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  • How Cheap Is the Dollar Really? Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Sure, the dollar has been weakening against all kinds of currencies. But to get a sense of just how far it has fallen, check out this analysis.

  • Euro is Airborne, But Yen is Slipping Again Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    The euro is hitting new highs, a group of developing countries are tired of the dollar, and the yen is having another bad day — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Risky Business? No Thanks Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    Risk-on has been investors' favored approach to currencies for several weeks now. But one top strategist says the time for risky business is ending.

  • Contagion Worries, Nuclear Fears Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Euro traders wonder how far eurozone debt problems will spread, and everyone worries about Japan's nuclear catastrophe — it's time for your Terrible Tuesday FX Fix.

  • Will the Euro Contagion Be Contained? Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 3:01 PM ET

    Now that Portugal has capitulated and asked for financial assistance, traders are fixated on the potential for its problems to spread.

  • Are Reserve Currencies Overvalued? Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 1:22 PM ET

    A new report from the Bank for International Settlements suggests that nearly all reserve currencies may be poised to depreciate.

  • Kiwis Are Just About Ready to Fall, Strategist Says Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    The kiwi has risen sharply against the U.S. dollar in the last two weeks. But that won't last, this strategist says.

  • How to Trade a Government Shutdown Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 7:51 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    With just hours to go before the federal government could shut down, here's how to trade this very unusual event risk.

  • Money File: What a Week for Euro     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:46 PM ET

    The plot thickens even more this weekend as European finance ministers meet to work out the terms of a rescue plan for Portugal. Brian Kelly, Kanundrum Capital, tells viewers why the Euro contagion was contained, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money Match Up     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    The currency markets have never been hotter as world headlines create opportunities everywhere. Also, what's the trade if the government shutdown is avoided, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Money In Motion, April 8, 2011     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    A weekly look at currency trading and how to profit from it, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Emerging market central banks keep trying to keep their currencies down, but it's a fight they can't win.

  • Risk is On, and Asian Central Banks Are Moving In Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Asian central banks are intervening to stem their currencies' rise, but risk-on investors are not deterred. Get your daily FX Fix right here.

  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

  • Fed to European Central Bank: So What? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Just because the European Central Bank raised interest rates today to stave off inflation, don't expect the Fed to take a similar tack with U.S. rates, these strategists say.

  • Euro to Weaken, Yen Too, Strategist Says Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The euro is overvalued despite the European Central Bank's rate hike, and the yen is rich as well, this strategist says.

  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • Gravity Exists Even for Stocks, Economist Warns Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    Portugal has finally gone cap in hand to the European Union, the European Central Bank is about to raise rates and the market is obsessed by Fed speak and looking for clues on when the second round of creating money — or quantitative easing — will come to an end.

  • "Monetary policymaking is a notoriously difficult art. I say 'art' rather than 'science' deliberately," Dr Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland writes.

  • Sell Euros Before ECB Rate Move, Strategist Says Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Traders are so certain the European Central Bank will raise interest rates tomorrow that any indication of dovishness will hurt the euro, this strategist says.