Belgium, Bonds, Baguettes

In case you hoped getting to know what BBB rating really stands for, this is not the right post to find out. This one will give you an overview of this week‘s bond-concerned ongoings in the EU, ranging from madness regarding also the political situation in Belgium to various states emitting bonds in order to financing their budget.

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Anticipating risks in 2011…but can we?

”Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” says Warren Buffett. As true as that seems, there is a very powerful second dimension to it: If you don’t anticipate what’s coming, you can do as well as you want and still be squashed by events taking place around you! Continue reading

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How the US economy could be harmed by their own efforts.

The nerve-racking fear for a global currency war determined most part of the second half of 2010. In his outlook on 2011 bravenewlook stated, that this topic is not covered extensively anymore, but is still very much there. Following up on his short outlook for 2011 on this particular topic I will describe how the $600 billion bond program could backfire on the current economic Situation in the US. Referring to this, I will discuss how critical the situation between China and the US currently is.

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A long story about a short position

– The doubtful transaction of short selling –

Even during a financial crisis there are two sides of the same coin. The beast ruining countries, families and making people homeless; but the beauty seems to be forgotten quite often. These situations also enforce a cleansing from all the financial instruments making difficulties. Continue reading

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Euro bonds – the answer to the €-crisis?

The debt crisis is still spreading from one European country to another and the euro as a single currency is in danger. To ensure a brighter future and a survival of the euro zone the EU President proposed the issuance of common euro bonds causing a big debate among euro zone members. Continue reading

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European Banks will sort it all out…

… will they? This week Brussels plans that European Banks are the ones to finance the European Fonds for instable countries. The security fond EFSF already keeps some bn750$ – European tax payers money.

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What’s up in 2011?

What a year 2010 has been! The sheer dramatics all over the financial world were breathtaking at times, and surely it was a remarkable year announcing a remarkable decade. But where do we go from here? Let’s recap the most important issues on BraveNewFinance in 2010 and see where they are headed in 2011 and the new decade! Continue reading

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