Loaded Container Shipments And Profits Reach Record Levels

November 27, 2017 Containerization

So far, this year (2017) has been one of recovery for the container shipping industry. According to JOC.com, loaded container shipments will reach record levels in 2017, and profitability will soar above that of 2016. The third quarter of 2017 showed an increase in the number of containers being shipped on the world’s major trade …

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China’s digital economy improving efficiency, adding value

November 20, 2017 Investments

New areas of the digital economy, including the Internet of Things, virtual currencies, financial technology, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and big data are expanding rapidly in China. Leading Chinese technology companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, are at the forefront of innovation and are lending credibility to the notion that the digital economy will soon …

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Alternative Investments Offer Freedom From Stock, Bond Worries

November 13, 2017 Investments

With thoughts of the Global Financial Crisis still fresh in their minds, investors are fearing a correction in the U.S. stock market, uncertainty with interest rates, and rising inflation. To avoid exposure to these struggling markets and negative influences, the investment community is embracing new, alternative opportunities – like shipping container investing. In doing so, they are enjoying freedom from the worries of the stock and bond markets.

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U.S Will Have To Keep Domestic Economy Turning On Its Own

November 6, 2017 Investments

The longer Donald Trump remains the President of the United States, the more damage will be done to the American economy and the American people. At this point in his Presidency, he has ordered a retreat from important trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In the eyes of other world leaders, this signifies the start of an era of protectionism and the end of U.S. economic dominance.

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Financial Advisers Rarely Tell You To Sell Bonds Or Stocks

October 30, 2017 Investments

The finance industry works very hard to get you into financial products – like stocks and bonds, so they will rarely (if ever) tell you to get out of the bond or stock market. The decision to sell has to be yours and yours alone.

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When Choosing Investments We All Consider Risk And Return

October 23, 2017 Investments

When choosing investments, expect that every opportunity will be subject to heavy scrutiny. Be prepared to weigh the benefits of investing opportunities on an individual basis, based on your personal risk tolerance and hunger for returns. These two principles will guide your decisions and give you the confidence you need to make an investment.

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Container Shipping Industry Was Challenged Over Last Decade

October 16, 2017 Containerization

Over the last decade, amid included overcapacity concerns, historically low freight rates, and falling consumer demand, the container shipping industry has proven its resilience and demonstrated to investors that it can still perform well in adverse economic conditions. This makes it an ideal investment option for investors seeking a low risk, high return alternative to risky traditional investments.

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Could Military Conflict in Korea Effect Worldwide Economy?

October 9, 2017 Investments

Across the globe investors are watching the situation in North Korea very carefully. The concern is that a military conflict in the region could have a profound effect on the worldwide economy. After all, any disruption in the trade relationship between East and West would be disastrous for countries and companies from both sides of …

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At 45,000 Years Shipping Is One Of World’s Oldest Industries

October 2, 2017 Containerization

Shipping is one of the world’s oldest industries, with a long-standing history dating back tens of thousands of years. It is believed that as many as 45,000 years ago, the people – who lived in what is know modern day Australia – would have used boats to find and transport food resources. Approximately four to …

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Sharp Cooling In Chinese Outbound Mergers And Acquisitions

September 25, 2017 Investments

China’s plan to invest in strategic industries across the globe is experiencing some international challenges. Foreign regulators are increasing blocking new deals, and in doing so are delivering the second major blow to outbound investment, following Beijing’s crackdown on the overseas corporate acquisitions in 2016. Last year Beijing issued new rules that identified investment in …

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