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  • Downgrade Threat Affecting Treasurys' Appeal? Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    With the threat of failure to reach a debt deal finally out of the way and the worsening global macroeconomic picture gripping investors, it has been a win- win for US Treasurys so far.

  • Is it time to buy gold or flee to cash? With all of the hyperbole in the market on Friday following the 500 point fall in the Dow Jones Industrial average on Thursday, and heavy selling in Asia and Europe Friday, the answer might be bottled water, tinned food and shovels.

  • UK Gilts: Resting on a Bed of Goose Down Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 12:57 AM ET
    Big Ben

    This week UK gilts featured prominently in the media when the 10-year yield dropped to its lowest levels in a long time. Is this is a vote of confidence in the UK economy? In a word, yes.

  • Yen and Swiss Franc: Still Safe Havens? Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 2:46 PM ET
    Hurricane

    Safe-haven Swiss francs and yen got caught in a currency squall when those central banks intervened. Here's what to expect next.

  • Trichet: Euro Zone in Better Shape Than US, Japan Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:47 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank is not worried about the health of the euro zone as a whole and it will stick to its role of fighting inflation, ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet told CNBC in an interview Thursday.

  • Japan Does What it Threatened, Turkey Surprises Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 7:52 AM ET

    Japan acts to take the yen lower and Turkey resets everything — time for your central bank FX Fix.

  • ECB Needs to Signal Intervention: Analysts Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 2:26 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    July's rate hike could well have been Jean-Claude Trichet's last as president of the European Central Bank, but markets will be watching for signals that the bank is preparing to take some role in future interventions in European markets, economists and analysts told CNBC.com.

  • How to Trade Thursday's Central Bank Meetings Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 4:34 PM ET
    European Central Bank

    If you're waiting for the European Central Bank to give the euro a lift, don't hold your breath, this strategist says.

  • Swiss Franc Slides, Euro Lifts Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    A Swiss rate cut dents the franc and Europeans go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Italian Bond Selloff Becoming Self-Fulfilling? Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 7:34 AM ET

    Events on Wednesday could prove crucial to attempts to again come to grips with the European debt crisis, after Italian borrowing costs hit a 14-year high on Tuesday.

  • The economy is in big trouble, and the world’s central banks may be running out of ways of turning it around, according to Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.

  • Euro Should be Trading Lower     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 12:20 AM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS talks about the forex markets.

  • Euro or Dollar? The Ugly Contest Is Back On Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:01 PM ET

    The debt ceiling debacle and the latest Greek bailout deal are almost behind us, but euro and dollar investors still aren't happy.

  • Aussie Slips, South Korea Goes for the Gold Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:52 AM ET

    South Korea diversifies reserves away from the dollar, and Australia's central bank stays pat — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Will the Swiss Central Bank Intervene Again? Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    As jittery markets pushed the euro below the 1.10 level against the Swiss franc for the first time ever on Tuesday, the headache for the Swiss National Bank (SNB) over its limited options to fight the strong franc is turning into a chronic migraine.

  • Greek Reforms Might Actually Work: OECD Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:00 AM ET

    Progress on the Greek government's structural reform program has been "impressive" and could succeed in reducing the country's debt to GDP (gross domestic product) ratio to sustainable levels, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday.

  • Lack of Trust in Italy Puts Euro at Risk: Manager Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:35 AM ET

    As the world waited for news on whether the House would pass the debt ceiling deal on Monday, stocks in Italy came under heavy pressure with the country's banks again seeing heavy losses.

  • Dollar-Yen Is the Top Trade     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Nick Verdi, VP, FX Strategy at Barclays Capital, says the weak U.S. dollar continues to give more strength to Yen.

  • Aussie Dollar Bets Rest on Rate Hike View Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 10:42 PM ET

    The Australian dollar is trading at record highs but whether the currency will keep its momentum going depends crucially on whether the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raises interest rates in the coming months.

  • What Is Up With Interest Rates Down Under? Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 3:49 PM ET

    A few weeks ago, investors seemed clear on the Royal Bank of Australia's intentions for its August 2 meeting. Now, it's anyone's guess where rates are headed.