Tag Archives: leading economic indicator

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 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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Canada Collapsing

Reading time: 5,000 words, 12 to 20 minutes excluding graphs Global financial contagion has begun to infect Canada and it is becoming more evident in many different areas: 1) Increasing Unemployment 2) Bursting housing bubble 3) GDP falling 4) Debt … Continue reading

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Baltic Dry Index Crash Alert

Reading time: 1,642 words, 4 to 7 minutes Regular readers know that one of the important gauges I rely on is the Baltic Dry Index to forecast the health of the global economy. The Baltic Dry Index tracks world-wide shipping … Continue reading

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