Formally established in 1993, the eurozone, often referred to as the “European Union,” is a political and economic union established after the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty by members of the European Community. It has since expanded to include some Central and Eastern European nations. The establishment of the eurozone provided for the creation of a central European bank and the adoption of a common currency: the euro. The idea behind the eurozone is to create a single geographical market where goods, services, and money can be exchanged freely.
Many of us are wondering: when will the next stock crash be? Are we on the brink now? And how bad will it be?Well, Marc Faber (aka Dr. Doom) suggests the next stock crash could range from 20% to as high as 40%. If you have followed the contrarian investor, you would realize that he has long been a bear, even during the amazing bull market that started. Read More
Watching the stock market rise for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, I’m left wondering about the false confidence that appears to be on the surface. My view is that the current state of stock market investing should continue to be guarded with caution and selling into strength.Greece and its lenders appear to have a deal in place;. Read More
Investors were jumping into stock buying on Thursday morning. But while it may be an encouraging sign for the stock market, my advice is not to be fooled by this dead cat bounce.We will likely see oversold buying after bouts of deep selling (as we have been witnessing). I doubt there are sustainable market gains around the corner; unless. Read More
Greeks are rushing to buy hard assets—from ovens, to refrigerators, and dishwashers—any hard assets that can hold their value to protect their savings, according to a recent report in The New York Times. (Source: Greeks Spend in Droves, Afraid of Losing Savings to a Bailout, July 9, 2015.)Greek banks have been shut down since June. Read More