Since the early summer, I’ve been following the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) closely. Tracking twenty three of the world’s busiest shipping routes, the BDI is one of the purest indicators of genuine economic activity out there. It has acted as a superb leading indicator for the general mining sector over the years and I’ve been watching for any sign of a turnaround, as a precursor for getting back into these battered stocks. My original target was for the BDI to regain and hold 1,500, the minimum level I associate with genuine global growth.
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