Reposted with the permission of Tainted Alpha.
(For The Week Ending April 20, 2012)
Baltic dry index rose 9.8% last week; Capesize Index was down 2.5%; Panamax Index rose 28.4%; Supramax Index was up 9.0%; Handysize Index rose 4.1%.
The balance between QE and Treasury supply will begin to shift in July. The underlying bid it has provided for stocks and Treasuries will begin to fade.
This report tells why, and what to look for in the data and the markets. GO TO THE POST
Iron ore inventory at Chinese ports fell in the recent weeks; price pretty much unchanged. Steel stockpiles fell from all time-high, but remained at elevated levels while price remained flat. Thermal coal inventory fell further, price moved a bit higher lower.
I didn’t post for a while, but nothing material happened in the shipping markets during that time.