In Greece, Pay Attention to Banks and the Bond Sale

Author: Frank Holmes
Date Posted: May 1, 2014 Read time: 2 min

Frank Holmes and Portfolio Manager Tim Steinle talk with Wall St. Daily’s Robert Williams about the country that has recently made a comeback in the emerging markets space – Greece.

Frank and Tim comment on the significance of Greece’s return to the bond market after four years, and how the expectation for economic growth in the country is ultimately changing its lending landscape. The banks in Greece have also recapitalized, consolidating to four major names.

Listen to the interview now to hear which of these bank names have recently been added to the U.S. Global Investors Emerging Europe Fund (EUROX) and to hear the full discussion on why Greece is demanding the market’s attention.


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