Posts Tagged ‘europe’

Eurozone Crisis: 26 TRILLION In Currency Derivatives At Risk

February 12th, 2015

europeThis is the month when the future of the eurozone will be decided.  This week, Greek leaders will meet with European officials to discuss what comes next for Greece.  The new prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, has already stated that he will not accept Read more…


Greece’s Exit Raising Concerns For Eurozone Economy

February 11th, 2015

europeGeorge Leong: There is yet another Greek tragedy playing out across the Atlantic, where legendary poets, mathematicians, scientists, and thinkers once roamed. Fast-forward several thousand years and the country once known for its proud history Read more…


Alan Greenspan: Greece Exit Only A “Matter of Time”

February 10th, 2015

alan greenspanChris Puplava: Greece is beginning to dominate global news once again as the newly elected party, Syriza, is trying to renegotiate the country’s debt with its creditors, mainly the ECB. Both sides appear to be playing chicken which is creating uncertainty Read more…


Greek ETF Faces Volatility On ECB Move

February 9th, 2015

greeceAfter last month’s political instability, Greece received yet another blow from the European Central Bank (ECB). The ECB on Wednesday announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for regular central bank loans Read more…


Across The Atlantic, Yellen Hasn’t Learned From History

February 2nd, 2015

europePeter Krauth: Last week, the European Central Bank’s turn finally came to announce large-scale quantitative easing. Read more…


Will Greece Defy The European Union and Turn Towards Russia?

February 2nd, 2015

greeceThe Silver Bug: Greece’s newly elected Syriza party has already begun to make waves in the European Union. Read more…


Why European Euphoria Isn’t Likely To Last

January 30th, 2015

europeThe ECB took definitive action against deflation fears with a broad asset purchase program that impressed the markets. Here is a quick analysis of its impact on stocks and bonds beyond the short term. Read more…


The Next Act In The Greek Drama

January 29th, 2015

greeceThe outcome of Greece’s election suggests a prolonged period of heightened tensions and difficult negotiations with the troika. Compromises are possible, but reform efforts could fall by the wayside. Read more…


Central Banks and Economic Reports Keep Bull Market Alive

January 26th, 2015

bearbullSy Harding: At the age of 72 months, the U.S. bull market may be long in the tooth. Stocks may be significantly over-priced based on the CAPE-10 P/E ratio, and Warren Buffett’s favorite measurement, the ratio of market capitalization Read more…


ETFs To Buy On The ECB’s Money Printing Program

January 26th, 2015

europeGeorge Leong:  The money printing presses may be dry in the U.S., but they are just being inked up across the Atlantic in the eurozone, where they’re beginning to print easy money in the form of euros. While there are both pros and cons to this move, Read more…


Radical Leftists Win Election In Greece; Future Of Eurozone In Serious Jeopardy

January 25th, 2015

europeanRadical leftists have been catapulted to power in Greece, and that means that the European financial crisis has just entered a dangerous new phase.  Syriza, which is actually an acronym for “Coalition of the Radical Left” in Greek, Read more…


The Beginning Of The End For The Euro

January 22nd, 2015

europeThe long-anticipated collapse of the euro is here. When European Central Bank president Mario Draghi unveiled an open-ended quantitative easing program worth at least 60 billion euros a month on Thursday, stocks soared Read more…


In A World of Cheap Oil, Europe Looks Good

January 22nd, 2015

europeMartin Hutchinson: The halving in oil prices is the biggest economic change we have seen since the 2008 financial crash. There are winners and losers everywhere from it, but there’s one standout winner: the European Union, which produces only 12% of the oil it consumes. Read more…


Mario Draghi Unveils €60 Billion Per Month QE Through September 2016

January 22nd, 2015

europeTyler Durden:  From “whatever it takes” to OMT to “discussing” bond purchases, with European interest rates at record (incomprehensible) lows (apart from Greece) and EURUSD at 11-year lows (down 25 handles in the last 8 months), Mario Draghi Read more…


Best Way To Play The Big Central Bank Meetings

January 21st, 2015

europeJim Bach: The world will be awash in central bank meetings this week. Global authorities on monetary policy are gearing up for what promises to be a crucial moment in central banking history. Read more…


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