Sunday, November 11, 2012

Monday: Veterans Day

by Bill McBride on 11/11/2012 08:21:00 PM

• Bond markets and banks will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. The stock market will be open.

• 4:00 AM ET: Eurozone Finance Ministers Meeting

On Greece, from the Financial Times: Greece battles to avert €5bn default

Greece is battling to raise funds to avoid defaulting on a €5bn debt repayment this week ...

The country’s debt management office has announced plans to cover the full amount through a treasury bill auction on Tuesday, but Greek banks expected to buy the issue can only raise about €3.5bn of collateral acceptable to the European Central Bank ...

Senior EU officials, however, said they remain doubtful a deal can be struck at Monday’s meeting of finance ministers in Brussels ...
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From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: the S&P futures are down 1 and DOW futures are slightly down.

Oil prices are down slightly with WTI futures at $85.96 per barrel and Brent at $109.03 per barrel. Gasoline prices have been falling.

Summary for Week Ending Nov 9th
Schedule for Week of Nov 11th

Two more questions this week for the November economic prediction contest (Note: You can now use Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID to log in).