Baltic Dry Plunges Back Below $1000 - Lowest December Since 2008

Just a few short months ago, investors were "buy buy buy"-ing the fact that The Baltic Dry Index had resurged off multi-year lows 'proving' China's renaissance and that world economic growth will re-approach Nirvana. Simply put, with collapsing commodity prices (iron ore for instance) and massive fleets of credit-driven mal-investment-based vessels, it should surprise no one that the shipping index just plunged back below 1000, now at its lowest for this time of year since 2008. Furthermore, the seasonal bounce always seen in Q3 was among the weakest ever. But apart from that, buy stocks...

 

Nothing like the normal seasonal bounce in Baltic Dry this year...

 

leaving it at the lowest for December since 2008...

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Quite a recovery...

Charts: Bloomberg