Greek government bond yields have surged to over 16% in recent days. If Germany doesn’t step into to save the Greeks, a default is not out of the question. But the larger problems for Europe are the risk of contagion. Bond yields on other overly indebted euro-area countries are now surging. Portugal is the market’s next target. Yields on short government debt have surged 230 basis points in a matter of weeks.
Jeremy Jones, CFA
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