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  • Fallout from the Swiss franc shocker: Gartman Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    An employee counts a stack of multiple denomination Swiss franc bank notes in this arranged photograph inside a currency exchange store in London on Jan. 16, 2015.

    Dennis Gartman, along with Deutsche Bank's David Bianco, talk about who is hurt by the Swiss central bank's move.

  • SNB: A brief 'tumultuous' move  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Discussing the recent SNB decision, Brent Jaciow, chief investment officer at Pilotage Private Wealth says he was initially "shocked," however this could be a "signal" that "QE is coming."

  • US: The knight in shining armour?  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    Scott Shellady, CEO of Bull Reef Brokerage at TJM Investments, says that central banks are "not in cahoots" anymore, and that they expect the U.S. to be their "saviour."

  • Swiss franc: Renewed weakness ahead  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says, "it's not clear if we've reached an equilibrium yet" on the Swiss franc, but that the European Central Bank's upcoming decision will be very important.

  • SNB: The impact on Swiss companies  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    What can we expect from Swiss companies now? Robert Waldschmidt, analyst of consumer goods at Liberum, says that pricing decisions will be "critical" for businesses like Nestle and Swatch.

  • SNB: Central bankers have 'a license to lie'  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank's move has destroyed its credibility, according to Anatole Kaletsky, co-founder and chief economist at Gavekal Dragonomics. He said the next move of the ECB's Mario Draghi will be critical, as people do not trust central bankers anymore.

  • SNB's 'unprecedented' move  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, describes the Swiss National Bank's decision to drop its currency peg as extremely unprecedented.

  • SNB's move has wide-ranging shockwaves  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank's surprise decision has impacted Eastern Europe -- and Poland and Austria especially -- says Timothy Ash, head of EM research at Standard Bank.

  • How to play central bank race to bottom: Jim Grant Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:37 PM ET
    Jim Grant

    The move by the Swiss on its currency is proof that something noisy happens when "meddling" by central banks ends, Jim Grant told CNBC.

  • Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities rallied after a volatile session of trade on Thursday to close sharply higher, following action from the Swiss National Bank.

  • SNB decision was a 'curious move'  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank's latest decision comes at a "curious" time, just as the European Central Bank has its first meeting of the year where it's expected to announce a bond-buying scheme. Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank discusses the Swiss Franc currency.

  • Is the SNB still trustworthy?  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The job of a central bank is to "lead you into battle" and then "change their plans," says Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale.

  • Ending the Swiss peg: What it really means Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    A man holds a 100 Swiss franc bank note in front of an ATM in Bern.

    The Swiss National Bank's move to break the franc away from its set value against the euro stunned financial markets and has substantial real-world effects.

  • A Swiss bombshell: Why the franc soared 30% Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:21 AM ET
    An employee exchanges one hundred euro notes for Swiss francs, right, at a currency exchange in Effretikon, near Zurich, Switzerland.

    The reason for the Swiss decision: It was getting very expensive for the Swiss National Bank to defend that 1.20 level.

  • Cramer: Swiss move on franc is 'puzzling' Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says the Swiss National Bank's abandonment of its currency cap on the euro could be a scary sign.

  • What the Swiss franc shock means for markets Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    A woman takes a picture of a display showing the Swiss franc's exchange rate against the Euro and other currencies at the Swiss stock exchange in Zurich January 15, 2015.

    Dennis Gartman says the Swiss decision to abandon a key part of its monetary policy is the worst central bank move he's ever seen.

  • US investors eye the Swiss franc  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    Following the shock move by the Swiss National Bank to drop its euro peg, Larry McDonald from Newedge USA says U.S. investors are "definitely focused" on the swiss franc.

  • Reasons behind the SNB's decision  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank has scrapped the franc's peg to the euro. Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, shares her thoughts on the move which has shocked markets.

  • SNB halts Euro-France Cap: Reaction  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank has dropped its exchange rate cap with the euro and lowered its interest rate to -0.75 percent. Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, gives his and the market's current reaction.

  • How the Swiss franc shocked world markets  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank took the world by surprise on Thursday by unpegging the Swiss franc from the euro. CNBC's Sara Eisen breaks down what happened.