Baltic Dry Index Dropping 4%, Posting Longest Consecutive Loss In 6 Years, Refutes Australian Optimism

The biggest reason for the runup in the JPYAUD and its immediate secondary carry derivative, the stock market, was the earlier announcement out of the RBA claiming all is clear, there is no bubble in China, there is no bubble in OZ real estate, and all the other usual talking points one would expect out of a central bank whose future is inextricably linked to the endless commodity stocking in China. And indeed, one glance at the far more neutral indicator of the Baltic Dry index paints a far more dire picture: the BDIY plunged 4% overnight to 2,127, posting the longest consecutive decline in 6 years at 28 days. Despite the optimism from the conflicted money printers, those whose livelihood actually depends on a ceaseless influx of goods into China and broader commodity trading in general, are not nearly quite so happy, having seen a drop in their margins by almost 50% in just over a month.