Still confused by the doomed endgame in the 21st century Greek tragedy? Have no fear: here is the BBC (which today is two out of two for useful information)with a flowchart of Greek endgame. With apologies to the optimists, who think there may be a happy ending here, here are the only 5 possible outcomes: 1) Pyrrhic Victory; 2) Depression; 3) Moral Hazard; 4) Political Turmoil and 5) Global Meltdown. In this context, it becomes all too obvious why stocks are surging...
From the BBC:
The "Troika" of lenders - the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank - say Greece must take more painful steps to cut its borrowing. But Greece faces riots and mass protests on the streets of Athens. The government could lose its grip on parliament - only 155 of 300 MPs backed the last round of austerity in June. At stake is the next 8bn euro tranche of bailout money, which Greece desperately needs to avoid total crisis. Starting from the top, follow the decision tree to decide what happens next.