MarketsMuse.com Fixed Income Fix update is courtesy of extract from 06 April commentary from Mischler Financial Group’s “Quigley’s Corner”, Wall Street Letter’s 2015 winner of “Best Research-BrokerDealer.”
How Low Will Greece Go?
When one broaches the subject of German war reparations, it opens up perhaps modern civilization’s most sensitive human drama to one-sided debate. But when the cries come from the Hellenic Republic, it also points to an audacity on the part of Greece to hold back nothing for money. Is it a callous, cowardly blackmail of Germany or is it an appropriate claw-back provision? You be the judge, I am merely putting it out there. Last March, Alex Tsipras accused Germany of reneging on World War II compensation owed his nation by Germany which occupied his country from the year 1941 thru 1944. Angela Merkel’s office reiterated several times that Germany had made good on those payments – end of story! Clearly a case to stir up emotions against Germany and to garner support from laggard nations like France and Italy to secure additional financial recompense and negotiation leverage for the nearly bankrupt Greece. Continue reading