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On The Lookout

James Swanson, Chief Investment Strategist, helps readers make sense of the markets by sharing what he learns along the way.

July 15, 2015

Our World After Greece

  • As Greece moves out of the headlines, what does the rest of the world look like?
  • Crude oil prices, still well off last year's highs, should be a boon to global growth.
  • I expect this cycle to progress as revenues and profits at large multinationals gain traction.
For months now, the Greek debt repayment saga has been front-page news. At long last, an agreement has been reached between the country and its creditors. Efforts to meet the conditions of this bailout deal will play out over the next few days and weeks, with economic and political consequences in Greece and across Europe.

If the past is any guide, this issue will probably resurface again, reminding investors everywhere of the long-running battle between creditors and over-indebted governments. But until then, we can get back to the business of understanding the economic cycle.