Category Archives: PIIGS

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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‘Toon of the Day: Euro 2012

Could it encapsulate the Euorzone crisis any better? Hat tip Walter “The Grinder” Norosky from Poland. (click here if cartoon is not observable)

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Stratfor: Effectiveness of Austerity in Europe (Portfolio)

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Spain’s fight to save regions

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New Greek Prime Minister Pleads For National Unity

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More Pain in Spain

Though yields dropped about 20 bps today,  the pain continues.   Big move in the German 10-year bund since June 1st –  1.17 to 1.51 percent! (click here if video is not observable)

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Greece Is Not The Word

Check out today’s action  in European sovereign credit and bank equities after the the better than expected results from the Greek election.   Spain and Italy blowing out and Euro bank stocks clearly demonstrates the market is beyond Greece and looking … Continue reading

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Images from Greece’s crucial election – Reuters

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Samaras Wins Greek Election

As we expected the Greeks rejected the Armageddon they so feared.  Now for the hard part.   Structural problems remain. Markets like it and many caught offside.    Is that a inverted head and shoulder pattern in the S&P500? (click here if … Continue reading

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Statfor: George Friedman on Europe’s New Reality

We are realizing the interests of Greece, the interest of Spain, the interest of Germany are not quite aligned… Can Europe escape its own history? (click here if video is not observable)

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