News Links: The ECB’s back-door bail-out for Italy, Spain, Belgium, and… France?


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 on BBC World News, CNBC Television, Business News Network, CBC, Fox Television and RT Television. 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.


  1. EDP says:

    A week ago I asked for your near term opinion….thats the “opinion” that buys groceries. No answer. Near term is corporal……thats where we live as carbon entities. I am dissapointed…I contributed to your fund raiser yet the “long” view…though meritorious keeps you out of the blood and tears of the line of scrimmage. its “safe” and diplomatic and not helpful near term. Sorry…points down for you. You split when near term it got confusing…………

    • EDP, I am still in semi-vacation mode so i’m sorry for not having responded. What was your question about the near term?  If it’s about equities, I would say Europe is better priced than the US and that the potential for a benign outcome in the sovereign debt crisis favours an overweight Europe position.