My incorrect prediction last year was that Italian bond yields would spike or someone would leave the Euro. I was wrong. Interest rates did get pretty scary. There was plenty of talk about Greece leaving the Euro.
But it didn’t happen.
How memories fade. Already, there are stories and quotes trying to downplay the very precarious position that existed for a time last year:
The euro as a currency has never been put in question
That was from former ECB chairman, Jean-Claude Trichet. Interesting that it was actually with his departure and new, rule-bending antics by the ECB to virtually finance sovereign EU nations in the face of founding charters that they must not, that interest rates came under control.