Archive for the ‘Statistics’ Category

The BDI@ 1,273… Geopolitics going bung…

The BDI@ 1,273… Geopolitics going bung…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell 32 points since yesterday and 199 since the 11 of May. CAUTION.  John Faraclas’ market briefing: The Capes lost 53 points with the BCI now at 2,053 – might go even below the 2,000 point threshold. On a weekly basis the loss was even worse: 577 points! The...
May 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Oil Industry, P and I Clubs, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 18, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 18, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries remained under pressure in early European trade on Friday with the 10-yr paper rising c. 13bps in yield terms so far this week mainly on the back of higher oil prices and mounting optimism over the US growth prospects....
May 18th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships sells post-panamax contship “Hamburg”

Diana Containerships sells post-panamax contship “Hamburg”
.. DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. ANNOUNCES the sale of A post-panamax container VESSEL, the m/v hamburg ATHENS, GREECE, May 17, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that it has signed,...
May 17th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Container shipping, Sales and Purchases, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 17, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 17, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Political developments in Italy continue to lure market attention as the expected formation of a coalition government between the 5-Star Movement and the League has raised concerns about potentially negative consequences in terms of...
May 17th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?

Diving BDI or another “correction”… wonder?
John Faraclas The BDI had one of its most unexpected falls since the beginning of the year; at minus 65 points it now stands at 1,403 and about to go even below, given the Capes triple digit collapse… Geopolitics take a dive too… John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes lost 195 point and...
May 16th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 16, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Mirroring the negative performance of Wall Street overnight, the majority of Asian equity indices traded in the red on Wednesday following renewed uncertainty about the US-North Korean summit next month as North Korea called off talks...
May 16th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 15, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 15, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Brent crude price hit a fresh 3-½ year peak of $78.70/br earlier today after OPEC’s latest report suggested that the global oil glut has been virtually eliminated. US Treasuries and German Bunds were under pressure while higher UST...
May 15th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…

And then come the …Capes, yet “again”…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today up, yes up 19 points at 1,472, thanks – once again, to the predictably unpredictable and volatile Capes. It was also up 92 points since the 4th of May (from 1,384). The Geopolitics, as we have warned you, get worse at a faster pace...
May 11th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 11, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 11, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries retained a positive tone in European trade favored by weaker-than-expected core US inflation data, which supported the view that inflation is increasing but not so rapidly that the Fed would have to pursue a more aggressive...
May 11th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Insight, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…

The Fall of Constantinople …err of the BDI@1,453…
John Faraclas Coincidences have a significance, never ever forget this! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell for the first time since the 2nd of May; a dozen points after all …are 12 points… The volatile and predictably unpredictable Capes did it again. Amid a turbulent  Planet Ocean, the shipping...
May 10th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Reports, Sanctions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 10, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 10, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Global equity markets traded in the black on Thursday with energy shares registering the highest gains, as crude oil prices continued to trend higher following US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from...
May 10th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…

Capes and oil rise but Peace is losing the chance…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,465 points… The Geopolitics lost the momentum and we warn you of sudden developments; John Faraclas’ brief mid-week recap: The Capes continued to “advance”...
May 9th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Diana Containerships reports financial results for the Q1 2018

Diana Containerships  reports financial results for the Q1 2018
.. Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018 ATHENS, GREECE, May 9, 2018 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $3.9...
May 9th, 2018 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, Container shipping, News, Shipmanagement, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 09, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, May 09, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US President Donald Trump announced in a televised speech late yesterday his decision to withdraw the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (aka Iran nuclear deal) that was agreed in July 2015, calling it a “decaying and...
May 9th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)

Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)
Global Economic & Market Outlook – Focus Notes (Tuesday, May 08, 2018) Greece: January – March 2018 State Budget Execution, General Government Budget Arrears & 2017 Primary Balance According to the final State Budget Execution data for January – March 2018, the overall fiscal balance...
May 8th, 2018 | Markets, Statistics | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD retained a firm tone in European trade on Tuesday supported by market optimism over a US Q2 GDP growth rebound following a recent string of positive data pertaining to Q2. Meanwhile, core government bonds were little changed...
May 8th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 07, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, May 07, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US total non-farm payrolls rose by a lower than expected 164k in April and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, the lowest since December 2000. However, average hourly earnings rose by just 0.1%mom leaving the annual rate unchanged at...
May 7th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 4, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, May 4, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: With the May FOMC policy meeting out of the way, focus today is on the US labor market report for the month of April. Awaiting the report, the USD retained a firm tone across the board while core bond markets retained a positive tone...
May 4th, 2018 | Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Shipping Market: a technical analysis

Shipping Market: a technical analysis
Constandinos Karikoglou In Wall street, traders will fight daily for new information to trade on. The traders who trade first on the new information are expected to make more on the long run, closing their positions happily, only little after the big crowds follow in to buy the stock. Information is...
May 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 3, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, May 3, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the Fed left unchanged the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.50-1.75% at this week’s two-day monetary policy meeting that concluded late yesterday. Tweaks to policy-relevant references...
May 3rd, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Capers “distorting” the Markets…

Capers “distorting” the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today at 1,346 points – up 19 since yesterday, thanks to the Capers’ “monologue”… Geopolitics become crucial once again- don’t be naive as the quiet/downgraded so to speak news are just dust; the harsh reality is that we are at...
May 2nd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Insight, Military, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI down@1,341; “thanks” to the Capers…

The BDI down@1,341; “thanks” to the Capers…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) continued its fall. Today 20 points were lost as the volatility of the Capers …pays-off. Geopolitics still dangerous and enigmatic. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers BCI lost 78 points earlier on today and now reads 2,173 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI clinched...
April 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 30, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, April 30, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: According to the advance estimate, US Q1 2018 GDP slowed to 2.1%qoq saar compared to 2.9% in Q4 2017, albeit higher than 2.0% expected. Looking ahead, the soft patch in Q1 is likely to prove transitory as business investment growth...
April 30th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,361; what’s next..?

The BDI@1,361; what’s next..?
John Faraclas The BDI ended the day with minus 14 points; on a weekly basis it was an 80 points plus (from 1,281 on 20/4)… The Capers just returned where they were; that’s all about the Capers’ surge. Geopolitics are preparing us for stage three, that is to say survival as the storm approaches....
April 27th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 27, 2018)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, April 27, 2018)
HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In line with market expectations, the ECB retained its monetary policy stance and kept unchanged the forward guidance on interest rates, QE and reinvestment at yesterday’s meeting. In the press conference, President Mario Draghi acknowledged...
April 27th, 2018 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Shipfinance, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More