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 

Banco Santander a Buy After $26B Write-Off

With many of its bad loans in the rearview mirror, Spain's Banco Santander sits on a diversified profit stream, solid capital position and attractive dividend. 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 

Best Mutual Fund for 2013: Vanguard International Growth

If you have been neglecting foreign stocks in your portfolio, Vanguard International Growth provides a path to foreign exposure for 2013. More 

Bailout Boosts Bullish Case on Spanish Banks

Approval of a Spanish bank bailout has sent companies like BBVA and SAN, with potentially even more upside ahead. More 

Look to Spanish Banks for a Year-End Rally

Sure, the problem with Spanish banks is that they're located in Spain, but a couple picks draw much of their business from Latin America. More