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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…

DJIA Today Dips on European Concerns; KATE and MNKD Plunge

DJIA today, July 12, 2014: U.S. stocks were in the red on Tuesday as concerns about the European markets affected investor sentiment. Geopolitical hot spots in Ukraine and in the Middle East have led to an increased emphasis on reducing exposure to risk.

Here are the rest of today's top stories:

YHOO, JPM, and GS Earnings Top Today's Wall Street News

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Wall Street news today, July 15, 2014: U.S. markets rallied on Monday as concerns over European debt subsided and investors took a more optimistic stance on second-quarter profit season. The financial sector led the charge ahead of their earnings this week. Today's futures were mixed as the markets prepare for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semiannual testimony before Congress.

Investors will also keep a close eye today on earnings reports from Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), among others.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

Stock Market News: DJIA Hits Another Record, BAC, JPM, and GS Lead Financial Sector

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Stock Market News, July 14, 2014: U.S. markets rallied on Monday as concerns over European debt subsided and investors took a more optimistic stance on second-quarter profit season. The financial sector led the charge ahead of their earnings this week. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) were all up more than 1% on the day.

Here are the top stock market news stories of the day:

Here's Why Gold Stocks Are on the Rise – Plus Three Picks That Will Benefit

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Gold stocks are poised for an upswing.

Just recently, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new policy to promote lending and, ultimately, inflation in the Eurozone. The move sent investors flocking to precious metals like gold and silver. And a recent election in April saw the seating of a new government in India. On account of the platforms of these new leaders, the Indian press has indicated to expect a considerable decrease in import duties.

With the upward pressure on gold prices, here are three gold stocks that can benefit from a potential price spike...

These U.S. Natural Gas Stocks Are Critical to the EU's New "Master Plan"

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The ongoing civil war in eastern Ukraine, along with the corresponding crisis between Kiev and Moscow, means that Russian gas supplies to the EU could be cut off again come September.

In 2009, the last time Russia said nyet to European natural gas deliveries, the continent barely survived one of the coldest winters in years. This time around, Europe's savior could be U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

And that's good news indeed for these natural gas stocks...

Eurozone Debt Crisis Exposes What EU Leaders Fear Most

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European Union leaders have seemingly changed their tune lately on how best to deal with the long-running Eurozone debt crisis.

Increasingly, EU politicians have been sounding the theme that economic growth - not Eurozone austerity - is the answer, and that deadlines set for reductions in public spending needed to be loosened.

It started about a month ago, with none other than European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

"While I think this policy [of austerity] is fundamentally right, I think it has reached its limits," Barroso said. "A policy to be successful not only has to be properly designed, it has to have the minimum of political and social support."

Shortly afterward, French Prime Minister Pierre Moscovici chimed in, "We're witnessing the end of the dogma of austerity."

Meanwhile, the European Commission seemed to confirm the policy shift when it recently extended the deadlines for most of the troubled EU nations to fix their budget deficits.

News headlines throughout Europe trumpeted the "end of austerity."

But what the EU leaders have really done is buy themselves more time by stretching out the Eurozone austerity policies - which are mostly still in place - over a longer period of time.

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Eurozone Risks Don't Rule Out These Solid Income Opportunities

Europe has a bigger combined economy than the US and we've been economic partners for decades. If things don't turnaround in Europe, the US revival will certainly falter.
Our chief investment strategist, Keith Fitz-Gerald, just got back from "across the pond" and answered some questions about the risks and opportunities unfolding in Europe right now.
He also brought back some great inflation-beating, solid income stocks...

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