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    Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.

  • El-Erian: 3 Things to Watch This Week Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    The stories that may well materialize in the next few weeks will be more heavily influenced by what happens this week to Europe's latest yield curve inversion, core bond rates, and policy announcements.

  • How to Value a Partial Euro Zone Breakup Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET

    With talk of a possible euro zone breakup on the rise, here's way to value some possible outcomes.

  • More Worries as Italy Yields Spike     Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist, discusses the state of UK and European banks as Italian bond yields rise to worrisome levels. "Banks will be pressured to raise capital," he says.

  • Italy's bond auction is a flop, and human currency traders haven't done much better - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • E.U.

    More and more analysts looking at the euro zone predict that another recession is inevitable, as banking sector tensions combined with political wrangling over the debt crisis will depress consumer confidence further.

  • Euro 'Garlic Belt' Condemned to Deflation: Author Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.

  • Think Tank to Euro Zone: Get It Together Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    German bonds aren't selling, yields on Spanish and Italian bonds are squeezing, and the euro is showing the strain. Good thing someone's dispensing tough love.

  • Trades to Make You Thankful Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, a passel of currency experts have offered up trades that should make you grateful.

  • Euro Under Pressure, Pound Slips Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:10 AM ET

    The British fret over Europe and Germany's bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Less Is More When It Comes to Taxes Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Credit Crisis

    Try as we might we cannot escape the euro zone crisis and its impact worldwide. Perhaps EU governments should be happy when they observe the President of the United States visiting the Prime Minister of Australia and taking time out to comment on the euro. In true Wildean fashion, it’s always better to be talked about…

  • Dollar to Benefit From Safe-Haven Trade     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, Director of Currency Research at GFT Forex explains why she is bullish on the U.S. dollar.

  • Ready For the Seasonal Effect in Currencies? Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    You know all about the January effect for stocks, but history suggests the euro could get interesting in December.

  • Now that the deficit supercommittee has packed it in, interesting trades are surfacing.

  • Supercommittee Fails, Dollar Hovers Near Six-Week High Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 7:54 AM ET

    The not so supercommittee's failure weighs, but the euro catches an updraft - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
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    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.

  • The Driver of Euro     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    Stuart Oakley, Head of Emerging Markets FX Trading at RBS says investors starting to pull away from Euro and the most important driver of that currency is central bank buying.

  • Asian Currencies a Good Long-Term Bet     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    Will Oswald, Global Head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered, says that investors should buy into the dollar now but Asian currencies are the better bet in the long-term.

  • Mike Crofton, President & CEO of The Philadelphia Trust Company and Axel Merk, President of Merk Investments, say that the failure of the debt super committee to reach a deal did not have a major impact on the markets.

  • The pain of a euro zone breakup would be too great, this strategist says, and Europeans know it.