Note: This article was originally published November 1st on Value Investor's Edge, a Seeking Alpha subscription service. In November of 2016, OPEC and other producers pledged to cut output by almost 1.8 million barrels per day. For the most part analysts were expecting this move to have a negative impact on the crude tanker market. In short, the predictions came along the lines of less supply means less crude shipped.
Note: This report is an abridged version from a much longer article originally released to Value Investor's Edge subscribers on October 28th. Recently I have authored a few positive articles regarding China, dry bulk, and container shipping. But I would be remiss if I didn’t present some potential risks going forward. Therefore I would like to discuss what I believe is probably the most important factor to watch regarding the outlook for China, dry bulk, and container shipping.
Note: This article was originally published October 10th on Value Investor's Edge, a Seeking Alpha subscription service. Please take advantage of our two-week free trial going on through October 29th. Recently the drop in iron ore price has been a hot topic in the dry bulk shipping community. Some suggest that it could be the result of waning demand out of China as steel production is curbed for a variety of reasons.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".