The Economic Depression In Greece Deepens As Tsipras Prepares To Deliver ‘The Great No’ [Global X Funds]

greeceAs Greece plunges even deeper into economic chaos, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says that his government is prepared to respond to the demands of the EU and the IMF with “the great no” and that his party will accept responsibility for whatever consequences follow.
NYSE:GREK June 18, 2015 3:01pm

Is The 505 Trillion Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Bubble In Imminent Jeopardy?

dollar money bubbleAll over the planet, large banks are massively overexposed to derivatives contracts.  Interest rate derivatives account for the biggest chunk of these derivatives contracts. 
NYSE:GLD May 26, 2015 11:52am

Grexit: Remaining In The Eurozone Is No Longer ‘The Base Case’ For Greece

greeceAccording to the Wall Street Journal, Greece staying in the eurozone is no longer “the base case” for European officials, and one even told the Journal that “literally nothing has been achieved” in negotiations
NYSE:EUO April 21, 2015 9:18pm

Guess What Happened The Last Time Bond Yields Crashed Like This? [iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF)]

yieldIf a major financial crisis was approaching, we would expect to see the “smart money” getting out of stocks and pouring into government bonds that are traditionally considered to be “safe” during a crisis. 

Russian Central Bank Intervention Is Losing Its Mojo, Bond Yields Crash Over 12%

russiaTyler Durden:  The Bank of Russia this week made its heaviest currency intervention in more than a month, according to WSJ, to try to stem the escalating trend of Ruble collapse, but it's not working.
NYSE:RSX December 5, 2014 11:46am

Is The Economy Really Recovering?

economyThe mainstream media is heralding the recent employment numbers as evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily recovering.  But is that really true?  The number of jobs created in June was just a little bit more than what is required to keep
NYSE:DIA July 9, 2013 3:17pm

Unprecedented Carnage Happening In The Bond Market?

market bondsWhat does it look like when a 30 year bull market ends abruptly?  What happens when bond yields start doing things that they haven't done in 50 years?  If your answer to those questions involves the word "slaughter", you are probably on the right track. 
NYSE:DIA June 26, 2013 12:52pm

The 441 TRILLION Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Time Bomb

ratesDo you want to know the primary reason why rapidly rising interest rates could take down the entire global financial system?  Most people might think that it would be because the U.S. government would have to pay much more interest on the national debt.
NYSE:DIA June 25, 2013 10:32am

Profiting From Japan’s Soaring Bond Yields With This ETF

japanese GDP growthMike Burnick: As investors we’ve grown accustomed to European financial crises triggering volatility in our markets. But the epicenter for last week’s volatility came from across the Pacific instead.
NYSE:EWJ May 30, 2013 3:03pm

Will Italy Be The Spark That Sets Off Financial Armageddon In Europe?

europeMichael Snyder: Is the financial collapse of Italy going to be the final blow that breaks the back of Europe financially?  Most people don't realize this, but Italy is actually the third largest debtor in the entire world after the United States and Japan.  Italy currently has a debt to GDP ratio
NYSE:EWG February 26, 2013 6:02pm

S&P 500 Index: Is There Any Hope For Stock Bears?

market correction bearChris Ciovacco: As of the close Tuesday, the bulls remained in control, but there are reasons to pay attention this week with an open mind:
NYSE:IEF January 16, 2013 12:25pm

Open-Ended QE: A Game Changer For Stocks? (INDEXSP:.INX, SPY, IEF)

Chris Ciovacco: There is no question central banks around the globe are moving closer to more easing and more money printing, which should provide a tailwind for stocks and commodities.
NYSE:IEF August 27, 2012 10:16am

12 Signs That Spain Is Shifting Gears From Recession To Depression (EWP, XLF, VGK, EUO, EWI)

Michael Snyder: Where have we seen this before?  Bond yields soar above the 7 percent danger level.  Check.  The stock market crashes to new lows.  Check. 
NYSE:EUO July 23, 2012 9:36pm

18 Signs That The Banking Crisis In Europe Has Just Gone From Bad To Worse (EPV, UUP, VGK, EWI, FXE, EUO)

Michael Snyder: With each passing day, the banking crisis in Europe escalates.  European banks (NYSEARCA:EUFN) are having their credit ratings downgraded in waves, bond yields are soaring and billions of euros are being pulled out of banks all across the eurozone. 
NYSE:EPV May 18, 2012 10:29am

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