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    12/21/2014 - 09:37
    The five remaining equity bears on Earth are all saying the same thing: "We'll get 'em in 2015." To which I ask: why? What's going to change?

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G-7 To Discuss Greece This Weekend, Even As Trichet Watches The Superbowl





Quotes from Germany's Finance Minister:

G-7 To Discuss Greece, Portugal On Sidelines

Crisis Not Yet Fully Over

Market Moves Exaggerated But Must Be Taken Seriously

Euro Is And Will Remain Stable

Will Not Spare Greece From Efforts To Reduce Deficit

Europe Isn't Only Place With Budget Problems

EU Commission Will Enforce Tough Demands On Greece

 
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Trichet's Turnaround





Just as it appeared that the wheels were about to come off, stocks, euro, gold, and oil were all u-turned late in the day. No doubt, somebody spotted Trichet heading into a massage parlor, providing traders with a heads up that a possible intervention was in order.

 
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IMF Prepared To Bail Out Greece As Trichet Warns Of Debt Unsustainability (In Europe AND US)





Not good for Europe: all the posturing about how Greece will never, ever be bailed out was just destroyed courtesy of a few words out of place by the IMF. IMF Managing Director John Lipsky just noted that the International Monetary Fund is ready to help Greece "in any way necessary." The quote comes from a Bloomberg TV interview conducted earlier.Perhaps that is why Greek CDS just hit another all time wide at 410 (+35). And joining the foot in the mouth crew is ECB president Trichet who said that "Debt on both sides of the Atlantic are unsustainable." So should we now assume that even Central Bankers admit we are headed for a brick wall at 120 mph?

 
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ECB's Jean-Claude Trichet Interview With Focus Magazine





FOCUS: Do you consider this independence to be a great advantage? The Chairman of the Federal Reserve was appointed by the President – and the Senate is currently deciding whether Ben Bernanke can have a second term in office.

Trichet: It is of key importance that the ECB’s independence is guaranteed by an international treaty and not just by national law. National laws can be adopted, but they can also be overturned again.

 
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