About Oliver Lewis

I am a private investor sharing the investment information, tips and advice I have gathered, about container investing and shipping container investments.

4 Great Tips For Finding Appealing Investment Options

Being an investor today can be both scary and fun at the same time. With the current market conditions and volatile stock markets, investors are always looking for appealing investment options such as real estate, global trade, green energy or natural resources. Often times the most interesting investment alternatives are right in front of you. In this article I intend to outline some of my very own investment tips, to (hopefully) help you make better choices when investing.

  1. Find an Industry That is Certain to Grow: There are only a few industries out there that are going to grow as the world markets increase their inter-connectivity. As new markets emerge and new technologies (such as the internet) allow for closer connectivity of people, the physical space between us always remains the same. One of the best means of investing in the global economy is by making an investment in global trade itself. There simply is no way around it. As the world looks for goods coming from overseas markets, THEY MUST be transported to the source by way of container ship. As far we know, there is no plan to build a bridge to connect Europe to North America or Asia to the Americas. That said, shipping is the single most efficient way of transporting goods from one continent to the other. AND, as global trade increases, so does the need for shipping resources like ships and containers.
  2. Find an Investment Vehicle That Pays Dividends: Many investments are long-term holds that pay out a pre-set percentage on your capital. While this is a sound investment practice, it does not always guarantee the highest returns. I have found that investing in assets, such as income properties and shipping container investments, can bring monthly dividends on your investments.
  3. Find a Broker That Wants to Work For You: In the shipping container investment industry for example, I use a maritime asset management company like Pacific Tycoon, that handles the daily management of where and when the container is used. My role as a container investor is to simply to collect my payments. In the same regard, if you invest in income properties, you may want to have a property management company play a similar role. Do your research and look for companies that showcase real client testimonials and that answer their phones when you call.
  4. Emerging Markets Have High Growth Potential: Markets such as East Asia (China, India, Hong Kong, The Philippines) and Latin America (Brazil, Chile) all have interesting investment opportunities that are unique to their economies.  Many have alternative investment options in natural resources, global trade growth and green energy sectors.

If you are patient and thorough, I am certain you will discover (more than) a handful of appealing investment options. When you do, I hope that these investment tips will help you pick the best opportunities and make profitable investing decisions.

Set the Record Straight About Investing With Pacific Tycoon

ol profile pic black and whiteSince writing about my experience with Pacific Tycoon, I have been bombarded by questions from investors; some from half-way across the globe. Albeit flattering, my investment with the company has made me an unwilling celebrity. I am here now to set the record straight one last time and in doing so, address the most common questions I have received.

Why did you invest with Pacific Tycoon?

Back in 2009, in the wake of the financial chaos and crisis, I made a promise to myself to uncover the most promising and viable alternatives, to the traditional options – like the stock markets and real estate; that had been devastated by the global financial crisis. Some years later (2012) I came across an opportunity to invest in container leasing investments. To me, this appeared to be more of business venture than the traditional-type investments I was accustomed to. This immediately peaked my interest.

How did you invest with Pacific Tycoon?

I made several visits to the Pacific Tycoon website and reviewed the material at length before emailing the company for more information. After initiating contact, I received a follow-up email from a gentleman named Daniel. From there we arranged a telephone conversation to address my questions about both the industry and the investment. In the weeks that followed my meeting with Pacific Tycoon’s representatives, I spent hours (and hours) verifying the information I was given. When I was satisfied with the risk v.s. reward, I went ahead with my decision to purchase shipping containers and lease them (according to the agreement I studied) to Pacific Tycoon.

How are returns earned and paid?

Unless things have changed in the last couple of years, there are 2 means in which to lease your containers to Pacific Tycoon. The “guaranteed” agreement and the “aggressive” agreement.

Being adverse to risk, I favored the “guaranteed” approach which paid a 12% return. Each and every month my payments are deposited by wire transfer into my bank account.

Are you worried it might be a scam?

My position is this … when I discovered Pacific Tycoon a couple years ago, there was no mention of a scam anywhere. The troubling allegations only appeared in the last year (2013) and (to my knowledge) are unsubstantiated. In fact, to rebut some of these negative claims, there are a number of positive reviews of Pacific Tycoon available on the Internet.

From my perspective all I can say is that my dealings with Pacific Tycoon have always been straightforward and professional. And, perhaps more importantly, my payments have always arrived on time. As an independent, private investor, what more can I ask for?

My final thoughts on the matter.

As with those investors who suffered through the mortgage crisis and stock market crash know all too well, investing is accompanied by risk. As my own financial/investment adviser, I am responsible for conducting my own research and balance the risk versus the reward. Until proven otherwise, I maintain that I have made the right decision about investing with Pacific Tycoon.

Please accept my apologies, but I will be closing the comments on my earlier post, as well as this one. If you have any further questions, may I suggest that you contact Pacific Tycoon directly?