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  • NYSE Trader

    Stocks started May on a softer footing, in a day of mixed signals from markets.

  • Career Fair

    Robust earnings reports and new money from fund managers may put a bounce into stocks at the start of the week, but the focus will quickly turn to economic news, especially Friday's April jobs report.

  • Royal Wedding Masks Shaken UK Confidence Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:40 AM ET

    Shops have been filled with Union flags and all sorts of memorabilia ahead of the royal wedding, but the British may not be buying as much as retailers hope.

  • Risk Is On and Asia Is Up Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 8:46 AM ET

    Remember how Standard & Poor's rattled everybody by going negative on U.S. debt? Currency traders are so over that. Your daily FX Fix, right here.

  • S&P Goes Negative and Finland is Frightening Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's lowered its outlook on the United States, kiwis fell, and Finland is frightening euro traders. Time for your Monday morning FX Fix.

  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

  • Should ECB Be Applauded for Raising Rates? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    Many people will applaud the ECB for having the guts and finding the room to re-establish it's inflation-fighting credibility and to step in where the Fed can not because of the state of the American housing market.

  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the ECB's decision to raise rates a quarter point, which some say was long overdue and others say could seriously endanger the recovery. Simon Hobbs & Rick Santelli weigh in.

  • ECB v. Fed     Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing whether the ECB is jumping the gun and the Fed is lagging, with Keith McCullough, CEO, Hedgeye Risk Management. For places like Portugal, Greece and Ireland, he says, things will end badly.

  • United States Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve is on a different monetary planet to the rest of the world, according to Credit Suisse UK Economist Robert Barrie.

  • Troubles in Portugal and Spain aren't keeping the euro down, but anemic retail sales are doing a number on the British pound — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Sterling Outlook for the Pound, Strategist Says Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    The British pound is weaker today, but watch out: an interest rate hike is still likely, and the pound will eventually rise, says this strategist.

  • Euros Are Sagging and Finland Is Foot-Dragging Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    The euro's rise has stalled as traders focus on the roadblocks in front of a resolution to the debt crisis - including, yes, Finland. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • British Rate Hike in May Highly Likely, Strategist Says Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    The Bank of England held interest rates steady on Thursday, but consensus is building that a hike will come in May, says this strategist.

  • Europe Is Gloomy and the Land Down Under is Down, Too Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    Euro traders are glum ahead of the EU summit, and rate cuts sting in New Zealand. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Goldman Sachs' Victory Lap Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Prepare for a victory lap at 200 West Street: Goldman Sachs has rejoined the ranks of respectability.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    With investors focused more on monetary policy than economic growth, the U.S. dollar is suffering. And absent a major crisis that sends investors scurrying for safety, there may be more weakness by the end of the year, say currency strategists.

  • The Swiss Franc Is Hot, The Dollar Is Not Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Switzerland spells safety - for now - and the European Central Bank is scolding political leaders. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Stronger than expected retail sales in Britain have traders expecting more inflationary pressure, and they're doing some shopping of their own - for the pound.

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