TDI Podcast: The EuroZone Domino Theory (#399)

February 8, 2015

There are more than just Greece we are concerned with – the plans by Greece could have significant ramifications for the EuroZone. But do we care? Central banks are ready to rescue us from any and all catastrophes, right?

Already this year, just 35 days in, more than 6 Central banks have initiated stimulus measures. Unreal!

Listener questions are also answered in this episode plus some important information about a few stocks that need to be watched. Read more


Guest Post (DAS) : Is Cyprus More Important Than You Think?

April 4, 2013

Satyajit Das has been on the TDI Podcast many times and is a listener favorite. He brings a common sense approach to his work along with an impressive resume. Das is an avid researcher and writer and just published a very compelling piece related to the problems in Cyprus. (Links to Das on TDI Podcasts)

By Satyajit Das

In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 decided to ignore “a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing”. The world has now convinced itself that Cyprus is simply not systemically important. They may be proved wrong.

Firstly, the package for Cyprus remains vague pending analysis by the Troika – the European Union (“EU”), the European Central Bank (“ECB”) and the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”). Based on press reports of rising losses for the Cypriot banks, the problems may be worse than imagined, requiring changes to the bailout or making it unworkable.

The Church of Cyprus is contesting the legality Read more

The Wicked Rally – Greece Still Wants The Spotlight

November 1, 2011

Below is a recap of what sparked the wicked 1.5 – 2.0% rally from the lows today (Source:  Ransquawk):

13:47 – Italy’s Berlusconi says spoke to President Napolitano following conversation with Merkel to inform him of measures to be adopted
13:46 – Italy’s Berlusconi says he spoke to Germany’s Merkel about the crisis via telephone; confirmed Italy’s determination to implement reforms
13:45 – Irish statistics office say general government gross debt was 92.6% of GDP at end of 2010, down from prev. estimate of 94.9%
13:39 – CME Group (CME) releases MF Global holdings brokers and traders, permits them to transfer to other clearing members Read more

A bad day, but what about tomorrow?

October 16, 2008

We know how the U.S. markets did and that was awful. Now, the futures are pointing to weakness on the open unless we see an amazing eco or earnings report. That is doubtful.

The Euro continent is going to get walloped as confidence is clearly broken in the face of a $2 trillion bailout rescue.

The Asian markets, after enjoying a nice uptick yesterday are in a foul mood.

Just an idea…if you are looking for some help in this market and it seems like nothing is working, take a break, read this and you should be flush with ideas on how to protect and profit on your investments.