Markets and Geopolitics more dangerous than ever…

Associations, Markets, News, Reports — By on April 4, 2017 at 9:34 PM

John Faraclas

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index)  closed down 27 points since yesterday at 1,255  sending once again warning shots; the Geopolitics flair-up due to the ongoing Middle East crisis and Mediterranean mess in all fronts, needless to say the global mess; John Faraclas’ daily report:

The Capers, as volatile as ever, lost 136 points, nearly double from yesterday’s fall (-79) points and now the BCI 2014 reads 2,382 points; CAUTION!

The Panamaxes’ BPI lost two points and now stands at 1,377 points. CAUTION here too…

The Supras’ BSI was at 881 points – minus one, and

The Handies’ BHSI was at 542, up one point.

The message is simple: unsustainable and volatile dry markets.-

The Wets on a dropping modus too; the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 781 – minus nine, and 739 – minus 12 points respectively… CAUTION!

The WTI maintains a plus modus and now stands just above the US$ 50… Caution as the masses might revolt on the price…

The Geopolitical front still has the MIGRANTS issue as its number one issue.

Terrorism, following yesterday’s atrocity in St. Petersburg, will have counter effects and Putin’s reaction, as and when same happens, it will be devastating. ISIS one way or another as well as any other Terrorist Islamic Groups must be eradicated. Did president Assad forces used chemicals? The entire Middle East could soon be on fire…

BREXIT might go through dire straits but it will happen… In a divorce, both sides can claim to be winners; they are losers too though! It will be a very complicated divorce, particularly from the continental side…

Turkey’s president gets geared for the 16th of April’s Referendum…. CAUTION as you never ever know what might happen. One option would be an external adventure in the region to entertain its losses…

Next door Greece might produce shocks of all kinds… internally and externally as we have long time foreseen. The current rulers are totally incompetent to resolve the crisis as their ideology is not compatible with reality. We reiterate the view of an ARISTOS team to run Greece for ten years. The foreign factor too – IMF the EU and others should also come down to their senses before  they ALL come down to their knees. From this behaviour, not only the Greeks world-wide will revolt, but many others too… Strangulating on purpose a nation might backfire…

The German election gets warmer; for the time being Mrs. Merkel stands firm.

In France the right wing under Marine Le Pen is doing well… The second round though is the one which counts… Imagine a FREXIT… and why not an ITEXIT…

In the Far East for sure president Trump will deal with the North Koreans who continue to play with fire… Too much sex makes you shortsighted …err, to much tests makes you shortsighted – try to interpret this. I guess the Japanese PM Abe will react too. China must get the message too….

In Africa now; South Africa might enter problems as president Jacob Zouma might soon step down. The Unions and in particular COSATU “withdraws” its support. the country’s credit rating is cut to junk status; ULTRA CAUTION….. In DR Congo the UN has has found 13 mass graves at the central Kasai province since the beginning of March…

That’s all for tonight and be on guard for every eventuality!

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