Posts Tagged ‘Geopolitics’

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics

Stranded BDI@1,576… Mixed Wets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed earlier on today 11 points up since yesterday at 1,576 which is though minus three points down since last week’s 1,579 points! Mixed Wets with the Dirties improving… Geopolitics a liability for all in a bankrupt Planet Ocean – most issues which...
October 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…

Volatile Capes raise the BDI@1,565…
John Faraclas With 11 plus points, thanks to the volatility of the Capes – down 58 yesterday and plus 70 today,  the BDI …floats “safely”… Geopolitics messy as ever… John Faraclas’ daily Markets and Geopolitics briefing: The Capes’ BCI  with its 70 points plus now reads 2,176 points… Minus...
October 18th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Legal, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…

Falling BDI@1,554 creates uneasiness; wets upwards and stable…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 24 points earlier on today raising eyebrows. Geopolitics continue to be dodgy… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI fall of 58 points brought the respective index down at 2,106 points; once again: CAUTION! The  Panamaxes’ BPI managed to...
October 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Markets, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI still “stranded”

The BDI still “stranded”
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) although was up five points standing at 1,584 points in reality same is stranded! Geopolitics and in particular the Trade Wars and Bankruptcy will turn things sour. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI gained 20 points and now reads 2,189; the only...
October 15th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Regulatory, Reports, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…

Gains for the BDI and the Wets amid mini financial hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with 64 points plus since yesterday at 1,579 and 43 since last week’s 1,536 points… The Geopolitics and in particular the financial situation on Planet Ocean remains enigmatic. John Faraclas’ brief daily and weekly recap: A good triple rise...
October 12th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Markets dive but Shipping Markets resurface…

Markets dive but Shipping Markets resurface…
John Faraclas Despite the fact that the World Stock Markets dive the odd happened and the Shipping Markets are all in black. Geopolitics though in …red. John Faraclas’ brief market recap: The BDI@1,515 +22 points; pinch me… The Capes’ BCI  up 56 at 2,005 surpassing the 2,000 point threshold… The...
October 11th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?

Falling BDI@1,503 a concern?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 27 points since yesterday and if same goes below the 1,500 point-threshold it will be an issue. Geopolitics equalise the theatre of the absurd! John Faraclas’ brief report: The Capes did it again; falling 81 points and going well below the 2,000 points...
October 9th, 2018 | Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,536: you cannot fight against the future*

The BDI@1,536: you cannot fight against the future*
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) ended the week with minus 18 points, another double digit loss following yesterday’s minus 20 points… It was down four points since last Friday the 28th of September when the BDI stood at 1,540… A bit of odd figures as you will read herebelow; they don’t...
October 5th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…

Falling BDI@1,554 “thanks” to the Capes’ volatility…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) fell earlier on today 20 points; it was an expected result following yestedays perplexed figures… the Geopolitical and mainly economic chaos and environmental “concerns” all over Planet Ocean will affect everything. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The...
October 4th, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, European Union, Events, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga

Capes’ contained rise and perplexed figures rule the day… plus the 2020 saga
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points and now stands at 1,574; Geopolitics in total mess and the Environment another issue to be appropriately tackled… John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes’ BCI was up 51 points and now stands at 2,199… Are the capes sustainable or just...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, Bunkering, Chartering, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Intercargo, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Capes’ volatility might shake the Markets…

Capes’ volatility might shake the Markets…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 15 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,570; the Geopolitics are turning sour! Ultra-CAUTION should be observed. John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes increased its fortunes by another 87 points and now the BCI reads 2,148 points… On...
October 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Environment, Finance, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Dry, Wet and Geopolitics hiccups…

Dry, Wet and Geopolitics hiccups…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) was up 15 points standing at 1,555 thanks to the Capes; Geopolitics deteriorate dangerously… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: Here we go again with all the Dry Indices either falling or with minimal positive changes; the Capes’ BCI though was up 61 points...
October 1st, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Overcoming fragmenting geopolitics, OMFIF at the IMF

Overcoming fragmenting geopolitics, OMFIF at the IMF
.. Commentary: Overcoming fragmenting geopolitics By Mark Sobel in Washington The IMF’s expert staff, surveillance and technical assistance are important public goods, as is its machinery for international financial co-operation. Financial crises will remain endemic. In those moments, even the...
September 28th, 2018 | Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?

