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    "We're in a situation, if you were scripting a disaster movie, you really couldn't build the tension better," one analyst told CNBC.

  • Euro Dips, Risk Appetite Cools, Summit Looms Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    Canadian inflation rose, the U.K. budget narrowed, but it's all about Europe - time for your FX Fix.

  • Trading Block: Markets, Oil & Currencies  Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 7:47 AM ET

    Insight on Europe debt solution's impact on currencies, oil and markets, with Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil CEO; Peter Yastrow, Yastrow Origer, and Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex.

  • How to Trade on a China Slowdown Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:14 PM ET
    Job seekers read recruitment newspapers at a job fair in Shanghai, China.

    Currency markets are hanging on every European headline, so this strategist has a trade in another direction.

  • How Does Europe Borrow Dollars From The Fed? Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 3:08 PM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The European Central Bank tapped a foreign exchange swap facility with the Federal Reserve earlier this month, borrowing $500 million. In exchange, the ECB puts up collateral of Euros worth slightly more than $500 million. The ECB wants the dollars so it can lend them out to European banks, which have been having trouble borrowing dollars at affordable rates due to fears about their financial health.

  • Emerging Market Investors Must Diversify: Report Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    Emerging market investors looking to reduce volatility on their returns should combine stocks, bonds and currencies, according to a report by asset management firm Alliance Bernstein, called "An all-encompassing approach to emerging markets".

  • You Can't Dine Out on the Dinar Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Readers keep sending in questions about the outlook for the Iraqi dinar. It's cloudy. Really cloudy.

  • Euro Lifts, Dollar Slips, Swiss Franc Causes Pain Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 8:04 AM ET

    Euro deal guidelines reassure, but in Switzerland, currency strength is hurting - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Why You Should Prepare For a Big Risk Rally Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 6:06 PM ET
    Falcon 9 Rocket

    If Europe can just shore up its banks, this strategist sees a potentially major move in risk-on currencies. 

  • Is Greece Headed for Tragedy, or Just More Drama? Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
    Greek Labor Unions Strike

    Greece has to approve an austerity plan before the "troika" - the IMF, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission - release aid. Here's how to trade the drama.

  • Euro Bailout Hopes Persist, British Pound Slips Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 7:27 AM ET

    Summit hopes give risk-on currencies a lift, and there's a prize for a euro exit plan - time for your FX Fix.

  • Does Anything Look Good Right Now? Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 3:41 AM ET

    Optimism has been a rare commodity in financial markets in 2011, however, institutional investors don’t have the luxury of being able to place their cash under the bed.

  • Inflation Isn't Doing Britain Any Good Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 3:34 AM ET

    The cautious are paying for the profligate, not only by sacrificing their tax money to save banks from collapse but by seeing their savings eroded by negative interest rates.

  • How to Play a Better Than Expected Fourth Quarter Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 4:30 PM ET

    Think pessimism about the US and commodities is overdone? Here's the trade for you.

  • Money in Motion Trade  Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 12:26 PM ET

    The currencies you should be watching now, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management chief market strategist.

  • Your Safety Trade for the Week Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    Between China's slowing growth and concerns about the euro zone crisis, it's not a bad week to keep risk off. Here's one strategist's plan.

  • Dollar Lifts, Euro Slips, Risk Appetite Falters Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    China growth slows, France gets a warning, and safe havens are back in favor - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Money-Printing Won't Bring Inflation Surge: Economist Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 5:06 AM ET

    Central banks' policy of printing money to try and stimulate weak economies is unlikely to result in significantly higher inflation, Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, wrote in a market note.

  • Attack of the Buzz Killers Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:51 PM ET
    champagne glasses

    Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble sure know how to ruin a party. A euro party, that is.

  • Europe on the Brink of Recession?  Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy, discusses the chances that Europe will fall into a recession.