Italy

Italian Election Crisis Could be a Canary in a Coal Mine

Could the Italian election crisis foreshadow further Eurozone instability? We look to charts of the EWI from last spring and now for some insight. More 

U.S. Stocks Look Better After Cyprus Crunch

While the Cyprus bailout (and never-ending eurozone debt crisis) is hardly anything to cheer about, it's actually good news for U.S. stocks. Here's why. More 

Gold Climbs Amid Italy’s Election Uncertainty

Italian election results signaling a potential deadlock in parliament renewed fears over the eurozone's debt crisis, sending gold higher in Monday trading. More 

Italian Jitters Sink Stocks — Monday’s IP Market Recap

Worries about the outcome of Italy's national elections weighed heavily on European stocks Monday, and that worry bled over to U.S. indices. More 

Berlusconi’s Pressure Cooker Effect

If Berlusconi wins in Italy, I suspect the stabilization in eurozone sovereign debt markets helped by the ECB will come to an end. More 

Euro Woes Send Gold Up for Second Session

Gold rose slightly in Monday trading as concern over Spain and Italy pushed the euro down against the U.S. dollar and Chinese demand for the metal grew. More 

Europe’s Newest Problem: Getting Old

A look across the pond shows a declining working-age population in many of Europe's most important nations -- more bad news for companies who rely on the region. More