Growing tensions in the Red Sea, a crucial artery for international trade, have sparked a significant shift in the shipping industry. This shift, we believe, offers a compelling case for global shipping stocks.
As many readers are already aware, Iran-backed Houthis have recently attacked tankers and cargo vessels sailing through the Red Sea, a passage used by about 12% of global trade. These disruptions, which are related to the Israel-Hamas War, have prompted shippers to seek alternative, though costlier, routes, including around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
In this webcast, U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes will discuss ways investors can diversify their portfolios with shipping names via the U.S. Global Sea to Sky Cargo ETF (NYSE: SEA).
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