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Banking on Europe

The Fed sent a gusher of cheaper dollars to European banks. Robert Samuelson tells us what this means.

E.U. Time to Shine

100518bokloresYesterday Germany outlawed naked shortselling. I looked it up, it has nothing to do with day trading at home in your underwear.  In most short selling you have to borrow the security you are shorting and then return it at the hoped for lower price.  With a naked short you don’t even borrow the the security. The euro responded to the new rule by falling to a 4 year low. The E.U. is on the hook for a trillion dollar bailout and Paul Volker says a breakup is possible.