Monthly Archives: June 2012

Collapse of Euro a “Very Likely Scenario” – Spiegel

We posted yesterday that the Germans are starting to think out loud about the breakup of the Euro.  Here’s an excerpt and chart on the economic aftermath of a Eurozone split from the Der Spiegel piece, Collapse of Currency a … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Augmented Reality

In case you missed it, Google’s project glass is very cool.   It caught our attention in this month’s  MIT Technology Review, The spectacles take the place of his desktop computer, his mobile computer, and his all-knowing digital assistant. For all … Continue reading

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Greece Creates 70K Government Jobs While Promising Cuts

How will Greece’s official creditors react? (click here if video is not observable)

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Just Another Panic Monday in Euroland

Last week’s rally in Euroland was short lived with today’s big sell-off (see charts below).  The political tensions are coming to the surface and markets don’t like want they see and don’t see a positive outcome. As the Germans think … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: Chairman Gary Gensler, CFTC

Charlie interviews Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.   They discuss a wide range of issues, including risk in financial institutions, swaps and derivatives,  and the challenge to the financial sector of a potential Grexit.  The interview … Continue reading

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Week in Review

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Spanish Banks: 1.3 Million Homes For Sale

Sound familiar? (click here if video is not observable)

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Global Trend Indicators

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The Eurozone Fix-It Menu

Great little “cheat sheet” from SocGen via FT Alphaville of what the EU can do to resolve its debt and banking crisis.  But remember before getting all lathered up,  “it’s the politics, [stupid]!” (click here if table is not observable)

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RT CrossTalk: Euro-Lehmans

19 emergency meetings since the beginning of the crisis… What’s next for the eurozone? Will there be enough money to bail out Italy and Spain? How will the recent Greek elections echo in Brussels? CrossTalking with Augusto Lopez-Claros, Tom Conroy … Continue reading

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