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Posts Tagged ‘Euro Crisis’

The Euro Crisis: Solvency of the ECB is at Stake

How the Greek crisis is a euro crisis: ECB itself now needs refinancing as losses that ECB faces from Greece alone are about €189.3bn – twice its equity capital & reserves of €98.5bn. Given the likely collapse of the Greek banking system & default on its debt, collateral held by ECB are more or less worthless. Upsetting of the Greek applecart risks destabilising the euro itself.

Netherlands, Germany Have Euro Disaster Plan - Possible Return to Guilder and Mark

A Euro without Holland and especially Germany is currently inconceivable. It is interesting to note that it is these two countries, Germany and Netherlands, whose citizens have also been at the forefront of the gold repatriation movement currently sweeping across Europe – France’s second largest party entered the fray this week.

Major Currencies and Gold - The Big Picture

Various developed nations have been able to leverage their currencies to economic or at least stock market gains, after all. What has gold done? Gold is trying to bottom here. Just as the 2011 ‘Knee Jerks’ hurt gold’s investment sponsorship greatly on a large scale, the small scale panics can be damaging on a short-term basis.

Safe Havens Since The Great Financial Crisis

How have the traditional safe havens performed since the great financial crash of 2008 / 2009? What can we expect from the traditional safe havens going forward? As we try to answer these two questions, the safe havens we look at in this article are the US Dollar, US Treasuries, Gold and the Yen.

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