Major global banks are advising clients to prepare for a stock market rally and a resurgence of the euro if Greece is forced out of monetary union, betting that world authorites will flood the international system with liquidity.
By Daryl Montgomery: Exactly three years after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and almost brought down the global financial system, central banks in North America, Europe and Asia engaged in a coordinated money pumping operation to prevent the EU banking system from stalling. The move created a sharp stock market rally, especially in financial shares, just as was the case when similar actions took place during the 2008 credit crisis. Involved in Thursday's action were the U.S.
Cowards Win For NowWe will not get to see the precise wording of Prime Minister George Papandreou's referendum because enough cowards in the Greek parliament in conjunction with blackmail by Merkel and Sarkozy have put an end to Papandreou's regime.Thus, the on-off on-off Greek referendum is once again set to "off" this time permanently.Equity markets reacted positively to the referendum cancellation and also to the surprise rate cut by the ECB, but the euphoria will not last (except perhaps for gold).
ROME — The front-runner to become Italy’s next prime minister warned Friday of a Greek-style social and economic meltdown unless austerity measures were maintained.
Final rallies in Rome, Naples and Florence ahead of Sunday’s general election brought a flurry of last-minute appeals to a deeply-disillusioned nation.
Polls suggest as many five million Italians have not made up their minds which party to support in the election, which will be held over two days in a country hit by a series of corporate and political scandals.
Gold is little changed today in pound, euro and dollar terms after the Bank of England and the ECB kept interest rates at record low levels. Ultra loose monetary policies continue. Gold in Japanese Yen, 4 Day – (Bloomberg)
Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, has warned it is 'probable' that Greece will leave the common currency.
As European Union leaders prepare for a summit next week devoted to saving the euro, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Greece may quit the common currency within the next six months.
CNBC asks So Why Are Spanish Bond Yields Falling? Well, that's a good question. Short answer: Well rates spiked dramatically, and we are seeing some retracement from the psychological balm of even more liquidity thrown from the global central planning cartel, otherwise known as the central banks.