How To Avoid Over-Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio

September 11, 2017 Investments

If you over-diversify your investment portfolio, the result will be a large collection of small, fragmented holdings. This means that the contribution of an investment that has generated good returns in the past could become insignificant in your portfolio. As well, you can expect that with an over-diversified portfolio, management costs and taxes will reduce …

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Three Legitimate Reasons To Sell An Investment

September 4, 2017 Investments

The wonderful and terrifying thing about investing is that you have two opportunities to be right and two opportunities to be wrong on every investment you make; when you buy and when you sell. There are plenty of books and research papers written about what to buy investments, but very few about when to sell …

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Should You Rely On Money Managers For Alternative Investments?

August 27, 2017 Investments

With interest rates at historic lows and inflation moving ever-closer, an increasing number of investors are turning to alternative investments for higher returns. However, with so many options, some investment-seekers are wondering if they should rely on a money manager for alternative investing advice or portfolio management. The reality is that investing is a skill that can …

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Commodities Like Shipping Containers Becoming More Popular

August 21, 2017 Investments

Given that most mainstream investments have struggled through the global economic downturn experienced over the last few years, commodities – like shipping containers, are becoming increasingly popular. Institutional investors, such as endowment and pension funds, are allocating more money towards this class of assets to benefit from their long-term advantages. By allocating across a broader …

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46 Percent Of Investors Believe Stock Market Is Overvalued

August 14, 2017 Investments

Professional investors see the stock market as being “higher than it should be.” According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, 46 percent of respondents believe that stocks are overvalued. The turn in fund manager sentiment comes amid a bevy of warnings from big market names that there’s danger ahead. Even …

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China Wants To Be More Appealing To Foreign Investors

August 7, 2017 Investments

In an effort to build a more open economy, the Chinese government has made commitments to create “a stable, fair, transparent and predictable business environment.” It is hoped that doing so will promote the sustainable and healthy development of the Chinese economy, and make the country more appealing to foreign investors. This means opening up …

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Shipping Will Experience Favorable Growth In Coming Years

August 1, 2017 Containerization

The global container shipping market is set to experience favorable growth in the coming years, driven by factors such as increasing maritime trade, growing containerization in developing regions, lower oil prices, and an upsurge in disposable income.

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Consider Two factors When Predicting Container Shipping Future

July 24, 2017 Investments

There are two factors that must be carefully considered when making predictions about the future of the container shipping industry: carrier consolidation and China’s thirst for maritime shipping dominance. At the moment nearly every aspect of the logistics chain is feeling the effects of container shipping consolidation. Domestic shipping companies are seeing a decline in …

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Profit From China’s Drop in Shipping Container Production

July 12, 2017 Investments

Just as container shipping lines were beginning to emerge from the worst slump in almost a decade, China’s commitment to save the planet has delivered a price shock to the global shipping industry, sending container prices soaring as much as 69 percent from last 2016’s lows. Singamas, a leading manufacturer of containers, has halted operations …

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone For Higher Investment Returns

July 11, 2017 Investments

It is not surprising that many investors choose to keep their investment strategies heavily weighted toward U.S. company stocks. For most, it seems like a much safer bet. However, investors who choose to stay in their investing comfort zone in today’s investment climate, could undermine their odds of achieving higher investment returns. International assets offer …

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