Drybulk Index is a leading Indicator not Jobs Data (Lagging indicator)
The drybulk index has turned up after testing March 2009 lows. If this upward trend continues then that will be your proof that the economic uptrend will continue into 2010.
The BDI is a great indicator for the demand of Dry Bulk goods. (Coal, copper, lead, silver etc.)
Increase in BDI equals increase in global economic activity.
01 October 2009
Baltic Dry Index (BDI) +64 2284