Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.
Thanks to higher oil prices and a gradually improving U.S. economic outlook, the Canadian dollar is riding high.
Research in Motion's Chief Marketing Officer Keith Pardy will be leaving the company for personal reasons, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
With data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a division of the Department of Energy, CNBC.com took a look at the countries that produce the most crude oil on a daily basis.
With gasoline prices at $4 a gallon, it's clear we should double down on our oil war strategy, but this time go after reserves that aren’t so far away—Canada.
The Canadian dollar has room to rise - but not because of spiking oil prices.
Oil could hit $220 a barrel if "Libya and Algeria were to halt oil production together," analysts at Nomura investment bank predicted.
Canada has been a popular place for investors to safely invest, but the "Fast Money" traders suggest that may be changing.
"Higher oil is by definition going to be a drag on spending and the economy and the uncertainty the middle-east crisis is creating is bad news for sentiment," Simon Derrick, head of currency research at BNY Mellon, said.
The planned purchase by the German Deutsche Boerse of the NYSE Euronext fits in with Rep. Ron Paul’s support of globalization and free markets, the congressman told CNBC Wednesday.
Currency and commodities trader Dennis Gartman addresses how the Egyptian protests may impact oil, and how to trade it.
The rare earth story jumped to front pages in 2010. China dominates the market for the arcane metals, which are vital to technology products. Which companies, though, can fill that need, now that China has begun to limit exports?
In a slow trading week, the talk and news on rare earths has been fast and furious. Reports of China limiting exports have roiled several stocks in the space. On Tuesday, Molycorp touched a new high of $55.22 before dropping about $8, erasing about $300 million in market cap.
Why he thinks it's important to have at least one international stock in your portfolio.
The Bank of Nova Scotia is sometimes praised for having a nearly perfect record with its investments in the United States. But it is the only one of Canada’s five large banks that has largely avoided the American market, the New York Times reports.
The president and CEO of TD Bank Group, Ed Clark, told CNBC Tuesday that the acquisition of Chrysler Financial will add $100 million to its earnings in 2012, then north of that in 2013.
You thought the tax debate in Congress this week was about extending the Bush tax cuts, right? Or unemployment insurance? It’s also about a long list of smaller tax provisions that have been salted into the bill, unrelated provisions that benefit special interests.
A year ago, almost no one knew a rare earth element from a rare coin. Today, rare earths are a global story—and a global investment opportunity.
Some of the loudest advocates for immediate action to end our fossil fuel addiction are also those pushing the most offensive carbon drug of all — coal.
The estimate by General Motors Co. of bringing in $11 billion to $13 billion mid-cycle before taxes in the upcoming IPO is on-target, a former company vice chairman, Robert Lutz, told CNBC Wednesday.