Tag Archives: Merkel

Quote of the Day: Dissing the European Vote

You think this is why markets have bounced and are so sanguine about the European elections?  We’re not so sure the European street can be dismissed that easily. “In 1981, François Mitterrand had one-and-a-half years to correct his Socialist course. … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Threats to Europe’s Austerity Coalition

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Berlin and Paris frustrated as Greeks delay bailout talks

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China to Europe’s Rescue?

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EU treaties set to change

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Monti, Merkel and Sarkozy to hold mini summit

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World’s Highest Paid Political Leaders

Here’s some interesting data coming to us from Investopedia.com.  Now you can understand the frustration of Frau Merkel as she bails out countries’ with leaders making a higher salary than hers! Top 10 Political Leader’s Salary by Country (2010): 1. … Continue reading

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Merkozy: All the right words, no concrete action…

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Merkel Fading

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The Current State of the Market in a Sea of Volatility

The picture below really captures the volatility of the current market and how traders must remain detached like the Coast Guard cutter closely monitoring how the ship (market) is listing.  When too many are standing on one side of the … Continue reading

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