A segment on the Dutch news program Nieuwsuur prompted this post.
Earlier today, I was looking at 10-year yields and noticed Italy jumping to over 3.7%. As I write this, the yield is 3.713%. And that's up from a low of 1.633% in the past year. I believe it's the bond vigilantes that are going to force the Italian government to cave on its tete-a-tete with Brussels. It's only a question of timing.
But Italy is too big to fail. And I say that because an Italian politician in the Dutch TV segment...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.