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  • How to Trade the Turmoil in Greece Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:26 PM ET

    This could be a make or break weekend for Greece, strategists say. Here's how to play the uncertainty.

  • SNB Head Warns of Political Fallout After Crisis Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
    Swiss Bank

    The independence of the Swiss National Bank risks being compromised due to political pressure following the departure of Philipp Hildebrand as chairman, the central bank’s acting chairman has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • Did a Fat Finger Tag the Swiss Franc? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 2:53 PM ET

    A sudden and brief move lower in the Swiss franc has traders blaming human error.

  • Why You Should Buy the Euro Now Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
    Neuchatel, Switzerland

    The Swiss franc rose on the resignation of the Swiss National Bank's chairman, and this strategist sees a trade.

  • Dollar-Reserve Dumping? Not So Much Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    Funny what a European debt crisis can do to the appeal of the dollar.

  • How to Trade the Swiss Franc Now Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    The Swiss franc bounced after the Swiss National Bank president resigned, and this strategist sees a selling opportunity.

  • Short Covering Helps Euro, China Helps Aussie Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Chinese trade data lifts currencies down under, and short covering lifts the euro from Monday's lows — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Rises, Merkel and Sarkozy Do Lunch Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 8:07 AM ET

    The euro lifts, the French and German leaders meet, and the Swiss go shopping - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Slips, Loonie Descends Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    The euro is under pressure and Switzerland's top central banker is under fire - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Sags, Loonie Heads South Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 8:27 AM ET

    A French bond sale fails to lift the euro, and the dollar is edging up - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Buy the Euro and the Swiss Franc in 2012: Jim Rogers Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 4:31 AM ET

    The euro and the Swiss franc will be smart currency plays in 2012, Jim Rogers, the billionaire investor and author, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • How to Trade the Risk-On Sentiment in Currencies Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 3:04 PM ET
    Canadian flag

    Decent economic reports from the U.S. are fueling risk appetite - for now. Here's how to trade it.

  • Outrageous Predictions: A Third-Party President? Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 2:28 AM ET

    An extended bank holiday in the European Union to halt a steep market fall, a third party candidate winning the race for the White House, and 50 European banks being nationalized are just a few of Saxo Bank's "outrageous predictions" for 2012.

  • Euro May Be Stuck, But This Trade Is Not Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 3:46 PM ET

    Despite the drama, the euro is virtually unchanged from its January level against the dollar. This strategist has a trade that should see more action.

  • A Triple Whammy for Bears Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    A triple whammy this morning: China, coordinated central bank action, and better than expected ADP report.

  • Swiss Exchange Lures High Frequency Traders Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 3:39 AM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    In the computerized world of markets, it’s not every second that counts – it’s every micro second.

  • Is the Swiss Franc's Slide For Real? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    The Swiss franc is off sharply on rumors that the central bank is going to set a new, lower peg against the euro. Maybe, maybe not.

  • How to Trade Today's Euro Zone Aid Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Sink with faucet running

    Central banks are coordinating to open up funding for European banks, and the euro is up on the news. Whether it will last is another story.

  • Central Banks Provide Band-Aid for Europe's Ills Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • Central Banks Fix Liquidity, Not Solvency Problems Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    Five of the world's largest central banks have announced a coordinated injection of dollars into banking systems, in response to growing concerns over liquidity problems in the euro zone. However, analysts say, they cannot solve the underlying solvency crisis.