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  1. From Barron’s, February 16, 2015 (Part 2)


    Sat, 14 Feb 2015

    stocks from 11 countries with the cheapest valuations based on Shillers CAPE ratio. Some of the lowest CAPE ratios are found in PIIGS : Greece 2.8, Portugal 7.7, Italy 9.6, Ireland 11, Spain 11 [vs 27 for the US]. Pg 43: The DC piece highlight

  2. Investors: 6 Nations Beat U.S.


    Wed, 13 Aug 2014

    Korea offers a better prospect for investment than North Korea should not be in doubt. That Northern Europe is better than the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) is only slightly less obvious. Historical returns certainly seem to favor

  3. Decent Bond Yields: In 5 Years


    Mon, 16 Jun 2014

    numbers. Growth in the Euro Zone remains sluggish, restraining inflationary-pressures, amidst relief that the basket case PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) did not implode in the 2008-2009 credit crisis. Unemployment across Europe

  4. When PIIGS Fly!


    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    The PIIGS are starting to fly. PIIGS is an acronym that refers to the peripheral European countries that ..... financial crisis. Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain (the PIIGS ) are transitioning from being global concerns to global contributors

  5. When PIIGS Fly!


    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    This is the best of a so-so group of balanced mutual funds run by the same managers.

  6. From Barron’s, March 3, 2014 (Part 2)


    Sat, 1 Mar 2014

    say that everything is fine so long as the Fed is accommodative, and the yield curve is not inverted, so party on! Even the PIIGS [ that is a first reference to the acronym in a DJ media paper in a long time; has Rupert gone to sleep or lost his powers

  7. Time to Be Bullish on Europe


    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    2%), Italy (0.9%), Greece (minus 1%) and Spain (0.5%) – affectionately known as “ PIIGS .” The bad news is that the PIIGS paid a high price for this relative correction, as all five economies shrunk in 2013 as of Sept. 30

  8. A Surprising Way to Play a Europe Rally


    Thu, 15 Aug 2013

    concentrated in Europe, namely in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland, four of the five members of the group formerly known as the PIIGS . Fiscal drag happens when a government’s net fiscal position doesn’t cover the desired net savings of the private economy

  9. Europe: Opportunity of a Generation


    Mon, 19 Nov 2012

    sovereign debt soared across several Eurozone countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – the so-called “ PIIGS ”), it quickly became apparent that monetary union without fiscal union among 17 countries with disparate social, political

  10. Of Irish and Fiscal Cliffs


    Mon, 29 Oct 2012

    how it’s possible to tackle them. Ireland, which requested a bailout in 2010 and was considered one of the Eurozone “ PIIGS ” (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) who got stuck in the 2008-2009 economic muck, has been working to clean

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