Cool… another fall with the BDI@949 and Geopolitics in red…

European Union, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Sales and Purchases, Shipping Indices — By on January 9, 2017 at 10:38 PM
John Faraclas

John Faraclas

No surprise, but caution all on fronts ; mind the snowfall too… John Faraclas daily report:

The BDI (The Baltic Dry Index) lost, since last Friday the 6th of January, another 14 points and now stands at 949.

The Capers lost 60 and the BCI 2014 now reads 1,598 points –  a dropping volatility…?

The Panamaxes gained a mediocre 35 points and the BPI now stands at 927 points, going over and above the 900 point mark. If the Panamaxes fall, expect mess in the market that the capers’ volatility upwards trend wouldn’t sustain…

The Supras’ BSI lost another 11 points and now stands at 772.

The Handies’ BHSI down ten points at 498 – below the 500 threshold…

Similar picture, more or less, with the Wets; the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) reads 1,026 points – plus two, and 846 – minus eight respectively.

Once again the Box Trade is in a mess with various strange, in our humble view, developments which will trigger messy antagonisms, collapses, bankruptcies etc.

Some well “established” punters are changing preferences in ship types; let’s see what happens next… Others are in the red and others cannot find money to keep going… as for the Banks… better don’t ask…

The WTI lost nearly a dollar during today’s trading and now stands at US$ 52.59. Must go under US$ 50!

VesselsValue World Fleet Values 2017 LARGE (1)Interestingly we have some good reports and statistics by VesselsValue worth studying; bravo to the Greek Masters of the seven seas; hope all the Greek parliamentarians study this graph/analysis report… Your views please… Once again Plato resurfaces: If the Philosophers become Kings and the Kings Philosophers….

The Geopolitical front continues to be on a red alert and we advise caution as entire regions might go up in flames; the Middle East, The Balkans, The South Caucasus – then expect the wider Eastern Med and North Africa on fire… the Persian Gulf looks lately a bit dodgy… US ships opened warning, precautious fire on Iranian boats…

The MIGRANTS continue by far to be the number one problem/issue. Did I hear well that Mrs. Merkel is thinking to become tough on deportations….? I guess Mrs. May at the other side of the Channel  is right with her view on Migrants!

Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Cyprus…produce chaos. The first three in total disarray. Turkey must contribute to Cyprus long standing problem of a just peace, as otherwise expect more mess…

The BREXIT produces more tremors. The Continentals are those in real mess…

GREXIT might be soon on the cards. Greece enters the Dire Straits… Time for the Muppet Puppet Show to go; a good change and chance is now with the snow fall… Nobody will notice… As far as the European bullying is concerned, I haven’t experienced such an orchestrated strangulation of any nation on Planet Ocean… Greece pays the damage. Nemesis though is watching and then there wouldn’t be any excuse if the Greeks revolt to all intents and purposes… You never ever know… Awaiting to see what happened with the death of the Russian Consul’s in his central Athens flat… Let’s hope nothing sinister in this case…

The Subcontinent, following Pakistan’s cruise missile success, sends some premature messages around… CAUTION…

China pushing in all fronts, but… destabilisation will happen in China as a counter measure from its competitors…

Japan watches all developments and ready to intervene…

Africa must be re-approached and via trade and development to ease things down for the benefit of all. proxy trade wars there will backfire…

Donald Trump continues to fill his administration, but already nepotism, favouritism and other “niceties” have surfaced…  We all await the big takeover moment and his first 100 days in power. On the Russian hacking saga, nothing much; both sides take it “easy”… Time will tell…

Energy issues and Geopolitics must be streamlined as otherwise we might see the World’s five major Dire Straits in a messy situation.

We advise our viewers to search for all our Geopolitical reports and see what is coming up.

CAUTION as we live in interesting times…

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