The Weekend Essentials

Here’s some essential reading before markets open on Monday morning, provided by high5finance.

Top Stories:

* Market Outlook: More Earnings With Wary Eye On Fed, Greece

*  Financial-Reform Bill Drama Near Final Act

* G-20 Fails to Reach Specific Pact

* Greece Asks EU, IMF  for €45 Billion Bailout

* Greek Bailout May Not Ease Investor Angst

* Belgium catapulted into fresh chaos as PM resigns

* Governments Will ‘Bankrupt Us’: Marc Faber

* Euro Smackdown, Round 2

* Greeks Call For Referendum On IMF Bailout, Call Austerity “Barbaric Attack”

Latest News:

* Goldman Sachs shareholders sue execs

* FDIC shuts down 7 banks in Illinois

* Australia Tightens Foreign Property Ownership Rules

* New-Home Sales in U.S. Jump 27%

* Administration reduces bailout cost estimate

* Dollar Rises Versus Yen

* Oil rises after new home sales surge

* U.K. Recovery Loses Its Momentum

Latest Blog Posts:

* Econotwist’s Blog: Planes Forced To Change Destination Due To Ash Treath

* Greek bailout will cause global risk aversion

* Seeking Alpha: Too Big to Fail: Time for a Controlled Demolition

* Zero Hedge: For Those About To Swap (We Salute You)

* The Huffington Post: Financial Reform at a Crossroads

* Wall St. Cheat Sheet: Will the Oil Rig Explosion Help the Nuclear Energy Push?

* The Euobserver: Writing is resistance

* China Financial Markets: Chinese savings and the wealth effect

Latest Analysis:

* Missed the Rally? There’s Still Time

* What’s Really Behind the Jump In Sales of New Homes

* Be Wary of Market Indicators

* Are Flows Or Fundamentals Driving Stocks Higher?

* Why the Pound May Be a Good Buy

* The Right Tools for a Systemic Risk Regulator

Recommended Reading:

* Moore Capital’s Bacon Forecasts Further Euro Weakness, Bear Market in U.S.

* An Unprecedented Look Inside Hedge Funds

* Meet the New Goldman Derivatives Business

* Larry Summers Opens Mouth, Proves All His Critics Are Correct

* The Limited Potential of New Financial Regulations

* Marijuana Lobby: All Grown Up

* How credit watchdogs fueled the crisis

* Even Bernanke Sees Trouble Ahead

* Markets Brace for Greek Default

Video Reports:

* Iceland: Latest Video Reports

* Medvedev About Obama’s Men: “I Don’t Want To Offend Anyone”

* Fears Uncontrolled Crisis In Europe

* Weekend Tea Party Rally In The U.S.

* U.S. Debt: Not Much Better Than Greek

* FED With A Fake Mustache

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