The one, consistent bright spot in Europe has been the strength in the German economy.  The question now is whether that strength is waning.  If so, it would likely further complicate efforts to resolve the issues facing Greece and other peripheral countries.  Germany’s economy has been making progress behind the scenes for some time now.  Does this provide any lessons for the US?  In today’s screencast a look at the Germany economy.

Items mentioned in the above screencast:

Germany has a very different employment situation than the US.  (Economix)

Is the German economy at risk of double-dipping?  (Money Game)

German exports are slowing.  (The Source)

Lessons learned from the transformation of the German economy.  (NYTimes)

Daily price chart of the iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG).  (Finviz)