The BDI@1,524 …hooray hooray?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) clinched 21 points earlier on today greatly assisting the mood for the World Maritime Day! Geopolitics in perplexed jeopardy; ultra-caution should be observed. John Faraclas daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI managed a good 39 points plus and now stands at 1,949...
September 27th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, IMO, Markets, News, Organisations, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…

Despite the global financial turmoil the BDI’s renowned volatility is here to stay…
John Faraclas The BDI was up 53 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,503 points surpassing the crucial but also psychological threshold of 1,500. The Geopolitical turmoil coupled with the Trade War, Sanctions, Tariffs will soon become a catalyst and the shit will hit the fan… John Faraclas’...
September 26th, 2018 | Comment, European Union, IMO, Insight, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

Contained rise for the BDI@1,450…

Contained rise for the BDI@1,450…
John Faraclas The BDI’s rise earlier on today was more or less …trimmed with a 16 points plus whilst at the UN things were heating up… John Faraclas’ brief report: All indices were on the plus but with minimal or no change… The Capes’ BCI  rose just four points to 1,868… The Panamaxes...
September 25th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The BDI@1,434 …do you have a moonraker…

The BDI@1,434 …do you have a moonraker…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 21 points earlier on today and at 1,434 we must admit this is a good restart and hope same lasts for the benefit of all as otherwise with the messy Geopolitics things will continue to be uncertain and sour. John Faraclas’ daily market and Geopolitics...
September 24th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…

Dry and Wet Markets “swing” back to black, but…
John Faraclas The BDI gained 17 points earlier on today and now reads 1,413; on a weekly basis same was up 47 points (from 1,366) thanks mainly  to the Supras and Handies which “kept” the pace up… Geopolitics are marred with all the issues we have extensively covered all these last six  years....
September 21st, 2018 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Religion, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Capes fall further with …“rich” pickings for BDI; CAUTION!

Capes fall further with …“rich” pickings for BDI; CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI gained 23 points and now stands at 1,396 trying to go over and above the 1,400 point threshold. Geopolitics full of sins govern the day yet again. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capes lost another 27 points and the BCI now stands 1,838 points; ultra-caution should be observed...
September 20th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers | Read More

Is there hope for the BDI?

Is there hope for the BDI?
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 17 points earlier on today and now at 1,373 – as on the 20 June, takes a deep breath… Geopolitics once again more than perplexed. John Faraclas daily market briefing: Difficult days lie ahead for all sectors in the markets as nothing much has happened...
September 19th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Measuring geopolitics’ impact on markets, Africa connected

Measuring geopolitics’ impact on markets, Africa connected
… Commentary: Measuring geopolitics’ impact on markets By Elliot Hentov, Alexander Petrov and Fabrizio Zumbo In Alexandre Dumas’s 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo, news of an impending revolution in Spain creates financial panic among French investors. Some sell Spanish bonds at...
September 19th, 2018 | Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The harsh reality: the BDI@1,357…

The harsh reality: the BDI@1,357…
John Faraclas The BDI lost just nine points since Friday the 14th of September,  “thanks” to the …”rebound” by the Supras and the Handies; Geopolitics more than crucially perplexed. John Faraclas’ brief recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points and enters another dangerous...
September 17th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets | Read More

The BDI@1,366; don’t call my bluff…

The BDI@1,366; don’t call my bluff…
John Faraclas Asymmetrical but expected figures govern the Markets and Geopolitics; we have been warning you with CAUTION in capital letters for both for a long time. John Faraclas daily and weekly recap: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 16 points earlier on today and now reads 1,366   points. On a...
September 14th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

The BDI bottoms-out…?

The BDI bottoms-out…?
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI went bellow the 1,400 points  mark at 1,382 which is minus 29 points and CAUTION is the best tactic to avoid messy situations. Geopolitics still an upheaval for all. John Faraclas’ brief report: The Capes’ BCI  stood at  1,980   – down...
September 13th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,411 amid continuing Global Chaos

The BDI@1,411 amid continuing Global Chaos
John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77 The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another 28 points with Capes leading the fall with another triple-digit figure… John Faraclas’ brief daily market and Geopolitics recap: The Capes’ BCI stood at 2,074 -117 points and approaches the dangerous 2,000 threshold…...
September 12th, 2018 | Markets, Military, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More