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The Bank Stress Tests That Could Stress Markets

Portugal’s problems reminded investors that Europe’s bank problems have not been fixed. The belief that the Euro has been saved is lulling investors into taking on too much risk, as they did in 2007. Whatever the outcome of the EU’s stress tests, it’s only a matter of time before the Eurozone debt crisis re-erupts.

Gold and the Ghost of Bail-Ins Past

Last week Germany reminded us that large deposits are going to be subject to bail-ins if a bank fails. The ghost of the Cyprus bail-in may be returning to the financial stage. Europeans might be buying physical gold from concerns over the financial health of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo.

The Death of Austerity

Last week the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) reduced its global growth forecast and reiterated its call for some European countries […]

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