The dollar wobbled near a six-week low against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, hurt by the perception the Federal Reserve is in no hurry to trim its monetary stimulus.» Read More
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera sits down with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to discuss the country's ongoing negotiations with the private sector and Greece's place in the euro zone.
With Standard & Poor's cutting credit ratings for France and others, here's how to trade the changing landscape.
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.
The latest on the Greek debt crisis, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Talks between Greek bond holders and the government fell apart today. So what's the trade, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
John Chambers, S&P, explains the thinking behind the move to downgrade nine European nations today, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
After months of rumors, S&P downgraded France, Italy and Spain. Germany, the Netherlands and Finland were spared. What the downgrade means for the euro, with Sean Egan, Egan Jones, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.
It is unclear the extent to which the downgrades will alter the function of the international monetary system over time. It is also unclear how material the incremental headwinds blowing out of Europe will be for countries already facing internal fragilities.
The euro's having a bad day, and this strategist says its problems are starting to bother the neighbors.
Louise Coioper, BCG Partners markets analyst, discusses the pending S&P downgrades in Europe and says the differential between the haves and have nots has increased. And Rick Santelli weighs in on the downgrade's impact on currency markets.
The U.S. markets are off the lows of the day, but still down on European downgrade concerns. Jamie Dimon blames regulatory activities for hampering bank's business. Jefferies raises Safeway from hold to buy. And Gizmodo says Microsoft's Bing is better than Google, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.
Markets are mostly down across Europe, weakened by reports of euro zone country downgrades by S&P. France & Austria ratings are expected to be downgraded a notch, from AAA. Ratings cuts do not include Germany, according to Reuters. The euro vs. dollar is at its lowest level since August 2010. And Greek negotiators are less optimistic about avoiding a default. With James Bianco, Bianco Research, and Jacques Cailloux, RBS.
Italy's bond sale disappoints and the Swiss franc is rich - it's time for your FX Fix.
Yields in a 3-year auction of Italian bonds fell, boosting European stocks. The yield came down to 4.83% from 5.62%, lowest since September 2011. But analysts said demand could have been slightly better, after an auction of Spanish debt on Thursday saw very robust demand from investors.
In the US stock index futures are broadly flat but Dow futures are up about 15 points on optimism about a solution to the euro zone debt crisis. In Europe, banks lead shares higher ahead of an Italian bond auction. Yields are down across the board after two successful auctions of Spanish and Italian debt on Thursday. Asian markets were mostly higher as a result of Thursday's successful European debt auctions.
Respectable bond sales and disappointing U.S. data are pushing the euro higher, and this strategist sees a trading opportunity.
Correlations can help you trade, but they can also come back to bite.
European shares mixed after weak U.S. economic data this morning. The Bank of England and the ECB leave key rates unchanged. Yields fall sharply in Spain and Italy debt auctions. There are now signs of economic stabilization, according to ECB President Mario Drahi. Recession in euro zone may be less likely, as a result.
The single European currency is likely to continue its fall even if European Union leaders, including European Central Bank officials, agree on a solution to the debt crisis, according to analysts.
A Spanish bond sale lifts the euro, but the European Central Bank meeting is the real headliner - time for your FX Fix.