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  • Globally central banks are increasingly diversifying their foreign exchange reserves away from the U.S. dollar and the euro, according to latest data from the IMF’s Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER), and forex analysts tell CNBC the Australian dollar could be among the main beneficiaries.

  • The Kiwi Lifts and Jobs Data Awaits Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Spain weighs on the euro and nonfarm payrolls loom - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Egan-Jones Cuts US Credit Rating to 'AA,' Citing Debt Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 5:46 PM ET

    Rating firm Egan-Jones cuts its credit rating on the U.S. government to "AA" from "AA+" with a negative watch, citing a lack of progress in cutting the debt.

  • How to Trade a Hot Dollar Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    The U.S. dollar has had a great week, and this strategist thinks there is more to come.

  • What Canadian Jobs Data Means for the Dollar Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    Career Fair

    New Canadian employment data beat forecasts, and that has implications for the U.S. economy and the dollar.

  • Dollar Lifts, Spanish Woes Hit the Euro Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    Euro zone worries mount and Malawi has a currency problem - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How Natural Gas Helps the Dollar Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    The dollar stands to gain from exports of petroleum products, these strategists say.

  • Busch: Currency Playbook for the Employment Report Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.

  • Why a Break-Up of the Euro May Be a Good Thing Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    European Bank Note

    Most economists expect catastrophic consequences if any country exits the euro. Like most conventional wisdom, such a view will be contradicted not by opposing ideas but by the march of events.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Slips, Aussie Slides Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 8:07 AM ET

    The dollar awaits employment news and Australia has another trade deficit - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Seen Weaker Against 'Equally Bad' Dollar Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 6:00 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The euro is on a downward path against the dollar, though the pair are likely to remain in the same general range they have been trading in for the past two years, because the greenback is not necessarily a better currency.

  • Crash Test

    Unless the suggestion is that the government announces an instant conversion from euro to local currency, the minute that it did communicate such intent all depositors would withdraw their soon-to-be heavily devalued funds from local banks and place them elsewhere in the euro zone. That would precipitate a catastrophic banking crash in the home country, with corresponding knock-on effects in the entire euro zone.

  • How to Trade the FOMC Minutes Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Don't get carried away by a dollar rally on release of the FOMC minutes, this strategist says.

  • Your Currency Trade on Copper's Rise Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
    Reel of uninsulated copper wire

    'Tis the season for a major commodity currency to do well, this strategist says.

  • Dollar Index Slips, Asian Currencies Rise Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 8:06 AM ET

    The dollar index hits a speed bump and the loonie lifts off - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Your Currency Trade on Stronger PMI Data Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:47 PM ET

    Strong economic reports from several countries have this strategist thinking of a currency trade.

  • How to Trade the British Pound's Rally Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Buckingham Palace

    The British pound has exhibited sterling performance lately. Here's one strategist's plan for its next move.

  • Euro Zone Slows, Safe Haven Yen Gets a Lift Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    Manufacturing indicators abound, and Myanmar sets the kyat free — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How to Trade on the Outlook for Oil Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Crude oil had a rough week, but this strategist thinks it won't last. Here's how to play the price drop using currencies.

  • Penny Wise, Pound Foolish  Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Should you ride the pound's rally against the dollar, with CNBC's Scott Wapner and the Money In Motion traders.