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  • Ultimate Contrarian Trade: Buy Euro Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    Contrarian traders are contemplating going long the Euro, which has been the market’s punching bag for the last month and one of the most successful shorts for hedged funds since housing.

  • As Stocks Struggle for Footing, Gold Pushes Higher Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 9:16 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Investors looking for clues about the markets cannot help but notice that gold is making another record high and that stocks are continuing to struggle.

  • “The current problems will be with us for 5 years or more and uncertainty is very high," Anthony Fry, senior managing director at Evercore Partners, told CNBC Monday.

  • The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Engaging in what I perceive as their only avenue to grow, Germany’s Finance Minister Schaueble and France’s PM Sarkozy made statements intimating that the weak Euro is not an issue for the country’s in the European Monetary Union.

  • Euro May Rise to $1.60 Due to Austerity: Economist Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 5:35 AM ET
    Euro bills in hand

    Austerity measures imposed by the euro zone will likely push the euro back towards $1.50 or even $1.60 but the European currency is unlikely to achieve the status of reserve currency, economist Warren Mosler, founder and principal of broker/dealer AVM, told CNBC.com Friday.

  • Want to Get out of Debt? Copy Canada: Jim O'Neill Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 4:51 AM ET
    Canadian flag

    As the rest of the world speculates which bank/country/continent will require another bailout, Canada serves as a “shining” example on how to escape the debt spiral, Jim O’Neill, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Crisis in Europe Could Affect US Growth Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET
    What's Next?

    Just how much the US economy will expand this year and next remains a question among economists—with the wild card being the impact of European turmoil on US growth.

  • Worst for European Banks is Behind: Strategist Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    The European Central Bank may have shocked the markets with its prediction that bank losses are likely to increase in the near-term, but other economists believe the worst is behind us, and that governments have the power to force banks to lend.

  • Euro to Go Under $1.20 'Almost Certainly': Gartman Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 8:44 AM ET
    Euro bills and U.S. dollars being exchanged

    The euro will drop even further against the dollar because Europe's problems will not be easy to solve, Dennis Gartman, author of "the Gartman Letter," told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Volatility to Dominate Stock Markets in June Too Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 7:03 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    After the worst May for the Dow Jones index since 1940, fueled by fears over Europe’s debt crisis, concerns over Chinese tightening and financial regulation, some were hoping for a better June.

  • Fears Rise in Europe Over Potential Deflation Monday, 31 May 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    If the European Central Bank has one monetary dragon it considers essential to slay, it is inflation.

  • How to Fix Europe: All or Nothing? Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 2:24 PM ET
    Euros at an angle

    The remedies being floated to fix Europe range from the mild to the extreme—it could be either a healthy dose of government intervention or surgery, so to speak, getting rid of some of the weaker euro-zone countries.

  • G'day Mate: The European Debt Crisis-An Aussie Explainer Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    I thought I understood how dire things were in Europe. Then I saw it explained by Clarke and Dawe. Troubling.

  • Farrell: The Terrifying and Ugly Truth About Corrections Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 12:18 PM ET

    Nobody knows the trouble I have seen.... With almost 40 years of experience you think I would be calmer when market turmoil hits. But I guess it's part of the human condition to forget the pain and remember the good times.

  • Morici: Who Needs The Euro Anyway? Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Euro coins

    Once upon a time, the European Economic Community-remember that quaint post-World War II institution-thrived without a single currency. A larger European Union can again, but it needs to jettison the fantasy that the benefits of capitalism can be accomplished without adequate incentives to work hard and invest.

  • Farr: This Could Get Uglier Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 11:28 AM ET

    Europe's travails can and should be teaching us something: Do not wait until it is too late to get your fiscal house in order.

  • Will Europe Cause a Double-Dip in the US? Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 4:44 PM ET

    Take our poll and tell us what you think!

  • A recent spike in the rate banks charge each other for short-term borrowing is reviving investor fears that the market is returning to the abyss of the credit crisis.

  • European Countries Need Bank Stress Test: Geithner Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is urging Europeans to conduct some form of  a banking stress test, a senior Administration official told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Farrell: Prepare For A Counter-Trend Rally Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The Euro is in big danger. German patience, if it can be called that, will reach the limit. The US voter should realize we are bailing out the euro zone, and who signed up for that?