When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keep an eye on Europe--the Italy-Germany 10 year spread

While everybody is watching what is happening in Washington, also keep an eye on Europe--a snapshot is the Italy-Germany 10 year spread.  Don't take my word for it, listen to a Nobel laureate in economics--
Economics and Politics by Paul Krugman--NYTimes.com: "When I fire up my computer these days, I quickly check out the Italy-Germany 10-year spread. That spread spiked earlier this month, signaling the spread of the crisis beyond the small peripheral economies; at its peak a couple of weeks ago it was 3.32 percent. Then the new rescue plan was announced, and the spread fell to 2.47 — still very bad, but a little less catastrophic. . . as of this morning it’s back up to 3.08. Things are falling apart."

The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

JohnTheCrowd.com | The Sailing Website

Craig Newmark - craigconnects