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The summer ended with a blast: Greece returned to center stage, and the Non-Farm Payrolls kept speculation high for QE3. Before things accelerate in this feared September, the markets are currently closed. For some of you, it’s a long weekend. Here are my weekend reading picks. Enjoy!

The amazing thing with the Greek bailout(s) is that it is a mechanism for securing a crisis every quarter. Each time inspectors come to Athens, they discover that Greece missed its targets and the scrambling resumes.

  • Tracy Alloway dives deeper into the French banks’ funding issues. Leverage is very high.
  • Jim Leaviss compares the fates of Ireland and Iceland in getting out of banking troubles. Will Ireland get out of its trouble?
  • Emanuel from IPEZone provides an interesting interview with “Dr. Doom” Nouriel Roubini, which suggests some solutions in addition to his known  pessimism.
  • Larry Greenberg summarizes August in figures, with all the movers and shakers. It’s amazing how stable EUR/USD has been despite all the noise.
  • Clint Starr discusses forex social networks and asks: to join or not to join?
  • Andriy Moraru has an interesting poll: Is forex trading the easy way to earn? There are quite a few options.
  • Michael Greenberg reports that ActForex will now offer integrated Binary Options in its  platform. For more about this field, see BO Crunch.
Here are some long term articles published on Forex Crunch this week:
Have a great weekend!