Felix Salmon


November 10, 2011

“The euro zone is in a death spiral.” — The Economist

The Fed should buy every single Euro bond owned by a U.S. bank. Now. — Brad DeLong


November 9, 2011

Some of the links today from Counterparties.com:

Why the ECB couldn’t save Italy even if it wanted to — WSJ

Echoes of pre-crash Japan in China today — Chovanec

The huge Chinese loan-sharking industry has lead to suicides and disappearances — Bloomberg


November 8, 2011

World faces subpar growth for the next 14 years, Conference Board says — WSJ

“Italy is at the brink of being unable to afford to borrow in the public markets” — WSJ


November 7, 2011

Some fresh links available, as always, on Counterparties.com:

“The eurozone decouples from the world” — FT

Namibia’s bonds are now safer than Italy’s — The Globe and Mail

MF Global clients have “zero clarity” about their missing cash — Reuters

NY Fed: The repo market still has “potentially systemic” risks — NY Fed

The wealth gap between young and old Americans is at a record high — Pew Social Trends


November 4, 2011

An illustrated guide to “Europe’s insult diplomacy” — Businessweek

“The epistemology of U.S. banks’ European exposure” — FT Alphaville

The G20’s list of banks that are Too Big To Fail — WSJ

MF Global used an old trick to hide its debt — WSJ

MF Global: JPMorgan has our missing $658 million — Bloomberg

1 chart, 32 ways of looking at unemployment — NPR

Apple’s supply-chain secret? Hoarding lasers, like a James Bond villain — Businessweek


November 3, 2011

Another compelling argument that we are approaching the Italian endgame — FT Alphaville


November 2, 2011

Morgan says its exposure to Spain is $500 million; a regulator says its $25 billion — Bloomberg


November 1, 2011

Just a few of the many links on Counterparties.com today:

“It’s all over. The government is about to collapse,” says one Greek official — Guardian


November 1, 2011

Here are a few of our links today from Counterparties.com:

The 30 year return on bonds is higher than equities for the first time in 150 years — Bloomberg