world, and growing conditions in the United States.

Mitigating Risk in Farmland Investments

December 20, 2018

Agricultural land has been a stable investment with attractive returns, but with every investment, there is a risk. Here are some tips to mitigate them.

Who Owns U.S. Farmland?

December 12, 2018

Learn about farm land ownership agreements, what percent of farms are corporate-owned versus family-owned and how many farmers are leasing farm land in the USA.

How to Invest in Farmland: The 3 (Now 4!) Different Ways to Buy Land

November 20, 2018

AcreTrader eliminates the issues associated with farmland investing. While private equity farm funds and farmland REITs provide access, they also insert risks.

Low Volatility and Risk-Adjusted Returns on Farmland Investments

October 11, 2018

Explore one of the key benefits of farmland investments – a lack of relative volatility and risk-adjusted returns that can have a large impact in the long-term.

The 5 Big Dangers of Online Real Estate Crowdfunding

July 21, 2018

Most real estate crowdfunding offerings look great at first glance, but buyer beware: those 13% IRR figures don't come without significant risks.

Debt: A Dangerous Amplifier For Real Estate Investing

July 03, 2018

Explore why debt has been associated with amplifying returns for real estate investors but how it can greatly increase the risks at the same time.