With the VIX Index so tame, traders are looking for fear in the market and not finding it.
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports Europe reacted positively on the Fed's decision to taper and finished the day in rally mode.
The dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve announced its long-awaited first cut in its bond-buying program.
With the budget and the taper set, the issue is how much of a traditional "Santa Claus rally" markets can expect.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors react to the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low rates and reduce its asset buying program.
Dhiren Sarin, chief technical strategist at Barclays, says the yen is set to continue weakening.
Following the Federal Reserve's decision to taper its bond buys, the dollar rose against the euro before reversing, with the euro now higher.
If the VIX is a fear indicator, the slight upward slope suggests the market isn't particularly worried about the taper now.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels and the warning in oil services.
The Fed put is still very much alive. That, bulls argue, will be a major underpinning for stocks in 2014.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as unemployment in the United Kingdom drops to its lowest rate in nearly five years.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, discusses the best currency trades amid the possibility of a small taper today.
Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks the USD will move structurally higher in 2014.
The dollar drifted higher on Tuesday, trading in narrow ranges, as investors continued to adjust positions ahead of this week's key decision on bond-buying by the Fed.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports Sweden cut interest rates due to deflationary forces, and Angela Merkel begins her third term as German chancellor.
Buybacks are good news, but the increase in share repurchases may not be as impressive as it seems.
JPMorgan Chase is banning the use of multidealer online chat rooms and the use of such chat rooms among staff for social purposes.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as inflation in the United Kingdom hits a four-year low.
The euro edged higher against the dollar on Monday after two days of losses, lifted by euro zone data showing business activity picked up, while uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's economic stimulus program kept investors wary of the greenback.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the telecom rally based on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger talk. Simon also touches on the struggles of the French economy.