Euro loses again

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Euro can’t even win for losing

‘GIF’ beat out ‘Eurogeddon’ and ‘YOLO’ among others as Oxford’s word of the year. I’m surprised ‘Grexit’ wasn’t on the list.

I predict my very own ‘Spainnihilation‘ makes a strong push in 2013. So far Oxford hasn’t picked up on it but they have noted the hapless Spailout, Spanic and the dreadful Itexit.

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  1. I’ve been throwing around Spailout (Spanish bailout) and austerifail (austerity fail).

  2. some asian accounts selling into 1.2728 earlier today

  3. Spailout isn’t that bad, I guess.

  4. US word was ‘GIF’ but the UK word was ‘omnishambles':

  5. So when U.S. stocks are tanking (again) and the Euro is holding steady while the USD/JPY remains under pressure and there is no Euro negative news to report…. well you just invent a Euro negative headline for the hell of it. I mean really.

  6. Go easy ib, just havin’ a little bit of fun. Would you like me to write about a fake rumor that Spain is asking for a bailout so the euro can go up for you?

  7. Didn’t hear that rumour, and quite frankly I don’t see the Spanish bailout (rumoured or otherwise) as Euro positive. I don’t understand why some people in the market see it as a positive…

  8. P.S. Any particular reason for the late sell off in U.S. stocks?

  9. I didn’t come on any news

  10. Neither did I, that’s why I asked. So just negative market dynamics… this could get interesting in a very bad way. :-(

  11. Hey Adam, I’m writing you an email as I post this also, but I’m surprised I’ve never seen or heard ‘Grefault’ or ‘Greefault’. And I can hear the French saying it in my head, “Greefough”. ‘Spainnihilation’ is the best one I’ve heard because it takes it so far, haha, to a new level. It sounds like what Germany would say to Spain in a ‘Mortal Kombat WW III: The EMU Unties Itself’ game, right after a perfect victory or something, lol.

  12. Adam, time to sell off risk currencies?

  13. lol. Thanks Zach. It has the sound ‘Spain’ in it, unlike the others. I need to hire a savvy PR agency to get it out there, Mad Men style.

  14. Sell-off is due to the usual…..Federal budget debate….it`ll be the trading day theme for a while. It overshadowed the rally off the back of retailers….no one seems to want to own anything but the Dollar and treasuries overnight


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