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Saturday, 22 October 2011

EUROPE: What is the Deal?

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After an intense week of negotiations, European leaders are again gathering in Brussels to discuss the sovereign debt crisis. Various issues are on the table and time is short. Financial markets will be again under pressure, if hope fades away. The Euro could stretch until 1.40-1.41, where various lines of resistance meet.

 Attention is still focused on European`s struggle, as leaders are meeting in Belgium for a week-long marathon. They will discuss solutions for the sovereign debt crisis, but time is limited and the room for negotiation is narrow.

Differences have already emerged among member states. France, as an example, supports the idea of a banking license to EFSF. As a result, the bailout fund could use European bonds as a guarantee to receive fresh cash from the E.C.B. With that money, more bonds can be purchased and used as collateral to gather additional money from the E.C.B. The idea does not have much appealing. The E.C.B does not want to start printing a huge amount of money just to cover government deficits.
Nonetheless, a compromise among the 17 members sharing the euro is possible. The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) bailout fund could be increased. In this way, it will marginally cover European bonds against losses in case of a default. In fact, under current conditions, the fund could provide loans up to Euro 440 billion, which it is only a drop in the sea of the large European`s debt. At least, euro 1 trillion might be necessary to begin the work: the recapitalization of banks, the organized default of Greece and the purchase of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese bonds to balance Greece`s  propagation. Parliament approval might then be needed.

Will European governments provide that amount of money?
Euro is stretching to the extremes?

An insurance-fund`s solution might also be brought to the table. Troubled European countries will continue to issue bonds, while the EFSF would provide partial coverage in case of a default. Will it work? Investors are looking for safe assets and insurance bonds are not the safest. In addition, more coverage will be needed to insure debts than the 20% anticipated.

 In reality, banks could have some problems, if the European governments decide to transfer more Greek`s debt into their balance sheets.

 In the coming months, financial institutions will be given the time to rise capital in the private market. However, the troika will have to do the rest, if capital is not found.

There is not a light at the end European`s tunnel yet. Too many issues must be resolved in a short period of time.

The euro is meeting strong resistance levels at 1.39-1.41. A breakout failure will quickly take the price back to 1.33 and eventually to 1.26. Only a move above 1.4650 could target 1.48 and eventually 1.60.

Angelo Airaghi,

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter said...

Interesting post. I always find it so amazing how independent we live our lives and yet how connected we really are. You may not know a single person in Europe but what they do can effect you. As far as where things are headed I won't be surprised if we hit a double dip recession.

ProfitsOn said...

Good day Miss T,

It is said that the flap of a butterfly’s wing in the east can initiate a series of events leading into a hurricane in the west.

The world has never been more interconnected.

Yes, financial markets might see new lows, before starting to climb again.

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