In recent years, especially in the foreign press “10 things you need to know …” style articles have come into vogue. There are two important reasons why these articles have become so popular. The first is the ability to present a general concept in mere minutes which would otherwise take hours
, for which few may find the time in todays strictly hectic business world. Secondly, sometimes when a concept is explained in great lengths, the reader is lost in the text and has difficulty getting the main message. So, writers pick the ten most important questions and present them in essence and in a short way. Now I would like to touch briefly on some issues that I would like to take seriously in the knowledge of people who are interested in ship investments, especially this month, before going on to this introduction part.