Markets are looking a bit indecisive this morning in the U.S., with futures markets pointing to a slightly higher open despite a strong midday rally taking place overseas. The FTSE 100 index is trading 1.4% higher as of this writing. Asian markets were mixed overnight, with the Hang Seng down 0.6% and the Nikkei booking a slight gain on the day.
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Tired of the incessant noise from overseas? It's about to get much louder over the next month as Greece prepares for elections to take place on June 17. The election will be crucial for the fate of Greece as the left-wing Syriza party and the conservative New Democracy party battle to form a majority government. Greek default is looking increasingly inevitable, but a Syriza victory would likely put a nail in the coffin and divert attention to countries like Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and even Italy. With their respective GDPs five and seven times larger than that of Greece, a crisis in Spain or Italy could be disastrous for the weakened European economy.
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