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- Earth to Krugman
Nobel Prize winner in Economics Paul Krugman writes for the NY Times. He wants the Fed to print more money to stimulate the economy. When did he ever advocate tighter credit?
- Economic Headline Risk
Economic reports are painting a rough picture for the European, U.S. and Chinese economies.
- Arab Winter
Noriel Roubini predicts the Arab Spring will turn into the Arab Winter. He sees Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons as the greatest danger facing the world economy.
- BLS Magic
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released disappointing Non-Farm labor numbers this morning, but magically the Unemployment rate went down.
- Eurozone Splinter?
Elections in France and Greece brought Socialists into or much closer to power. The strain on the eurozone monetary union may cause a splinter if Greece defaults on their obligations or leaves the eurozone.
- Party of the Radical Left
Alexis Tsipras of the Party of the Radical Left has been handed the mantel to form a new government for Greece. New elections may be held next month.
- Greek Drama
The Greek PASOK party is now trying to form a government. They have three days, then new elections will be scheduled.
- Greece, Stay Tuned
Greek President Karolos Papoulias will meet with party leaders on Saturday to negotiate a cross-party administration. If he fails new elections will be held.
- Drip Drip Drip
Greece can't form a government, Spanish interest rates are climbing. The market is oversold and wants to rally but we can't shake the bad news.
- Famous Last Words
The Greek president has called for new elections in June after talks failed to form a new government. Their banks are low on cash. The EFSF has stopped advances to shore up the banks until the government situation is clarified.
- Facebook IPO
Facebook is going public after market close on Thursday. The stock will be priced at a multiple of 115. To rich for us. Greece talks fall apart. New elections are scheduled for June 17
- Moving Forward
Alexis Tsipras promises Greek voters to move the country forward. Obama's new campaign slogan is "Forward." Forward to what?
- What If
What if JP Morgan's whale lost so much money they are gunshy and exit all silver short positions? Hollande visits the White House. NATO summit this weekend.
- Interesting Week Ahead
The European Council meets this Wednesday in Brussels. The U.S. meets with Iran in Baghdad on Wednesday. The U.S. appears ready to declare victory in negotiations with little to show for it.
- Metalize the Debt
French President Hollande commented he wanted to "Metalize" eurozone debt. Does he really mean it? No. European Leaders meet in Brussels tomorrow while the P5+1 negotiators meet with Iran in Baghdad. Greece is in denial.
- Egyptian Elections
Voters are going to the polls in Egypt today and tomorrow in the first free Presidential elections.
- Who Ya Gonna Believe?
HSBC released their Flash PMI for Chinese manufacturing overnight. It was down. HSBC has shown Chinese manufacturing growth slowing for the last eleven months.
- Iranian Nuclear Danger
The P5+1 talks with Iran ended yesterday. There was no movement, only stalling. Israel's fear are being realized. Iran will stall the talks long enough to develop a bomb.
- Change in the Air
China may be ready to stimulate their economy. Spain's interest rates are moving higher. Greek voters will determine their future in 20 days.
- Happy Days are Gone
China announces they are not going to have a big stimulus package. Greece is back in SYRZA's column. Spain and Italy's interest rates have moved higher.
- European Redemption Plan
Germany is considering a European Redemption Plan for eurozone countries to take some debt off their balance sheets. Ireland is voting today on the European Fiscal Treaty.
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