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  • And What If the Pound Were Undervalued? Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 9:28 AM ET

    Sterling is undervalued against the euro. Just about every trading desk that I talk to seems to think so. However, very few of them tell me that they will be willing to back the pound until the general election is over.

  • UK Pound Faces Bigger Plunge: Analyst Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

    Markets generally remain way too optimistic over the economic recovery, but the UK has the potential for the biggest disappointment with the pound set to slide as low as $1.31 by year end, Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange at BNP Paribas, said Tuesday.

  • The U.S. dollar, the Swiss franc, the future of China, and Acme Brick.  This is part seven of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010. 

  • Time for Investor Vacations: Marc Faber Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 4:24 AM ET

    Investors should take a holiday from now on as the best part of the rally is over and now there are more chances that markets would go down, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC Friday.

  • Ultimate Crisis Is Still Coming: Marc Faber Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 3:51 AM ET

    We haven't seen the last of the crisis despite all talk about green shoots, and the surge in markets was caused by nothing more than the excess liquidity coming from central banks, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, told CNBC Friday.

  • Weak Dollar May Help Large Cap Earnings Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 9:12 AM ET

    As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies. 

  • Global Scorecard:  Emerging Markets Lead Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 11:52 AM ET

    Emerging markets took the performance lead during the second quarter of 2009, with stocks in India and Russia jumping over 40%, as global markets recovered from multi-year lows.

  • Weak Dollar Helps Multinational Investors Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 9:04 AM ET

    Investors shifting their focus to opportunities overseas, encouraged by hopes of a recovery led by emerging markets, could see their returns increase as the dollar weakens and global indices rise. 

  • Dollar Rises vs. Yen After Nonfarm Jobs Report Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar rose against the yenFriday after the key U.S. nonfarm payrolls report came in not as bad as many had feared, bolstering investors' appetite for riskier assets.

  • Understanding Currency Risk in Global Investing Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    On the eve of the G20 Summit, American investors looking for opportunities overseas are having their returns diminish when converting their investments back into dollars.  Here is a look at how major global indexes performed in relation to their respective currency valuations. 

  • Dollar Edges Higher on Global Economic Worries Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 3:21 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    The U.S. dollar rallied to a two-week high against a basket of currencies Tuesday as worries about a deteriorating global economy prompted investors to shun riskier assets and flock to the safety of the greenback.

  • US Dollar Falls vs. Euro After China Stimulus Plan Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar fell against the euro Monday as news of a large economic stimulus package from China made traders more willing to take on risk.

  • Dollar Trims Gains vs Euro After US Services ISM Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 10:23 AM ET

    The dollar trimmed gains against the euro Wednesday after data showed the U.S. services sector shrank more than expected in October.

  • Dollar Falls Ahead of Rate Decisions, US Election Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 9:40 AM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The dollar fell against most major currencies Tuesday as investors await the result of the U.S. Presidential election and look toward central bank meetings later in the week.

  • Stock Picks for 20-Somethings Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    So, CNBC asked four market watchers for stock picks -- given a five-year time horizon -- for 20-somethings. Check out their picks.

  • Fed's Fisher: Weak Dollar Feeds Inflation Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 10:17 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve will not allow inflation to get out of control and is aware of the danger that a weaker dollar could feed into higher prices, one of its top policy-makers said.

  • Bored With Stocks? More Investors Bet on Currencies Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The currency trade has become increasingly popular as stock markets continue to move sideways and safe-haven government-backed bonds offer low yields.

  • Weak Dollar Central to Oil Price Boom Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 8:34 AM ET
    Gas prices in the northwest section of the District of Columbia at this Exxon Gas Station are seen at more than $3.25 per gallon, Saturday, May 19, 2007, in Washington. A cash crunch is fast approaching for the government trust fund that pays to build and repair highways and bridges. The federal tax on a gallon of gas has not risen in 14 years and Congress is reluctant to increase it. People are demanding more fuel-efficient vehicles _ less gasoline used, fewer dollars for the fund.   (AP Photo/

    The weak dollar's leading role in oil's ascent to record highs is partly due to a tide of financial flows into commodity investments but also reflects a shift in the greenback's relationship with crude.