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European Stocks Slump To 2-Month Lows (Biggest 2-Week Drop In 6 Months)

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Quietly, while no one was watching, European stocks have been pummeled lower in the last 2 weeks. Since the start of December, Spanish and Italian stock markets are down 6% and the broad-based Bloomberg 500 Index is down 4.75% - its biggest such drop in 6 months - to 2-month lows. With the EUR testing multi-year highs against the USD, and the earnings picture fading dismalling into the dark, it seems all those "believers" in a European recovery (on the basis of some "soft" surveys) have been proved wrong (or early?).


European stocks are at 2-month lows...


As Earnings hope collapses....


Led by Spain and Italy...


as stocks catch down to macro reality?


Intrestingly, European stocks caught up to the region's improve dmarket-based credit risk perception... but has disconnected lower in recent weeks (as bonds remains under the control of the ECB...)



Charts: @Not_Jim_Cramer and Bloomberg


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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment XAU XAG
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Europe.................always at the front of the Que............even when they do not know what thier queing for.


Especially those pesky ....................Germans!


Pushing and shoving to the front

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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BTW..  Did any of you cheerleader mooks notice the fact that


Keep drinking the Kool Aid !!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment NOZZLE
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How in the hell to bust out nations like Spain, Italy and Grease even have stock markets. If you told me 50 years ago (with today's metrics) that  Spain, Italy and Grease have stock markets I would ask what do they trade, rotten fish head indexs?


Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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.... or Greece.  But to be honest, I like your spelling of it better.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:58 | Link to Comment The Merovingian
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Sometimes you just have to revert to the classics to make your point ....


Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Tyler, why no article on this?

 Traders Losing $1 Million Build EU Case for Bitcoin Regulation (Bloomberg)
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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment ...out of space
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jp but on the last chart BEU500 vs gdp weighted eu risk  that same pattern hapen in september. so what to do...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment WTFUD
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Pummeled is a sore arsehole! 6% on italian when it is 50% overpriced is fuck all. please refrain from such BS grabbing headlines. is your bar set this fucking low?

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment TheRideNeverEnds
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They are all taking money out of those foolish speculative plays and parking it in those stable bellwethers like Twitter and Facebook.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Iam Yue2
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Anyone seen Hugh Hendry?

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment Curtis LeMay
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"Europe" does not have an economy. It is a continent for heaven's sake.

Italy, sort of, has an economy - as does/did Spain.

Germany builds cool stuff that folks want. Good for them. But they are broke the second the transferunion takes hold. Stupid and pathetic Germans...

Greece...has islands for sale!?

Ireland has emmigrants!?

France has... alot of gold...some balls at heart...but a EU COLLABO for a President.

Thank God for NATO, or we'd all be screwed...

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