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Will Greece receive the long-awaited bailout package on Monday? How will markets react? Until the markets reopen, it’s time to enjoy some long term forex-related articles. Here are my picks for this weekend. Enjoy!

Yet again, QE3 is fading away. While Bernanke might quite soft, his colleagues are a bit more reluctant, and do recognize the improvements in the economy. Indeed, the US job market continued improving. Not everybody agrees.

  • Kathy Lien analyzes the performance of EUR/USD during election years.
  • Larry Greeneberg says that a Greek default is now seen as an acceptable gamble to many.
  • Mish pours cold water on US jobs – reports that 24% of small businesses aren’t hiring because they may be out of business in a year from now.
  • Cardiff Garcia finds some overlooked gems in the FOMC meeting minutes.
  • Mike Kulej asks: Which option will Greece choose?
  • Andiry Moraru has a poll about the actual existence of the euro zone.
  • James Woolley checks out the tightly packed EMAs in GBP/USD and sees a big move coming.
  • Francesc Riverola  releases the full list of nominees for the Forex Best Awards 2012. Forex Crunch has been nominated for the best fundamental analysis. Voting begins on February 20th and ends on March 2nd.
  • Elan Mendel reports that the CFTC may shift enforcement staff to Dodd-Frank Oversight.
  • Michael Greenberg reports that several brokers have been under a DDOS attack, and are assessing the damage.
  • Nathan Tucci lists 5 reasons why “standard risk” doesn’t make sense.

Here are some long term articles published this week on Forex Crunch:

That’s it. Have a great weekend!