Thursday, 2 August 2012
Container Investing is More of a Business Than an Investment
In the past, investors have chosen to invest their money with established investment providers, who often favor a traditional approach to investing; which includes old-school commodities like gold. Disappointingly however, many Wall Street firms have been involved in investment scams and scandals, and commodities (such as gold) have performed poorly in the past; creating more concerns for apprehensive investors. Nevertheless, determined to avoid an investment scam and driven to uncover viable investing options, investors are seeking alternative investments; to improve the performance of their portfolio.
With that being said, container investments are an alternative approach to investing, which continues to rise in popularity; with a growing number of international investors. Although seen as more of a business opportunity than a traditional investment, container investing involves the purchase of shipping or cargo containers, which are then leased to international companies and shipping lines; with the help of an established container leasing and management company. In this instance, the alternative investment's return is determined by the price established in long-term leases, and therefore allows investors to generate a residual income; which can easily be forecasted.
With the exception of a traditional savings account from your local bank, I doubt that there is such a thing, as a safe investment. And, because most low risk opportunities fail to produce favorable returns, they are not a good choice for high yield investment seekers. For those seeking security for their hard-earned money, that will be complimented by dependable returns and sizable profits, deciding to buy shipping containers and then lease them to shipping lines; sounds to me like a good business opportunity.