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Can European Sovereign Debt Really Crash Without a Free Market?

QUESTION: Hi Marty, When the stock market crashed in 1929, followed by the bonds into 1933, we saw a minor bump in the stock market. As this occurred during a [...]

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European Tour – The Calm Before the Chaos?

I am writing from Frankfurt here for meetings ahead of the chaos awaiting the May elections. In Frankfurt, while the economy is clearly slowing, the financial [...]

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Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi to Run for EU Seat

Silvio Berlusconi announced his candidacy for European elections in May due to a “sense of responsibility.” Indeed, this may be the best thing that ever [...]

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Irish Pension Invested in Italian Bonds?

QUESTION: Hi Marty, I hope you’re keeping well? More news from the “EU beacon of light” for you. I’ve enclosed an article regarding Irish pension money in [...]

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Italy’s Experience With Pre-Pay VAT Was Devastating

COMMENT: Re:  Germany To Tax VAT Just Billing People Before they Pay Please note in Italy we had the same = pay VAT to the government before collecting it from [...]

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Hunting Tourists in Europe for Fines

COMMENT: Hi Marty, The hunt for taxes is really getting out of control. I enjoyed a week of vacation in Italy and on my way back home I had a few hours to kill in [...]

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Italy to Raise Taxes to Satisfy Brussels – Why the Euro Will Fail

  The European Union (EU) has been pushing Italy for a very long time to reduce its deficit. Of course, governments are never capable of reducing their own [...]

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Draghi Admits EU May Breakup For First Time

For the first time, the head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has conceded the possibility that the EU may fall apart. Draghi came out and said that any [...]

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2017 is Looking More Optimistic Than Ever

The only thing about international trade is that someone cannot have a trade surplus without another experiencing a trade deficit. We all cannot have trade [...]

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Italy Threatens to Veto EU Budget – No More Refugees

The Italian Prime Minister is calling for immediate help with the refugees. The EU refugee crisis is becoming a huge nightmare and Brussels refuses to simply admit [...]

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