“This has to be the most well-telegraphed, and now inevitable, national bankruptcy that I have seen in my 45-year career.”

John Mauldin

John Mauldin, the best-selling author, analyst, and financial writer is one of my favorite advisors on the global economy and the global macro marketplace.

A major sovereign debt crisis is looming in the Eurozone right now, as the Year of Political Hell approaches in 2017. From BREXIT to President-Elect Trump to the Italian Referendum NO Vote, the outlook for the sinking Eurocurrency and European Union is cloudy at best and potentially catastrophic looking ahead into the new year.

Investors need to pay attention to the rising crisis in Italy and the systemic risk it presents to all global investors, including US investors. You can be sure that with Trump-mania in full bloom and investor complacency near an all-time high, the near term risks to global stock and bond portfolios is significant.

If you haven’t read his recent column on the Italy’s impending bankruptcy, it is worth a read: JOHN MAULDIN: Brace Yourself For Italy’s Bankruptcy


Kirk D. Bostrom, Founder and Managing Partner

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