NEW YORK, Sept 23- The dollar held steady against other major currencies on Tuesday after a flurry of profit-taking that also helped lift the battered euro. The euro, which traded near $1.40 in May, was up 0.06 percent in late New York dealings at $1.286 after trading as high as $1.29, in part on data suggesting improved economic growth in Germany.» Read More
Central banks want stability, and investors just want a safe haven. It's time for your FX Fix.
Slovakia is now, together with the Czech Republic, considered a relative safe haven, more so than many other countries, both in Central and Eastern Europe and in the euro zone.
Poland faces parliamentary elections on Oct. 9, but any new government will have to show restraint in spending public money, analysts said.
Hungary's government has raised a lot of eyebrows among investors since it came to power in May 2010.
With the Swiss National Bank setting a ceiling for the Swiss franc's appreciation against the euro, the need for new safe havens has become acute, and the Czech Republic, with its strong economy and stable currency, is emerging as a contender.
Central and Eastern Europe is still a place where investors can make money but they have to choose their sectors and stocks carefully, emerging markets specialist investor Mark Mobius told CNBC.com in an interview.
Central and Eastern Europe have been known as a turbo-charged version of Western Europe: when Western economies merely grow, the Eastern European ones boom. When things are bad in the West, they're awful in the East.
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How to profit from a potential U.S. government shutdown by using currencies, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
The euro gets hammered as Greek default approaches. The currency trade behind the euro bailout, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders. And the dollar's gain is gold's pain.
The Australian dollar has been having a rough ride, and this strategist says there's more to come.
The dollar buying that we're seeing is being driven by the selloff in emerging markets, says Willie Williams, Societe General director. "We should be selling Aussie dollar with the bounce to 98.50," he adds.
The G20 promises help, but riskier currencies still take a hit - it's time for your FX Fix.
Now that the Federal Reserve has launched Operation Twist, it's the European Central Bank's turn - and they may go further.
All the grim economic news is battering emerging market currencies. Here's what to do.
Bernanke's gloom lifts the dollar, but look out below in emerging markets - time for your stormy FX Fix.
Due to breaking news on last Friday's Money In Motion, we dropped my trade structure for today's FOMC meeting. Here's the info.
Nerves ahead of a Fed policy decision, doves at the Bank of England - it's time for your FX Fix.
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.
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