Category Archives: Collapse 2014

Baltic Dry Index Collapse – Dec. 2014

Reading time: 214 words, 1 page, 1 minute. Long time readers know I use the Baltic Dry Index of dry goods shipping rates as a barometer to gauge global economies because it is an excellent leading indicator. The chart below … Continue reading

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Collapse Update – Fall 2014

Reading time: 8,670 words, 24 pages, 20 to 35 minutes. I’ve been reading so much bad news lately, I’m tempted to quit reading and watch the mindless drivel on TV. So instead of depressing you and myself by summarizing everything … Continue reading

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No Recovery, Ever

Reading time: 5,145 words, lots of graphs, 12 to 20 minutes. Having watched the decline of the world’s economies for seven years now, it is becoming painfully obvious that there will never be a recovery. Things will never be the … Continue reading

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The Cupcake Index

Reading time: 579 words, 2 pages, 1 to 2 minutes. You may have heard about the ‘Skyscraper Index’, but I bet you haven’t heard about the ‘Cupcake Index’. That’s because I just invented it. The Skyscraper Index According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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BDI Collapse Heralds the Next Global Recession

Reading time: 611 words, 2 pages 2 to 3 minutes The Baltic Dry Index that measures global shipping prices collapsed in July thus heralding the beginning of the next global economic recession. You can see this in the three scary … Continue reading

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Sell in May? Why I’m Bailing Out of Stocks

Reading time: 2,777 words, 18 pages, 7 to 11 minutes. “Sell in May and go away” is an old pre-summer adage for stock market investors. It means selling your stock portfolio in May to avoid the historical decline or underperformance … Continue reading

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BDI Crash Alert

Reading time: 335 words, 1 ½ pages, 1 to 2 minutes. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) has crashed for the last 13 days forecasting a major global economic downturn. Being a long-time logistics specialist, I have a special fondness for … Continue reading

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