Two very interesting charts reflecting upon the same macroeconomic reality: world trade is slowing down. Big time…
First, IMF revisions of the global trade growth rates forecasts for 2015 - now at their lowest in 12 months (chart courtesy of the @zerohedge):
And next, Baltic Dry Index series printing 753,000 currently, a level consistent with depths of 2009 crisis and 2012-2013 slump (chart courtesy of @Schuldensuehner) :
All in, the above highlights the powerless nature of large scale advanced economies' QE measures when it comes to reigniting global demand.