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Friday, February 20, 2009

Features of the week

Get set for our, "Features of the week".

1. European stocks fall to nearly six-year lows.

2. Roubini says Europe's banking system faces growing risks.

3. Fear of US bank nationalization drives debt insurance higher.

4. Dow breaks through its November lows; all eyes on S&P 500.

5. Comment: The end of Swiss banking secrecy?

6. Buffet's Berkshire hits five-year low on derivatives worries.

7. Gold hits record against Euro on fears of Zimbabwe-nomics.

8. Frank Barbera charts discretionary spending and the art market.

9. Banks' latest writedown woe - their art.

10. Ron Paul on reinstating the draft and forced "volunteerism".

11. Home loans in the US: the biggest racket since Capone?

12. Rick Santelli calls for a "Chicago Tea Party" in July.

13. Baseball and the financial markets have a lot in common.

14. Roma bear brunt of Hungary's downturn.

15. Judge orders new probe into Russian journalist's death.

16. Niall Ferguson on "The Axis of Upheaval".

Have a great weekend, and thanks for checking in with Finance Trends Matter (click to subscribe to our RSS feed). We'll see you all next week!