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  1. The week that rocked the global economy…

      Last week represented a whirlwind of activities that shook markets and expectations. It started with the surprise move with the SNB exiting the exchange rate peg with the Euro driving many a hedge funds out of business followed by the death of King ...

    - Jan 27 2015 - 4:39am

  2. Greece: A blessing in disguise?

    As the ECB and the Greek elections bring us closer to the decision of whether or not Greece stays on the Euro, I can't help but think about the potential for mispricings in the market- specifically among Greek companies. My theory: if you can find a ...

    - Jan 18 2015 - 2:26pm - 1 comment

  3. Eurozone Unemployment Tops 12%

    My kids are on spring break for the next couple weeks and I was walking them to the park yesterday afternoon when I was suddenly surrounded by riot cops and TV cameras. Admittedly I was looking down at my phone and not paying attention, but it was ...

    - Apr 30 2013 - 7:31am - 42 comments

  4. Are Greek ATMs Drachma Compatible?

     In the latest sign that a Greek exit from the Eurozone is all but imminent, global bank HSBC ran extensive tests on their ATM machines in Athens and throughout Greece in preparation for a return to the drachma. The tests were rigorous and were done to ...

    - Jun 4 2012 - 10:22am - 18 comments

  5. A brief history of the Drachma

    In 1827, when the modern Greek State was created, money transactions were carried out mainly in Turkish coins, as well as in foreign currencies such as the Spanish Distilo. There was no Greek currency until 1828. A national monetary system, based on ...

    - Nov 17 2012 - 7:45pm - 4 comments

  6. Grease Fire Spreading

    We have said so much about Greece that there’s barely a point left to make. In spite of all the talking, however, I still have to ask how can you let it get to this? The question is intended at everyone from the Greek government and public, the European ...

    - Nov 2 2011 - 12:17pm - 25 comments

  7. Soros 3/4 in Cash

    Though he is not one of my favorite people in the industry it isn’t really possible to doubt the investing acumen of George Soros. Over the years many have made a good bit of money in markets by simply mimicking his strategies. The most recent, however, ...

    - Jul 22 2011 - 12:45pm - 16 comments

  8. Is the Euro Kaput?

    I take no joy in the suffering of others. Then again, when you are a contrarian…grinning like the Cheshire Cat while winking I toldya so is about as satisfying as life can get. For many years now, well before it became the stuff of Wall Street Journal ...

    - Jul 2 2011 - 1:29pm - 18 comments

  9. How Long Before Greece Leaves the Euro Zone?

    I find it ironic that a country which defrauded its way into the Euro Zone is likely to be the first country to exit the Euro Zone. Despite a raft of hasty denials by just about everyone in Brussels, it now seems all but inevitable that Greece will bail ...

    - May 10 2011 - 5:47am - 25 comments

  10. Papandreou survives! But will Greece?

    Or the EMU for that matter? Pimco’s Balls was on Bloomberg earlier today and he highlighted most of the obstructions Greece is facing in their crisis. Honestly I just feel bad for the Greeks, they’ve been enduring hefty austerity measures just to avoid ...

    - Jun 21 2011 - 9:24pm - 16 comments

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