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How a Default by Greece May Sill Unravel the EU

Greece is actually in the driver’s seat. Historical evidence shows that once a country reaches such a situation it is likely to default within the next 2 years. Quotation: “If you owe the bank thousands, then you have a problem. If you owe the bank millions, then the bank has a problem.” In the current situation, it is the EU that has a problem.

ECB: 4 QE Scenarios & Why Waking From QE Dream May Be Worst Possible Outcome

Credit Suisse believes that these are four potential scenarios for ECB sovereign bond purchases (QE). It will be truly ironic if the one event that terminally crushes the Eurozone will be the implementation of the one ECB act that everyone, and certainly tenured economists and other quasi-pundits, have been hoping for since 2012.

Eurosystem Increasing Allocated Official Gold Reserves

The Eurosystem is surely up to something with its gold reserves. This can only be seen in advance of a reform of the international monetary system. The global economy and global finance is at the turning point in a way…So, China & Europe are embracing gold prior to the replacement of the US dollar as the world reserve currency.

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.

A Strong Dollar? Why has the Dollar Rallied?

To answer the question whether or not King Dollar is back to stay, I don’t believe there is ANY chance at all and the current strength will be very transitory. The U.S. is broke on too many levels to count from financially to morally, ethically and everything in between. So why has the dollar rallied?

Deflation In Europe Is Just Beginning... And How To Trade It

Disinflation is just about to turn into outright Deflation in Europe. The ECB is active but most likely already late in the game, behind the curve, and unable to prevent deflation from kicking in. There are important consequences for rates and spreads in Europe, together with the level of the EUR itself.

Will US succeed in Breaking Russia to maintain Dollar Hegemony?

We are witness to the greatest struggle of our age – the battle to maintain global dollar hegemony & with it US economic, military & political dominance of the entire planet & this struggle is now coming to a head. US debts are now at such levels that if the US dollar loses its reserve currency status, the US economy will implode.

Europe's Proposed Russian Sanctions Leaked: Full Report

The memo of possible sanctions prepared by the European Commission & distributed to national capitals, includes a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing any new debt or stock issued by Russia’s largest banks. Also proposes barring the Russian banks from listing new issues on European exchanges, etc. Will it happen?

Negative Interest Rate Policy Arrives In Europe

Negative interest rates would support banks but destroy the business model for money- market funds, which would face the prospect of paying to invest. But the ECB doesn’t set policy to keep alive certain parts of the financial sector. Policy makers want to show that they haven’t exhausted their options yet.

US Natural Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe

Even with the shale plays, in April 2014 the US remains a net gas importer. In 2013, the most recent full year of data, the US had to import 1.3 trillion cubic feet to satisfy domestic Natural Gas consumption. The numbers don’t add up, and they never will, also due to simple economics.

Bail-Ins Approved By EU Yesterday - Deposits Over €100,000 Vulnerable

“Bail-ins” enshrined in the 2 laws, means bank’s owners – shareholders, creditors – bondholders & depositors, will be first in line to absorb losses banks will incur, before outside sources of finance may be called upon. Laws also require banks to finance reserve funds to cover further losses, only after bail-ins have been used.

Russia And China About To Sign "Holy Grail" Gas Deal

Russia is preparing the announcement of the “Holy Grail” energy deal (a natural gas supply deal that is apparently now close after years of negotiations) with China, a move which would send geopolitical shockwaves around the world and bind the two nations in a commodity-backed axis.

Waiting For An Economic Collapse? Look At What Is Happening In Europe

If you are awaiting the arrival of the economic collapse, just look at what is happening in Europe. The entire continent is a giant economic mess right now. Unemployment and poverty levels are setting record highs, and there is an ocean of bad loans and red ink everywhere you look.

Europe's Quantitative Easing

Most people do not think that Europe engages in Quantitative Easing. They know that the United States engages in it, that […]

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