The Baltic Dry Index and the information value of markets

I have some questions about on the Baltic Dry Index (a rough guide to the price of moving dry goods by sea – more detail available here):

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  • I wonder if there’s a way to test this hypothesis that the letter of credit market is causing the BDI to tank. Or to separate the impact of the l/c market from more conventional belt tightening by businesses. Perhaps air / train / truck freight volumes?

  • Must admit I wasn’t aware of it until naked capitalism started showing graphs of it.

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