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  • $100 Oil? Here's What To Do In The Currency Markets Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    The turmoil in the Middle East has oil prices on a roll. Here's a plan for currency investors.

  • Death, Debt, and Politics in Libya Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 10:50 AM ET
    Protests in Libya

    The madness in Libya has escalated beyond the level seen in Egypt—even during its darkest hours, just prior to the fall of the Mubarak regime.

  • Busch: ‘Risk-Off’ Danger Zone for the Year Begins Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    A youth with an Egyptian flag painted on his face stands in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

    The global financial markets are beginning to show signs of distress and volatility after an exceptional strong rally in US equities and global risk.

  • Saudi Oil Minister to CNBC: We Will Protect Supply Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
    Suez Canal

    Saudi Arabia will not allow any supply disruptions from the Middle East to impact global supplies of oil, the oil-rich country's deputy oil minister told CNBC Tuesday.

  • All In All, A Good Day For A Safe Haven Or Two Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 8:53 AM ET

    Libyan unrest is boosting the dollar, and a European Central Bank hawk is helping the euro. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Buy Oil, Not US Stocks: Marc Faber Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:55 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Oil prices could make further gains but US stocks could be set for a difficult year, Marc Faber, the author the closely-watched Gloom, Boom and Doom report, said in an interview.

  • History Suggests Higher Oil = Risk Off: Analyst Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:11 AM ET

    "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.

  • Brent Hits 2-1/2 Year High on Libya Export Concerns Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Supporters of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi hold his pictures as they take part in a pro-government rally in Tripoli on February 17, 2011 as the country faced a nationwide "Day of Anger" called by opposition cyber activists.

    Clashes in oil producer Libya sent benchmark Brent crude to 2-1/2-year highs on Monday above $105 a barrel on fears that supplies to Western countries could be disrupted, while U.S. prices rallied by more than $4.

  • Will the Euro Crisis Strike Back? Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    If previous EU responses to the euro crisis are any guide, investors should not be expecting a highly-coordinated, shock-and-awe approach like those we have seen from the US authorities.

  • The uprisings in the Middle East have been in part blamed on soaring food prices but one market watcher told CNBC those states with huge oil wealth should be better able to keep their people appeased by subsidizing food prices and other incentives.

  • Hunger Stalks Risk-On Trade: Analyst Monday, 21 Feb 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    corn kernels and soya bean

    The risk-on trade that has driven equities and commodity prices since the Federal Reserve started talking about the second round of quantitative easing last year is under threat from inflation, one analyst warned Monday.

  • China Tries to Stamp Out ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 | 1:49 PM ET

    Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a "Jasmine Revolution," with only a handful of people joining protests apparently modeled on the pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East.

  • Turmoil in the Middle East: Will Saudi Arabia be Next? Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    With the recent turmoil across North Africa and the Gulf, investors are now becoming increasingly concerned that the ‘political contagion,’ as the wave of upheaval has come to be known, may flow over into Saudi Arabia as well.

  • NYSE trader

    The S&P is now up 6.8 percent for the year, and analysts and traders keep watching for the pullback that just doesn't seem to come. Turmoil in the Middle East, recurring sovereign debt concerns in Europe and now the idea of inflation all hang over markets.

  • Commodities Next Week     Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets, including violence in Bahrain and a potential spillover into neighboring Saudi Arabia. She also looks at the growing demand in the silver market, as well as other metals.

  • What's Fueling Oil's Wild Disconnect?     Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Discussing the unrest in Bahrain and some momentum plays in oil, with John Kilduff, Again Capital; Daniel Dicker, independent oil trader/TheStreet.com and CNBC's Yousef Gamal El Din.

  • Egyptian anti-government protesters celebrate at Cairo's Tahrir Square after president Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

    If Saudi Arabia begins to appears vulnerable, in the least, to publicly expressed internal discontent, $100 oil will look cheap in a hurry!

  • Protests Turn Violent     Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 7:23 PM ET

    Bahrain uses deadly force to crush a pro-Democracy protest, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Crude Prices: Is the Brent-WTI Spread Unwinding? Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 6:39 PM ET

    Mideast tensions are growing. Technical levels are being breached. And there’s a long weekend ahead. All reasons for traders to cover short positions on oversold oil futures and take profits on positions that have skyrocketed over the past few weeks.

  • Bahrain Crushes Protest Camp, Locks Down Capital Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 1:55 PM ET
    Bahraini army tanks take position near Pearl Square in Manama.

    Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed.