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Posts Tagged ‘sovereign debt’

Stay Hedged With Precious Metals Against Geopolitical Tensions and Monetary Policies

April 8th, 2014

gold and silver: It has been slightly more than two weeks since the price of gold soared to over $1380 an ounce on due to tensions between the US, Europe and Russia over Crimea. As to be expected the event did not escalate into a major global war Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV

MF Global: Beta Test For Bank Holiday & Martial Law

August 14th, 2012

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: On the heals of the Department of Justice’s determination of no wrongdoing in the case of Goldman Sachs’ contribution to the kickoff of the financial meltdown in 2008, writer and researcher Susanne Posel tells the SGT Report Read more…

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Why The World Could Most Likely Experience A Long Deflationary Period (EWI, VGK, EWP, IEV, EWJ, FXE)

June 26th, 2012

EconMatters: Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP) formally became the fourth country to ask for bailout aid from the euro zone on Monday, June 25. Spain’s short-term Read more…

NYSE:EWI, NYSE:EWJ, NYSE:EWP, NYSE:FXE, NYSE:IEV, NYSE:VGK

Is This Inflation or Deflation?

May 22nd, 2012

Jeff Harding: The official “inflation” numbers came in last week and they show declining prices, something that the Fed calls “deflation”. The Fed and most policy makers will panic if deflation continues and prices steadily drop. It’s a tricky thing to evaluate Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV

Is Greece Fixed, Again? (EFA, VGK, GREK, IEV, VWO)

February 19th, 2012

David Gillie:  Greece survives from media headline to media headline like a fading Hollywood starlet’s career. I quit doing the math when the “pledged” bailouts exceeded their total debt several times over. Read more…

NYSE:EFA, NYSE:GREK, NYSE:IEV, NYSE:VGK

Eurozone: Nice Rally, But Risk Still Palpable On Greek Death Spiral (EWG, VGK, UUP, FXE, GREK, EUFN)

February 12th, 2012

Jack Crooks:  If you are wondering why the euro (NYSEArca:FXE) rallied sharply over the last couple of weeks, hitting a two-month high against the dollar (NYSEArca:UUP) on Thursday, the answer is that Read more…

NASDAQ:EUFN, NYSE:EWG, NYSE:FXE, NYSE:GREK, NYSE:VGK

Why Greece’s Fate Is So Important (GREK, EWQ, EWG, EUFN, VGK)

February 11th, 2012

Jeff Harding: We need to follow Greece because their default and withdrawal from the eurozone (NYSEArca:VGK) would set off major consequences to the European Monetary Union, and thus the EU, Read more…

NASDAQ:EUFN, NYSE:EWG, NYSE:EWQ, NYSE:GREK, NYSE:VGK

Peter Schiff’s Critical Advice To Retirees (UUP, UDN, GLD, SLV, FXF, FXC, FXA)

February 9th, 2012

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul:  Speaking with Yahoo Breakout, Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff chastised the Federal Reserve for maintaining ultra-low interest rates at the expense of retirees. Read more…

NYSE:FXA, NYSE:FXC, NYSE:FXF, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:UDN, NYSE:UUP

Debt Crisis 2012: Forget Europe, Check Out Japan (EWJ, VWO, EEM, EDZ, EDC)

December 27th, 2011

Dian L. Chu: The recent massive demand for ECB’s LTRO (Long Term Refinancing Operation)–nearly 490 billion euro in three-year 1% loans from 523 banks–only confirmed the suspicion of some market participants that European banks are having financing issues, and that the LTRO is unlikely to flow Read more…

NYSE:EDC, NYSE:EDZ, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EWJ, NYSE:VWO

Cash Is King, The Gold Trend Is Broken (GLD, UUP, IAU, GG, ABX, AUY)

December 16th, 2011

Richard Rittorno: Traders are scratching their heads at gold’s (NYSEARCA:GLD) decline in the face of European leaders’ failure to address the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis, but the selloff has now shaved some $150 off the precious metal’s price. Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU, NYSE:UUP

Brian Ostroff: Junior Gold Equities Worthy Of Praise (GLD, SLV, AGQ, GDX, GDXJ, GG, ABX, IAG, AEM, MOS)

November 30th, 2011

Brian Sylvester: As the market sloshes around, gold is searching for its identity. It has played currency hedge and equity adeptly at different times this year. While other investors wade through the confusion, Brian Ostroff, managing director of Montreal-based Windermere Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV

iShares MSCI Brazil ETF: Brazil Local-Currency Outlook Raised To Positive By S&P

August 26th, 2011

Larry Levinson:  Brazil’s local-currency rating was raised to “positive” from “stable” by Standard & Poor’s Corp. as the rating company changed its method for calculating the risks of default. Read more…

NYSE:EWZ

20 Warning Signs Of A Global Doomsday (TZA, SDS, FAZ, VXX, TNA, FAS, GLD, SLV, TLT, TBT)

July 6th, 2011

Dian L. Chu:  Worries of a Lehman-like financial crisis spreading through Europe and the world has made Greece talk of the market lately. Not to let Greece dominate the spotlight, the U.S. debt ceiling debate is also getting to be as traumatic since a failure to raise the debt ceiling could mean imminent Read more…

NYSE:FAZ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:TZA, NYSE:VXX

S&P’s Ratings Services Has Lowered Its Fund Credit Quality Rating On The Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF

March 18th, 2010

“If you think that the credit issue and risk in sovereign debt is going away any time soon, you better think again.  A small under-covered downgrade today is something which should be reviewed by Read more…

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