Jul 7, 2015
In the first clip, Axel Merk, president and CIO of Merk Investments, puts the Greek circumstance in perspective, calling it a "non-event."
Jul 6, 2015
Intriguingly, the euro traded lower after a Greek referendum produced a "no" vote on austerity measures, whereas one would think that if the market actually expected Greece to depart, the euro should have strengthened.
Jul 2, 2015
J. J. Kinahan, managing director at TD Ameritrade, noted that sales of consumer and durable goods have been weak, so he thinks the Federal Reserve has been "waiting for the consumer to show up" before taking action to raise interest rates.
Jul 1, 2015
As traders decide how to position themselves in case there are fireworks in financial markets, USA Today yesterday summed up the situation in Greece with a cartoon depicting a stuffy IMF official telling Greece: "We think the way you handle the billions we keep giving you is irresponsible."
Jun 30, 2015
The decision by the Greek government to schedule a referendum for Sunday over whether to leave or remain in the eurozone added to the uncertainly as to how this scenario is going to play out and caused financial markets to sell off.
Jun 29, 2015
On an Options Action panel moderated by CNBC's Sara Eisen, chartist Carter Braxton Worth looked at yields of utilities versus 10-year bonds and found that yields have gone from 1.6% to 2.5% while utilities and REITs have dropped 17%.
Jun 26, 2015
Hans Olson, of Barclays, asks about the Greek debt negotiations: "What if you gave a crisis and nobody panicked? You look at CDS spreads, or yields, the VIX, markets; nothing there."
Jun 26, 2015
In the first clip, Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting, says that Bank of Japan policy has been boosting asset valuations, weakening the yen, and boosting inflation in an effort to recapture “lost decades” of growth