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Should investors prep to trade Greek drachmas? Robert Sinche, RBS head of global FX strategy, discusses whether some of the biggest players in the currency market may be gearing up for a euro breakup, and how to play it.
Here's how to keep your trading focus between the upcoming European government bond auctions and meetings.
For obvious reasons, I spent a bit of time reading a pair of articles by Robert Mundell titled “The Case for the Euro, Part I” and “The Case for the Euro, Part II.” What’s fascinating is Mundell, often considered the father of the euro, gives no consideration at all to the debt crisis that now threatens to destroy the common currency.
The euro got a bit of a lift on talk of a new grand plan, but this strategist says it's an opportunity to sell the single currency against another.
Stocks staged a massive rally Monday after investors became convinced that the European debt crisis, once and for all, just might be fixed. Not convinced? Don't worry, you're not alone.
After a week that saw stocks fall heavily and euro zone borrowing costs rise sharply, a report in the Italian press highlighted just how eager for some kind of action the market is.
Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.
The funding hole for European banks is deepening following a sharp fall in bond issuance this year as market turmoil leads to a region-wide credit crunch, the Financial Times reports.
The head of Elstat, Greece’s new independent statistics agency, faces an official criminal investigation for allegedly inflating the scale of the country’s fiscal crisis and acting against the Greek national interest. The FT reports.
The stories that may well materialize in the next few weeks will be more heavily influenced by what happens this week to Europe's latest yield curve inversion, core bond rates, and policy announcements.
Shoppers may put traders in the mood to buy. Plus, retail sales, auto sales and the jobs report in the week ahead.
With talk of a possible euro zone breakup on the rise, here's way to value some possible outcomes.
Researchers at Exclusive Analysis who expected a “sudden crisis” scenario to unfold by November 26 have put back the expected arrival date of such an event, saying a crisis is now not likely to unfold until the end of January as new technocratic governments in the euro zone offer the region temporary relief.
More and more analysts looking at the euro zone predict that another recession is inevitable, as banking sector tensions combined with political wrangling over the debt crisis will depress consumer confidence further.
The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.
The euro zone's formidable couple—Merkozy, as the media calls German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy—were on the brink of divorce more than once.
As Americans give thanks over the holiday table Thursday, nervous traders will be watching the developments overseas and will continue to do so in Friday's half day stock market session.
The euro zone has weapons to tackle the current debt situation, but will need to activate the EFSF with more conviction and larger scale for it to be effective, Sir John Gieve, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, told CNBC.
The euro zone will end up issuing joint Euro Bonds, which would help support weaker members, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan told CNBC Wednesday.
Try as we might we cannot escape the euro zone crisis and its impact worldwide. Perhaps EU governments should be happy when they observe the President of the United States visiting the Prime Minister of Australia and taking time out to comment on the euro. In true Wildean fashion, it’s always better to be talked about…