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.
Will the U.S. Stock Market Crash in 2015?With the broader U.S. stock markets trading near record highs, it’s not a big surprise to hear that most analysts, economists, and investors are increasingly bullish about the stock market. The last thing you’d expect to hear is someone talking about a stock market crash in 2015.And why would. Read More
Strong Economic Data Points to Growth in 2015?As 2014 winds down, many investors are wondering what the economic outlook for 2015 will be. If you look at the U.S. economic data that’s been trickling in, 2015 looks like it could be a very strong year.The U.S. announced strong third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.9%.. Read More
On Wednesday, May 6, Greece made a 200-million-euro (US$220 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Although Greece managed to find enough cash for this interest payment, it’s far from time to relax. The country owes a 750-million-euro payment within a week, due May 12.On May 5, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Yannis. Read More
What to Know About Greece’s Potential Eurozone Exit (or “Grexit”)Is anything more gripping right now than wondering how close Germany will let Greece get to the precipice before a crisis is averted at the last second?Greece’s six-year recession came to a quiet end at the start of 2014. Since then, its recovery has been anemic.. Read More
Irrationality prevails in global stock markets and I believe it’s because of the actions of central banks. What’s happening with central banks and their involvement with equity markets not only is unprecedented, but it also will not end well.Japanese Stock Market Topping 20,000Just look at the chart below of the Tokyo Nikkei Average—a. Read More