Italy is not doing well economically. It has been affected by a nationwide banking crisis and Europe’s refugee crisis. Its debt to GDP has climbed to a whopping 131.8%
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Trouble usually equals opportunity for the investor. Whether it means picking up shares on the cheap or real estate in the doghouse — perhaps even the euro when it’s ‘on sale’ — don’t discount Europe’s economy from your investing radar.
The truth is that German banks are struggling. And Deutsche Bank, Germany’s symbol of strength, is in crisis. It has been in trouble since 2015.
There is turbulence ahead. Markets are bracing themselves for a bumpy ride. In Europe, Britain is moving ahead with their separation from the EU.
The European economy has not been doing well since the global financial crisis in 2008. It seems like the economy has not recovered from that large shock.
Technical analysts will tell you that an RSI over 70 suggests an index or security is ‘overbought’. An RSI under 30 suggests an index is ‘oversold’.
By using low or negative rates as a stimulus measure, Central Banks run the risk of triggering a bank run — or a currency war.
With negative interest rates, governments, and some high quality corporates, are now being paid to borrow money.
Muslim fanatics can kill hundreds…maybe thousands…of people in the West. But there is no unified Islamic power capable of challenging the West’s elected governments.
The golden years are behind us. Now we are dealing with these deflationary pressures within the system.
even though Spain’s economy grew last year, it has the second largest deficit to GDP ratio in the EU. And in 2015, Spain failed to fulfil its deficit goals.
The issuance of 50-year negative yielding bonds indicates to me that we are reaching the extremities of this economic distortion and disfigurement.
There are no good outcomes with negative interest rates. The lower rates go, the greater the risk of unintended and potentially disastrous consequences coming into play.
Everything that’s wrong with the Italian economy, from high public debt to bad banks, can be explained by studying its demography.
The instability in the system is building, and we haven’t even mentioned Japan’s inevitable economic train wreck, or US corporate debt defaults, or emerging market debt levels.
New earthquakes are coming soon as part of the Brexit aftershocks. By now, you’re familiar with the basic outline of the Brexit story.