Baltic Dry Plunges 4.5%, At Lowest Level Since 2009

When we noted last night that there was a Baltic fat finger index, we thought we were joking. Appears not. The BDIY has plunged by 4.5% overnight from 1,773 to 1,693, easily the biggest one day drop in a long time. And, more importantly, the index has just taken out the 2010 lows hit on July 15, when the BDIY last traded at 1,700. So in a normal world, one could argue, the fact that there no demand for shipping may actually indicate something. However, in this bizarro "5 year plan" politburo reality, this will likely result in futures once again surging as QE4.5 starts getting priced in.

Chart shows data as of most recent prior update.