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Greek Debt Crisis

What a Government Shutdown Could Mean for Your Investments

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A government shutdown is looming in the background if lawmakers on Capitol Hill can't emerge from the August recess willing to keep the government funded before an Oct. 1 deadline.

So, how would a government shutdown affect the stock market?

Perhaps not too much, but the implications of such a budget standoff run much deeper...

What Happened in the Greek Stock Market Today?

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What happened in the Greek stock market today was a good indication of the floundering confidence in the struggling Hellenic Republic.

The Athens Stock Exchange today crashed as much as 22.9% before it recovered and closed down 16.4%.

So, with what happened in the Greek stock market today, does that mean it's time to buy Greek stocks on the cheap and wait for a bounce?

Greek Bailout Will Feed the Joint EU-NATO Energy Empire

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The Greek bailout is the latest exercise in a geopolitical ploy to expand European business interests and reinforce North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) doctrine.

The only logical conclusion to this point is that this Greek bailout and the two preceding it were never about helping Greece repay.

The Greek debt crisis is about way more than just Greece or holding together the Eurozone...

The Greek Vote and What It Means for the Energy Sector

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The energy sector is about to be rocked by the Greek vote. Because whether European creditors like it or not, to avoid contagion to the rest of Europe, they'll need a contemporary version of the Brady Bonds that allowed emerging market countries to refinance defaulted debt some four decades ago.

What happens next will fill the streets of Greek cities with angry citizens who voted a resounding "No" barely two weeks ago.

Here's how the aftershocks of the Greek vote will be felt throughout the energy sector...

Five Ways to Profit from the Greek Debt Crisis

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Today we're setting you up with five spectacular ways to profit from the Greek Debt Crisis and any other sell-offs that just might come our way.

Because all the market swooning and soaring we've seen over the past couple of weeks are part of a long-term trend.

And we don't want anyone missing out on an opportunity to profit...

We Have Tsipras and Merkel to Thank for This Market-Crushing Profit Play

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Greek banks were hanging onto a cliff's edge by their fingernails when Greek and European parliaments and finance ministers debated the future of Greece within Europe.

But less than a week after the referendum that said "???!" (No!) to more austerity, Prime Minister Tsipras had already betrayed that vote, proposing considerable cuts in exchange for yet another lifeline.

That is just where our can-kicking profit opportunity lies...

Recent Greek Bailout a Sign of Political Crisis and Syriza Failure

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It's hard to imagine a situation where this most recent 86 billion euro ($94.1 billion) Greek bailout will succeed where the first 110 billion euro ($120.4 billion) Greek bailout in 2010 failed.

Or where the second 130 billion euro ($142.2 billion) Greek bailout in 2012 also failed.

Here's what is going to happen with this recent round of funding, and what is to become of Greece...

What Would a Grexit Mean for Investors?

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A new bailout bill has been negotiated for Greece and a "Grexit" has been averted.

For now.

So, what would a "Grexit" mean for investors? Here's how to prepare for what may very well be inevitable...

Why a Grexit Is Still Where the Greek Debt Crisis Is Headed

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Stocks around the world were in the green Monday as Greece agreed to the latest bailout - its third - and the threat of an immediate default and "Grexit" from the Eurozone faded.

Or so goes the thinking.

But the problems at the root of the Greek debt crisis have in no way been "solved."

Here's why a Grexit is the only way out - and why EU leaders fear it so much...

What Will Happen to Greece Now After the New Greek Bailout?

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Markets are breathing a sigh of relief now that Greece has negotiated a new bailout plan with its Eurozone creditors.

But, what will happen to Greece now? We've seen the results of years of austerity and it's not pretty.

And with this latest bailout round, is doesn't look like it's going to get any better...

Why This Week's Market Overreaction Won't Affect Energy Demand

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Some days you just want to crawl back into bed and pull up the covers. Wednesday was certainly one of them.

Greece has until Sunday to be saved from financial oblivion, and the Chinese stock market looks like it has come unglued. On top of these crises, the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading for over three hours Wednesday because of a "technical" glitch.

But none of this will have any effect on energy demand. Here's why...

Inside the Greece Crisis: Can Greece Exit the Euro?

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The Eurozone and the Greek people are wondering what happens if Greece exits the euro.

The conventional wisdom is that Greece would abandon the euro, adopt the drachma, and then work to devalue it to boost export competitiveness and grow the economy.

The reality is not so simple...

Protect Your Wealth from Greek Fears

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The recent disquiet over Greece has been threatening the markets and dominating the headlines, but the best course of action for investors right now is to view it as more noise than signal.

The Greek situation has taken years to play out, and the levels of non-hedged global exposure to Greek debt have been drastically reduced since 2010. There has also been plenty of time to mitigate the risk of contagion that could result from a Greek default or even an exit from the euro.

Read more here...

What Happens If Greece Exits the Euro?

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The Eurozone and the Greek people are wondering what happens if Greece exits the euro.

The conventional wisdom is that Greece would abandon the euro, adopt the drachma, and then work to devalue it to boost export competitiveness and grow the economy.

The reality is not so simple...

Greek Vote Could Mean Short-Term Chaos

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Yesterday Keith sat down on FOX News while the markets roiled and distilled a very simple message about what's going wrong in Greece.

It's not primarily a political problem; it's a mathematical one. And until Greece - and an alarming number of Western governments, including the U.S. - realize that, the chaos will only continue.

Watch Keith here as he offers a valuable breakdown of Greece's woes and calmly summarizes the problem, just as he does regularly here at Money Morning...

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