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Why The Euro Is Surging While The ECB Prints More Euros
Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2010 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 09/22/2010 8:18:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The euro is rallying of late on the heels of some okay debt auctions in Ireland and Portugal.

They've been nothing to write home about -- the yields are still sky high -- and the ECB has been very active in the debt markets of late, which further undermines the idea that all is clear.

So you have this seeming paradox of the euro rallying (it's almost at $1.34) while the ECB is expanding its balance sheet and printing more euros to cover various sovereign debt auctions.

But actually this isn't that weird. We predicted this would happen at the end of June.

Look, the big knock on the euro itself is that the system doesn't work because you have these countries with their own Treasuries and sovereign debt issues, and a centralized bank that's controlled by Germany, whose sovereign balance sheet is pretty healthy. The euro is structurally flawed, and the crisis has made that clear.

But an activist ECB goes some way towards clearing that concern up.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ecb; eu; euro; europianunion

1 posted on 09/22/2010 8:18:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

On Nov. 4th, when Obama finally gets a hard kick in the crotch, expect the dollar to rally hard.

2 posted on 09/22/2010 8:54:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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