Another day, another headline about a potential Greek exit from the eurozone. The “negotiations” between European leaders and Greece over the past few days have ended in (sometimes quite bitter) stalemates, and Greece is running out of time to secure their next bailout. They owe the International Monetary Fund €1.53 billion by June 30,1 and it does not appear as though they have the cash needed to pay up.
So what does this mean for investors and your portfolios?
If Greece does not strike a deal with other members of the eurozone very soon, it could mean a messy exit from the currency bloc and could have rippling effects on Europe and the global economy. As investors, it is one thing to think about how Greece’s economy would fare on its own without the support of Europe (might not be too pretty), and entirely another to mull the rippling effects that a “Grexit” could have on the rest of the world.