The BDI struggles…

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John Faraclas

The BDI struggles…

The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) struggles to maintain a momentum as all indices are in red with the exemption of the BCI – Capes’ volatile behaviour. Geopolitics couldn’t be worse. John Faraclas’ daily brief:

The BDI gained two points although in our view same should have been down; it now stands at 1,803 points.

The Capes’ BCI was the only size to gain; with 43 points plus managed to remain above the 3,000 points…

The Panamaxes’ BPI was down 49 points at 1,647…

The Supras’ BSI was down eight at 1,179 points…

The Handies BHSI lost five and now reads 626 points.

Tough times for the dry market; be on guard…

The Wets too continued on a falling mode; the last published BDTI (Dirties) and BCTI (Cleans) stood at 1,144 – minus 41 and 733 – minus nine points respectively… Watch this space!

The WTI ended at US$ 55.81 which is 85 cents down since last Friday the 25th of October. It’s all fin when it falls!

The Geopolitical situation remains perplexed.

The MIGRANTS rule World so to speak! An issue which much be solved so that THERE IS A CHANCE THAT POLITICIANS AND THEIR CRONIES SAVE FACE…!!

ISIS’s head is finito following an American lead operation similar to that for Al Qaeda’s master a few years ago…; let’s see what happens now… we are concerned also for the fact that a few hundred of ISIS terrorists went Scot-free from jail simultaneously with the Turkish invasion at the Syrian border – a pathetic outcome as a result of Turkish president Erdogan’s expansionist plans… CAUTION!

Turkey continued to pester and violate Greece and Cyprus airspace as well as territorial waters even today being one of Greece’s National Days, the 28th of October 1940 when Greece resisted the ultimatum by Italy’s Mussolini and defended its territory and the free world prompting Sir Winston Churchill to say that the heroes fight as the Greeks do, despite the Papoulias – Yilmaz Moratorium that on religious, national and other anniversaries there should be a halt of violations. Shame for the Turks and their armed forces. They are looking not only for trouble but to spoil Peace in the entire region, a 1,500 miles around Turkey. They are responsible too!!! NATO and the EU are also responsible for these Turkish actions; no excuses can be accepted in any way from these two bodies! Both they can stop all this mess!!! They cannot understand or it seems they are doing this on purpose, but this attitude and behaviour will backfire!

The entire faulty line from Gib to Afghanistan and from the Caucuses to the Horn of Africa is on fire…

The Balkans might erupt too…

BREXIT continues to make waves; CAUTION still is recommended… let’s see what happens with the forthcoming elections!!!

In Thuringia, Germany the far right party AfD gained  23.4% against 22% for the CDU; what next for Mrs. Merkel..?

At the other side of the Atlantic president Trump accuses his opponents on the impeachment issue… Time will tell for all… Wild fires still burning in California; what a disaster in Los Angeles were new blazes hit again. Brace!

The Trade Wars continue and let’s see what will come next…

For the Shipping Industry, all eyes now are in the western hemisphere and in particular down in  Cayman Islands were the WISTA AGM and Conference begins tomorrow and ends on Friday the 1st of November.

Have a nice evening and remain on guard from actions emanating from Pirates, Terrorists, Criminals and Business Hooligans whatsoever wherever you are on Planet Ocean.

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