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  • Aussie's Strong For Good Reason, Strategist Says Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Australian dollar has had quite a ride, and the fun isn't over, according to this J.P. Morgan strategist.

  • VIX Shows Investors Are Upbeat; But They Shouldn't Be Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:35 AM ET

    Perhaps we were wrong to cite the CBOE's VIX contract as a good indicator of market volatility? Recent events, including on-going military action in Libya and the Portugal sovereign debt crisis, would have suggested that the market should sell off on greater uncertainty, and yet the VIX fell from 29 last week to 17 today. Are investors becoming more sanguine about these issues?

  • Dollar's Outlook Beats the Euro's, Fund Manager Says Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:24 PM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro is currently overvalued, and it may have to fall to undervalued levels before the sovereign debt crisis is resolved, says this money manager.

  • Fed's Bullard Jolts Bonds and Dollar—But Not Stocks Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.

  • How to Use Currencies to Trade Gold Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    If you'd like to take a position on gold but you don't want to buy or sell gold itself, here's a way to get the same results by trading currencies.

  • Emerging-market currencies are sliding with commodity prices, but hawkish central bankers are propping up the euro and the dollar. Get your daily FX Fix right here.

  • Picking a Winner When Everyone's 'Ugly' Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 5:11 AM ET

    What do you do when the ugly get uglier and you are looking for a profit in the currency markets?

  • Trading the Euro and the Wall of Worry Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:49 AM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    Like stocks, the euro has so far this year shrugged off the so-called wall of worry. Concerns that the likes of Greece, Ireland or Portugal could default have not led to euro losses.

  • Will Dangers Spoil Markets' Party Mood? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 3:20 AM ET
    Question Marks

    The current market environment reminds me of the movie “Wayne’s world” that I saw longer ago than I care to remember. The party mood on the markets just continues in the face of clear and present dangers.

  • Busch: Fed Talk = Dollar Rally? Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 12:13 PM ET

    I'm looking to see if we get the same consistent message from members of the Federal Reserve: the economy has recovered, there are risks to the current monetary policy and there needs to be an explicitly stated "exit" program.

  • Using Currencies to Play M&A Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Want to use currencies to trade on pending deals? Here's how.

  • It's a rough day for the British pound, but the sun is shining down under — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • No Looniness for the Loonie—or the Euro Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 7:58 PM ET

    From Portugal to Ireland, nothing has dented the euro's surprising strength. And in Canada, even a no-confidence vote hasn't jarred the Canadian dollar. Here's how to trade them.

  • Commentary: No Dull Days Ahead for EUR/USD Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 7:36 PM ET
    One euro and U.S. dollar

    For some time, the euro has been subjected to conflicting influences — one which supports the euro and one which weighs on it. However, EURUSD is currently following the spread in short-term interest rates.

  • The euro is surprisingly resilient in the face of summit uncertainty and member-country troubles, but traders are getting tired of the Swiss franc — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is This Why the Dollar Is So Weak? Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 9:52 AM ET

    The dollar's weakness isn't just a product of low interest rates. This new study ranks just how responsible - or not - U.S. fiscal policy is.

  • Gordon: Oil's Strength Could Be Dollar's Achilles Heel Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 3:00 PM ET

    As crude oil prices power higher, they are bringing the Norwegian Krone along with them. The dollar is another story.

  • The Euro Lacks a Stable Basis: Deutsche Bank Economist Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 6:45 AM ET
    Euro coins

    The euro does not have a stable basis even after the "Pact of the euro" agreed by leaders of the member states, Thomas Mayer, chief economist at Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Yen Action Sets Scene for Carry Trade’s Return Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:06 AM ET
    Yen

    The billions of dollars in yen sold by the world’s most powerful central banks have sent a strong message to speculative investors. Those daring to bet that the Japanese currency will again test 76.25 yen, the record high against the dollar it hit last week before the G7’s intervention, better have deep pockets. The Financial Times reports.

  • Sterling Outlook for the Pound, Strategist Says Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    The British pound is weaker today, but watch out: an interest rate hike is still likely, and the pound will eventually rise, says this strategist.