Beware the ides of June!


(Speaking of the Hegelian dialectic …)

Greece Says That It Will Default On June 5th, And Moody’s Warns Of A ‘Deposit Freeze’

Michael Snyder, on May 20th, 2015

The Greek government says that a “moment of truth” is coming on June 5th.  Either their lenders agree to give them more money by that date, or Greece will default on a 300 million euro loan payment to the IMF.  Of course it won’t technically be a “default” according to IMF rules for another 30 days after that, but without a doubt news that Greece cannot pay will send shockwaves throughout the financial world.  At that point, those holding Greek bonds will start to panic as they realize that they might not get paid as well.  All over Europe, there are major banks that are holding large amounts of Greek debt and derivatives that are related to the performance of Greek debt.  If something is not done to avert disaster at the last moment, a default by Greece could be the spark that sets off a major European financial crisis this summer. …

(On the one hand, we should know what will happen on June 5 at least a week before-hand. On the other, as it says above, it’s not really a default for another 30 days after June 5; and it may take time beyond that for enough of the threads holding things together to snap before things really give way. … and it may not.)

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