Euro Zone Dodges Greece Bullet…But What Next?

All eyes were on Greece yesterday (including this writer's!) as we awaited the results of the elections with feta flavored bated breath. Phew, the party that was in support of the bailout got in - New Democracy led by Antonis Samaras. Afraid cracking the Euro vintage (remember you can't call sparkling white wine that...

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EU Making ‘Worst-Case’ Plans for Greek Euro Exit

European finance officials told Reuters that they have discussed various worst-case scenario tools such as limiting the size of withdrawals from ATM machines, imposing border checks and introducing capital controls in at least Greece should Athens decide to leave the euro. Officials have been keen to stress that the discussions were...

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Greek and French Elections Add Further Uncertainty to Euro Austerity Measures. UK going ‘lefty’ too?

France and Greece have dominated the headlines this weekend with the 'austerity' supporting governments being ousted by their left wing - anti austerity -counterparts. The public rejection of cutting the budget has now also seen wide spread support in the UK. The outcome of local elections, in sunny GB, have  made...

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Worried About Money in Europe?

If you are holding considerable sums of money, in Euros, in European banks or other financial institutions and are, understandably, concerned about the huge uncertainty that currently hangs over the Euro Euro Zone as a whole, speak to us. We can help you move money outside of the Euro Zone -...

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Greek elections: The Fire That Lights the Euro Touch Paper?

The Greeks go to the election booth this Sunday. Some argue that the Euro-zone will, again, be under threat from the outcome of these elections. A central risk factor, UBS argue, is the political landscape after the Greek general elections this Sunday. According to recent opinion polls, party political support in Greece has fragmented significantly...

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Making Money from Fear….

The Volatility Index, or VIX,  shows the market's expectation of 30-day volatility. It  is constructed using the implied volatilities of a wide range of S&P 500  index options. It is made up from the cost of 'insuring' an investors portfolio against future volatility one way or another. The VIX is a widely...

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