The Capes rollercoaster continues…

Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers — By on July 30, 2018 at 11:13 PM

John Faraclas

The BDI  ended up at 1,703, that’s  +27 points all thanks to the Capes as all other indices fell or remained idle. Geopolitics far worse than last Friday the 27th of July. John Faraclas’ daily market and geopolitics brief:

The Capes’ BCI   gained 83 points and now reads 3,280, volatility at its best. We advise to be CAUTIOUS!

The Panamaxes BPI lost a point and now reads 1,587 points…

Stagnation for the Supras’ BSI still at 1,035 points following an upwards contained though rally!

Minus two points for the Handies’ BHSI now at 551…

Mixed feelings for the Wets; the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 759  – plus 4 and 503  – minus 5 points respectively!

The WTI went over and above the US$ 70 at US$70.12… CAUTION!

The Geopolitics are beginning to give multiple quakes and things are getting sour. Never ever humanity was in such a mess! We have already advised you that we are in the first year of WWIII !  Everything is moving,  everything is needed (for the change), and nothing remains the same. The Ancient Greeks knew well!

All issues which we covered over the last two years are creating tsunamis so to speak:

The MIGRANTS: total mess all over Planet Ocean. Despicable behaviour by the politicians, diplomats, business hooligans and their cronies…

The Wars in Syria and Iraq as well as the entire situation in the Middle East and its wide periphery speaks alone. The major powers have their own agendas and they don’t give a damn over humane life…  Vested interests… Expect strange encounters soon from all those who suffer and move to the West – Europe in particular; their wrath will be monumental. As said in many articles and reports they shouldn’t have come over to Europe in the first place; they should have remained in the neighbouring countries with the same more or less culture and religion. Europe’s social cohesion is severely damaged and must be saved before it is too late! Any excuse bears the stigma of traitors politicians!

The Arabian Peninsula is also in a big mess…

Iran might clash with the USA; president Trump might strike…

Turkey slides to an economic mess and that will possibly affect its neighbours as you never ever know how president Erdogan might react. Meantime Turkish relationship with the West – particularly with the USA are getting messy… Putin’s Russia is doing its best to jeopardise the Turks and also create mess in the Balkans…

Next door Greece is still in a state of limbo; despite positive signs, unless the Tsipras’ SYRIZA party and its coalition with ANEL pass and implement reforms and in general look after the Greeks, the coalition will end up in tatters and harm further the Greek people with incalculable repercussions not only for the Balkans, SE Europe and East Med, but beyond affecting Europe in its entirety. In the meantime the death toll from the wildfires in Attica has risen to 92, 74 of which have been identified and 14 are officially missing. The mayor of Rafina, the little town which was badly hit, talks about a cover-up by the government …  A shameful period for Greece and we insist that as a first step all 300 MPs resign. Given the economic state of affairs that these MPs have created in degrading Greece as well as their predecessors from 1974 onward, this is the best time, the most ideal time and hand over the governance to an Aristos team that we have proposed all along! End of the story.-

We will revert soon with an article on Blaze and Blame; watch this space… as the Wildfires might even floor down the government…

The Balkans are shaking… Caution…

Europe too is in a mess; in Germany Mrs. Markel’s party and coalition partners are in a low rating position…

France too in a mess, Italy follows suite; don’t ask for the Iberic peninsula.

BREXIT faces twists and turns; unless the entire process is over it is not over!

Sweden faced with high temps and wildfires…

The USA faces too many issues following president Trump’s style of governance; he might even go further and shut down government … You never ever know. He is also ready to meet Iran’s president Rouhani!

Wildfires in California bring in havoc! Terrible situation with thousands being evacuated… Another inferno…

Messy issues in Japan too with temperatures even up to 41.5C !!! nearly 100 dead!

Wonder how North Korea is progressing with its nuclear dismantling …

China is also raising the stakes with the USA’s tariffs… The Belt and Road Initiative might create friction all over…

Nearby in Singapore contaminated bunker fuel was sold… Did I hear you say sludging…?  Opsssss! Look forward to an official response/ news on the issue.

The most important issue in Geopolitics affecting shipping too, is how we can save the WTO and its functioning…

Have a nice evening and continue to be on guard from issues emanating from Pirates, Terrorists and Criminals of any king wherever you are on Planet Ocean…

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