David Zeiler: How many times have we been told the Eurozone debt crisis is resolved, only to have it turn up again like a bad penny? Last year's string of good news/ bad news on the Eurozone debt crisis had the markets going up and down like a yo-yo until the routine grew so tiresome that most people stopped
Martin D. Weiss: I return from a wonderful vacation — beardless, tan, and rested … but also very wary of the unfolding events: Just when everyone thought the debt crisis was over … giant deficits didn’t matter … and the global economy was on the mend … We have witnessed a sudden shift in global events … and
Eric Dutram: As 2012 has progressed, investors have been broadly spared from the turmoil in many European markets. The PIIGS have managed to keep their crises in check and stock markets have largely gained on the lack of negative news, putting last year’s slump firmly in the rear view mirror.
Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul: On Friday, it’s now official: Greece defaults. Zerohedge called the event: The biggest debt writedown in human history. Strangely, or not, there was no press conference by the ECB, no bold-letter headlines about the event. Nothing. There was nothing but an