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The Bankia Signal

Another Friday, another wait for economic news out of Spain. The results of the second part of an audit of Spain’s banks  – started in May and with particular reference to their funding needs – is likely to be released … Continue reading

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ECB Floats Yield Target Idea; U-Boats Launched

Late this morning the markets seem to have sobered up a bit following earlier barely fettered optimism about a Der Spiegel article over the weekend. It said: “The European Central Bank is considering setting limits on yields of euro area sovereign … Continue reading

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Why Pillaging Alpha From Italy’s Yields Might Not Be So Easy

Espresso 7% rate on all debt would cost just EUR140B Italy projects it will collect c. EUR500 bln taxes in 2012 Italy’s Total Debt Scenario Relatively Tame Italian household debt is about 40% of GDP Risk/Scope for Financial Repression Some … Continue reading

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Overnight Bungee Practice

If Wednesday’s market moves in Europe are just half as volatile as they were in the relatively illiquid overnight conditions, it’ll be an ‘interesting’ day. Just after London’s close, the euro spiked circa 80 pts to 1.3760/65, as did other … Continue reading

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Expect short-term tumble, but no long-term USD collapse

What a weekend. I sense that many have been reluctant to get involved in the necessary task of trying to work out what the two almost seismic bits of financial news over the weekend mean. However many did get involved. … Continue reading

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Where is European ‘Cash’ Hiding?

Risk. Without another full-blown financial crisis, could most parts of the financial markets be any riskier right now? Hence the perennial search for assets to add which serve to reduce risk. You might like to take a look at this … Continue reading

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The week’s off and on risky, European affair

#CHF and #JPY strength into the Western evening on Wednesday and early in #Asia underscores the switching back off of ‘risk’ after quite a battering for that sentiment in the last 36 hours. You name it, we’ve had it: profit … Continue reading

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Greece is (still) the word.

Are you ready for the sequel? Yes, even if it feels somewhat surreal, the EU does indeed appear to be verging on throwing more bad money in the direction of Greece, after having last year thrown reasonably good money in … Continue reading

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#Euro Flash-Panic Morning Redux

Euro tumbled out of Asia into domestic markets amid feverish talk that Greece was verging on a snap election after the opposition there voted against latest austerity plans. Stabilization came around 1.40132 with reports of demand near 1.4025 – sovereign … Continue reading

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Euro survives Greece’s small incendiary, but issue smolders on

The euro is reflecting the small, well-timed, incendiary device Greek officials lobbed into proceedings towards the close of play on Friday. As we know, it started late Friday with Der Spiegel’s report that Greece was threatening to leave the euro … Continue reading

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