To trade forex, gold, commodities, the stock market, and futures you need to be aware of how international strategic motivations affect market sentiment. Prices are driven by "groupthink" perceptions of the unknowable future. News is incomplete or manipulated. We try here to penetrate beneath the spin to understand how strategic interests, international politics, and strategic mistakes affect future sentiment, to forecast price trends.
Gikas Hardouvelis, the chief adviser to transitional Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, concludes that almost none of the government's reform efforts have been a success.
Privatisation, the sale of real estate, industry liberalisation, and the removal of anti-competitive restrictions have made little headway.