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  • The yen rallied to a new all-time high against the dollar as traders speculated G-7 central bankers may be getting ready to intervene to drive the currency lower.

  • Emerging Market Currencies are Emerging on Sell Lists Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:04 PM ET

    Traders have started souring on some emerging market currencies this week, and the fun may just be starting.  

  • Yen's on a Roll, Dollar's on a Slide Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    The yen hit a four-month high against the dollar, and Bahrain's central bank is on the move — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Blog: Kicking and Screaming, EU Will Move to Solidarity Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 2:31 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Jean Monnet, the father of European integration, once remarked that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted in crises.”

  • Blog: The Euro Zone Debt Crisis Not Over Yet Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 1:33 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Did euro area policymakers finally pull a real live rabbit out of the hat? The headlines from Friday's summit are certainly impressive, advancing much quicker than expected and delivering the surprise of allowing the EFSF to intervene in the primary debt markets.

  • A group of Chinese citizens at the City Hall await transport to leave the tsunami devastated city of Sendai, Miyagi prefecture on March 15, 2011.

    Markets will stay sensitive to any developments with Japan's unfolding nuclear crisis or from Middle East trouble spots, and that could once more weigh on risk assets.

  • Down on Dollars - Just Not the US Kind Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    As investors have rushed to safe-haven currencies, the Canadian and Australian dollars have been hit hard - maybe too hard.

  • Dr. Doom Is Gloomy About the Yen Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    Nouriel Roubini, the New York University economist who gained renown for predicting the financial crisis, sees dark days ahead for the yen.

  • Safe Havens - Even the Yen - Rule Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    It's a bad day to hold a risky currency, but anyone with Swiss francs, or even yen, is sitting pretty right now. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Cuba Just Got a Little More Libre Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 3:30 PM ET
    Havana, Cuba, The Ministry of the Interior located in the Plaza de la Revolucion.

    Cuba has devalued its hard-currency peso by eight percent. Tourists, come on down!

  • Will Fed Announce the Death of Quantitative Easing? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to drop a bombshell in the markets like his counterpart at the European Central Bank did when he pre-announced a rate rise, ING chief international economist Rob Carnell wrote in a market note.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.

  • Worried about the outlook for the stock market? Here's a counterintuitive trade to help you hedge.

  • Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    After sinking initially on reports of the massive quake, the yen rallied strongly. Here's how you can trade it now.

  • Not-So-Great Expectations for the EU Leaders' Summit Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 3:17 PM ET

    Debt crisis? What debt crisis? The EU leaders want to work on their competitiveness pact at their March 11 meetup. Expect the euro to continue slipping.

  • Look! Up in the Sky! It's ... the Loonie! Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Thanks to higher oil prices and a gradually improving U.S. economic outlook, the Canadian dollar is riding high.

  • China's inflexibility on exchange rates makes it hard to fix trade imbalances, says a senior Treasury official. Even worse, China's tempting neighboring countries to follow suit.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Just Wait Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar has further to fall, says David Skarica, author of "THE GREAT SUPER CYCLE: Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation." But the long-term outlook for the yen is rosier - and there is China.

  • Blog: Why Won't Bernanke Come Clean on Glut? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”

  • Blog: Investors Beware, Sugar Rush Is Fading Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:12 AM ET

    Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.