The BDI@1,005 – minus two is NOT the issue

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John Faraclas

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost two points earlier on today and many analysts wonder why it’s minus as the other indices where…covering the difference – or is it a mathematical analysts’ index paradox…? The Geopolitics are more than messy and we insist for all to be on guard. We feel, we do NOT fear, that something mega, something extraordinary is going to happen… John Faraclas’ mid-week recap:

The Capes were up for the third day but only ten points with the BCI 2014 reading 1,645 points…

The Panamaxes’ BPI was up four at 1,011 points…

The Supras’ BSI down four points at 790 and

The Handies’ BHSI down two points at 510…

A downwards looking market, struggling to maintain the four digit number, as, if it falls again below the 1,000 point-threshold – particularly during the summer, things might get nasty. Shipping for the few, so long then…

Will Yang Ming fail? Will the Taiwanese company follow Hanjin…, just wonder… This affects all…

The Wets falling – minimal though. The last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 772 – down three and 550 – down eight points respectively…

The WTI as these line are written stands at US$ 47,52, a bit higher than last night; still more to come on this…

Meantime wonder when will crude recovery happen, in 2020 or in 2025? How shale affects this? My view is that shale is here to stay!  Wonder where the WTI will be in 2020 and 2025… Wonder the investments of the Fund managers where they will end up in the oil and energy jargon… CAUTION…

Wonder if the Baltic Indices and the oil prices reflect the real situ in the markets; wonder also if stakeholders get the message that shipping becomes Shipping for the very very very few!

The Geopolitics are about to take off and create havoc for all; at least it proves the old maxim “War Father of All” and you can continue with “…if you don’t destroy you cannot rebuilt; this is the pitiful message in history”…

So, with the MIGRANTS, the main victims of this coming Armageddon, we begin the day’s Geopolitical news:

More and more trouble for the MIGRANTS in the Aegean, Libya and Europe…

Obviously one cannot feel any respect for the diplomats who are unable to tackle the Migrants issue; the worst is yet to come. Very simply all diplomats are useless in front of the power the political hooligans on Planet Ocean maintain and enjoy. This is the World’s State of Affairs on the 10th of May 2017.-  We are not in any way Don Quixote’s fans, but come on guys AND dolls you are awful AND we don’t like you! Enough of this oblivion and hypocrisy! Read further…

The Wars in Syria and Iraq continue and same are entering a new phase; good to hear Tabqa is liberated and ISIS has been ousted! This key city dam is very important! Good to hear that the US is arming the Kurds in Syria – eat your heart out president Erdogan… the time has come to liberate the entire region from your despicable mechanisms and further development of a destabilized region under your New Ottoman Islamist …auspices… We all know that it will be extremely difficult to protect the region from your appetite, but wait and see… In general we are going to witness a major conflagration in the entire region which will engulf the Gibraltar to Afghanistan and Caucuses to the Horn of Africa parameters / region… That of course will create business AND trade of course. Wonder how the Chinese will enter the Eastern Med…

In …Erdogan’s Turkey now: the shit will hit the fan soon! Erdogan’s verbal attacks – some been very rude, will upset Israel and then it will be more than mess… Erdogan encourages his followers, his multi mixed Neo-Ottoman Islamists and their followers in Central Asia and the Balkans to create a total chaos everywhere. Hope president Trump gets the message and same is understood from his allies and obviously from Russia’s president Putin. The European Union must raise to the circumstances and the United Kingdom too, given the BREXIT developments, must also act swiftly on Erdogan’s destructive policies… You might think of being naïve and ignore the fact that the world knows what’s up with Erdogan and his cronies: No, deep down the world is ignorant, fully ignorant on these issues; very few know what is going on, believe you me AND Wake Up!

Greece next door has to play it cool with the Turkish aggression which continues to build up from the mid-sixties. Greece receives the wrath of the Turkish regimes all these years and the time has come that enough is enough. Greece is also facing more troubles in the Balkans that Erdogan triggers all the time! Within Greece, we have numerous times expressed our view that the only way out of this crisis is to tell, to show the politicians in the Greek parliament the EXIT.- The only tangible way is to run Greece for ten year with a team of Aristos, that’s it; the rest is pure bullshit – excuse my French…

The Balkans continue to be destabilised; the Autonomous’ region of Kosovo government fell, the Albanians want to create Greater Albania and stop Greater Serbia… Bosnia-Hercegovina in tatters too…

CAUTION as things might get sour…

BREXIT is on course…Mrs. May’s Conservatives are heading for a comfortable win; the one which will help the United Kingdom has its say in Europe and World Affairs! Meantime the Labour party is leaking…

In France president elect Macron made his first gaffe in seeking a EU so to speak Finance Minister only to receive Herr Wolfgang Schäuble’s NO! Pourquoi pas? If another gaffe is made, I guess president Macron is not fit to run France – and it is not  a case that…. “…he was testing…

We all await to see what president Macron has to offer for the people of France and the European Union…

At the other side of the Atlantic president Trump continues his programme and the turn come for the FBI chief to go home… Still president Trump has a lot to do and to offer the American people who elected him and more to do for the Global USA affairs. A tough presidency to be – hope he doesn’t lose the game…

In the Far East the newly elected South Korean president Moon  Jae-in is willing to visit North Korea and begin a peace process mission; let’s hope he can do it!!!

Next door in China, its leaders have rejected this years’ 1st of July annual pro-democracy rally in Hong Hong…

In South America’s most powerful country, that is Brazil of course, ex president Lula might face the music and has to defend himself on corruption charges; he will testify in Curitiba’s court on five charges brought against him related to a state oil company scandal embroiling more than 100 politicians…

That’s all for tonight… more news tomorrow; until then be on guard for any eventuality with Pirates and Terrorists… AND Wake up!!!!

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