Tag Archives: Baltic Dry Index

FLATTENING YIELD CURVE PORTENDS RECESSION

Reading time: 2,720 words, 9 pages, 6 to 10 minutes. “Events are converging ominously this summer in the direction of unwinding expectations and serial train wrecks of finance and politics,”  writes James Howard Kunstler. [Link] In normal times, long-term interest rates … Continue reading

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Canada Hits the Wall in 2016 – Part 1: Baltic, China, Commodities & Debt

Reading time: 1,571 words, 5 pages, 4 to 7 minutes & some ugly charts. Canada’s good fortune in escaping the last Great Recession relatively unscathed is turning into a curse. Canada’s well-regulated banking system with its greater reserve requirements and … Continue reading

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Baltic Dry Index Sets All-Time Record Lows

Reading time: 372 words, 2 pages, 1 to 2 minutes. I follow the Baltic Dry Index of global freight rates because it is a reliable leading economic indicator (forecasting the future). Shippers are unlikely to book cargo space if they … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Non-Recovery Alert

Reading time: 2,800 words, 10 pages, 7 to 11 minutes. The ass media’s “Recovery” propaganda is on steroids lately. As I’ve long said, we cannot pretend our way out of trouble. That the ass media propaganda machine is trying so … Continue reading

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