*Yield spike on Wall Street rally, mixed data help dollar. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 3- The dollar hit a fresh 11- year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, as rising Treasury yields helped it prevail over its peers. In addition to Wall Street shares hitting fresh record highs on Monday, a batch of mixed data overnight was seen by some as a driving the rise in...» Read More
Sharp yen gains sparked by fears of political deadlock in Italy are a wake-up call to investors and a challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The euro traded flat against the U.S. dollar and yen on Tuesday, recouping early losses with the help of U.S. central bank assurances that a bond-buying stimulus program will remain in place.
Selling the yen has made investors billions over the past three to four months, but this expert sees the Japanese currency's slide ending.
"A short-selling ban would signal that they're really starting to panic. As a result it's probably going to have unintended consequences," one pro said.
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's shocking strength in the latest election is doing the euro no favors, these experts say.
Messy Italian election results buffet the euro and a search for safe havens lifts the yen - it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares traded sharply lower, with Italian stocks the worst performers as political deadlock gripped the euro zone's third-largest economy.
Keagan York, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets explains why he believes the USDJPY could return to 88 soon.
China is the big story - the second biggest economy in the world and on its way to become the biggest (according to one way of measuring it, at least). So it's only natural that foreign exchange traders should want to get in on this Next Big Thing.
Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income of Currency and Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, explains the downside risks for the single currency.
The U.S. dollar and euro fell sharply in late afternoon trade as uncertainty about Italy's elections and sharp losses in stocks led investors to unwind trades funded in yen.
Gold has found itself unable to extend its decade-long rally into 2013 – all the more curious given that central bank easing still continues to flow and global risks abound.
Currencies that have been in favor lately are out, and vice versa, this strategist says. Here's why.
Talk of a stimulus-minded pick for the Bank of Japan sends the yen lower and Friday's credit-rating cut dents the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports global markets are keeping an eye on Italian election results, as Moody's downgrades UK's credit rating from AAA to AA1.
South Korea's new president faces not only a hostile North Korea that seeks nuclear weapons but now new pressure on its exporters and growth prospects from neighboring Japan's yen devaluation.
Despite low interest rates around the world and major quantitative easing programs, gold can't seem to get going. Here's how to trade the anomaly using currencies.
The British pound had a bad week, culminating in a credit rating cut - and these strategists say more pain lies ahead.
Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
The final word from the currency pits, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.