How Europe Sees Itself
- September 15th, 2011
After Trichet’s impassioned press conference last week, the ECB lens on reality is instantly my favorite.
As as a trader, the Market lens is spot on. None of us know why the euro is rallying. Yes, it benefits from USD selling. Yes, it benefits in risk-on environments. Yes, it has a higher interest rate than most of the G7 at 1.50%. But given the headlines, just this week alone, on the sovereign debt crisis, it is unbelievable that the single currency doesn’t just blow up like a bad science experiment. But trader take heart in this. While ”Hear no evil, see no evil, say not evil” is not a very good monetary policy, it certainly works for the markets. We always remember that the markets can remain irrational longer than we can remain solvent.
- What’s Next for Europe? (CNBC)
- Does the Euro Have a Future? (George Soros)
- Eurozone default is not synonymous with breakup (Credit Writedowns)
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Lydia Idem has been investing in equities for 16 years and trading currencies actively for 5 and a half years. Her trading style is simple and short term. With a special feel for sterling, Lydia trades almost exclusively the GBPUSD and EURGBP. You can follow Lydia on Twitter and StockTwits... (more)