Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Credit Suisse: "The ‘Last Days’ of the Euro"

The ‘Last Days’ of the Euro

We seem to have entered the last days of the euro as we currently know it.

That doesn’t make a break-up very likely, but it does mean some extraordinary things will almost certainly need to happen – probably by mid-January – to prevent the progressive closure of all the euro zone sovereign bond markets, potentially accompanied by escalating runs on even the strongest banks.

That may sound overdramatic, but it reflects the inexorable logic of investors realizing that – as things currently stand – they simply cannot be sure what exactly they are holding or buying in the euro zone sovereign bond markets.

Print Euros and send Gold to the moon?

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