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Charles Payne's Market Commentary
The Cautionary Tale of Greece for America
7/2/2015 - What another roller coaster ride in the market that’s mirrored by mixed signals from Greece? In the end, stocks rebounded to a certain degree, but for the most part, anxiety is still elevated. This is the most amazing economic-suicide mission I have ever witnessed and it’s being played out on the world stage.
So, now what…if there’s a “no” vote to austerity, how does Greece survive? Here’s a tweet I received yesterday. Sadly, it was meant in jest, but how will Greece survive if they go it...
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