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What the Greek Debt Crisis Means for Markets and Your Money

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All eyes are on Greek debt crisis this week, and rightfully so.

The country lied to get into the European Union, managed its finances terribly during its membership, and now wants to renege on its obligations. I'm not surprised and chances are you aren't either. We've been talking about the fallacy of central banking and the dangers associated with derivatives trading for years.

Now we need to talk about what happens next and, of course, what the Greek debt crisis means for your money...

After Eurozone Meeting Today, Will Greece Play Russian Wild Card?

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As an emergency Eurozone meeting today (Wednesday) convenes to discuss a possible Greek debt deal, observers are underestimating Greece.

Surely Germany holds all the cards in negotiating a Greek debt deal, and has a lot of power how much austerity Athens may have to stomach.

But Greece is not without a wild card of its own...

Dow Jones Futures Slipping Ahead of Greek Debt Talks

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Dow Jones futures for Wednesday, Feb. 11, forecasted a 29-point drop from yesterday's close.

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 139 points on growing investor optimism about a pending deal to address Greece's debt crisis.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today to make it a profitable Wednesday...

Financial News Today: Greek Debt Talks Send Mixed Messages

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Financial News Today: The Greek debt talks looked promising today (Tuesday) - for a little bit.

That was before conflicting reports and a German rebuttal pulled the rug out from under positive momentum.

But Greek debt talks are just the beginning. Here's what you need to know.

How the Greek Debt Crisis Will Affect U.S. Markets

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As remote as the Greek debt crisis may seem, ripples from whatever happens there definitely will hit U.S. markets.

The new leftist government of Greece is currently tangling with the European Central Bank. While both sides seem very far apart, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks the ECB will blink first.

To find out what Fitz-Gerald thinks of the Greek debt crisis and what it means for investors, watch this video.

"Super Mario" Draghi's QE in One Photo

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The European Central Bank (ECB) took a dramatic policy leap Thursday morning...
ECB President Mario Draghi launched a quantitative easing program (QE) that will pump hundreds of billions into Europe's economy.

Here's just what that means (and how it looks)...

2015 Euro Forecast: Expect Euro-Dollar Parity in the Long-Term

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The euro is falling. Our 2015 euro forecast sees little changing over the next year - and for some time after.

Confidence in the euro is weakening. And the reasons are piling up against the falling currency.

Here's what's in store for the euro in 2015...

Today in Eurozone Financial News: The Euro's Nine-Year Low

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Eurozone Financial News: The euro is falling - so much so that it's trading at lows not seen since 2006.

It did gain somewhat as the day wore on. But in the morning, the euro hit a low of $1.1885.

Here's what has been moving the euro today...

Profit from Greece and the European Union Struggles in 2015

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Yet another Greek tragedy is playing out in economically distressed southern Europe.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to win support for his presidential candidate.

So citizens will head to the polls again, this time 18 months ahead of schedule.

With the "extreme left" party currently in the lead, there's more than political posturing at stake.

Volatility is sure to rise, and the pressure on ECB President Mario Draghi to "do something" will grow stronger than ever.

It feels like "déjà-vu all over again" as Europe continues to try and find ways to remain unified.

While the squabbling continues, we've found the best way of creating investment opportunities...

Eurozone Conflict Will Bring a Major Buying Opportunity

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As the European Central Bank (ECB) top brass battle it out on quantitative easing, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Europe's at the precipice of deflation, despite European Central Bank President Mario Draghi attempting to do "whatever it takes" to avoid that fate.

But dissent at the highest levels could quickly change the winds of investment in Europe.

The problems are getting deeper as three of the European Central Bank's board members are throwing a wrench into his plans.

This seemingly trivial ECB stalemate could quickly trigger recession, or worse. Europe's monetary union is feeling the pressure, and that's adding further stress to its political union because, after all, it's always about the money.

Here's the inside story on how this could play out, and a way we can profit amid the confusion...

Desperation in the Eurozone Is a Profit Play for Us

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On September 4, the European Central Bank lowered the interest rate on its main refinancing operations by 10 basis points to 0.05%. In addition, the interest rate on its marginal lending facility was reduced by 10 basis points to 0.30% and the interest rate on its deposit facility was reduced by 10 basis points as well to -0.20%.

These rate cuts came as a bit of a surprise to the markets since only three months ago the central bank cut interest rates and was waiting for these cuts to stimulate economic growth.

Unfortunately, growth has slowed rather than jumped since then...

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Silver Prices This Week Fall Further, but Price Gains Are on the Horizon

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The news of rate cuts from the European Central Bank (ECB) is giving traders more reason to short the euro.

This looks like a further step toward large-scale quantitative easing in the Eurozone, and the euro is likely to see devaluation at the hands of inflationary cues from the ECB.

Here’s how you should play this currency…

The Biggest Takeaway from the European Central Bank Rate Cut? Short the Euro

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The news of rate cuts from the European Central Bank (ECB) is giving traders more reason to short the euro.

This looks like a further step toward large-scale quantitative easing in the Eurozone, and the euro is likely to see devaluation at the hands of inflationary cues from the ECB.

Here’s how you should play this currency…

Stock Market Today Will Move on GDP Numbers and Eurozone QE Talk

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Stock market today, August 28, 2014: This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department revised second-quarter GDP upward to 4.2% growth, while jobless claims slipped to 298,000 for last week.
Last week, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi affirmed his commitments to Eurozone QE. Despite the optimism, many analysts remain divided on whether the ECB will act as soon as next week or wait until some point in the fall.

Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…

Why to Short the Euro in 2014

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The euro is readying for a substantial devaluation at the hands of oncoming monetary and fiscal stimulus.

But don't think the euro bears haven't already thought of that, as the currency has lost 5.3% since its peaks in May.

Here’s why the euro is worth a short, but also why you should wait before you dive in…