The dollar rose on Friday, with traders looking beyond soft U.S. consumer-spending data.
Better-than-expected U.S. growth data lifted the dollar on Thursday as the euro fell amid worries about tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
Retailers are under pressure due to elevated promotions, nimble competitors and kids' preference of tech over clothes.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including questions about if the ECB will launch QE and the euro's gains were erased by Ukraine tensions
It's the biggest complaint of the trading community this year: where has all the volume gone?
The euro turned higher in choppy trading Wednesday as traders reacted to headlines that the ECB is unlikely to take new action early next week.
Alibaba filed an amended statement this morning ahead of its IPO, but investors are still waiting to see the terms.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe on Thursday, including speculation the ECB will not embark on quantitative easing.
Amidst the lightest volume of the year, exchange-traded funds associated with China, Turkey, South Africa, and Brazil are gathering steam.
Nobody knows exactly when Alibaba will hit the market, but the IPO is being foreshadowed by a growing paper trail.
Use of the Chinese yuan in Germany and the U.K. has doubled over the last year, as London and Frankfurt fight to become trading hubs.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, discusses whether Warren Buffett's reputation is at risk after his involvement in Burger King's acquisition of Tim Hortons and the debate over the tax implications of the deal.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says any form of quantitative easing by the ECB will not be the "magic bullet" to solve Europe's economic problems.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including expectations for the ECB to ease monetary policy next week.
The dollar softened on Tuesday while the euro further struggled on expectations of soft inflation data and more monetary easing.
Investors are trying to get the S&P 500 Index through 2000 again, but I'm not sure there is a catalyst to keep it there given the mixed data.
One analyst has warned of a crowded trade in the euro currency that could spell pain for some investors if not treated with caution.
Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says sterling has "a long way to go" to the upside against the euro as the Bank of England looks likely to be the first major central bank to hike interest rates.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including a rally for the euro zone after Mario Draghi signals stimulus and a rise for Italian stocks.
You'd never know there was a shaky economy in the U.S. by driving around San Francisco, or even driving north of the city.