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  • Whack-a-Mole Time in the Currency Markets Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
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    European leaders are scurrying from one crisis to the next, and it doesn't bode well for the euro, this strategist says.

  • Technical Conditions Suggest Market Bounce     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    We have all the technical conditions for a [market] bounce,Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global. But he added that the bounce would be short term in nature and that longer term volatility would remain throughout August until a more robust bounce was seen at the end of the month.

  • Swiss Franc Sags, Dollar Slips Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Tough talk from the Swiss works on the franc and debt worries dog the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Short-Selling Ban Will Not Deter Bears: Analysts Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:05 AM ET

    A 15-day short selling ban , which will be implemented on Friday morning across several European countries, has attracted opprobrium from market participants, who see the restrictions as a superficial move that will do little to solve the underlying problems of the euro zone and stop  market turbulence.

  • August is traditionally a time for financial market crises. The current one isn’t because of the usual “thin markets, long hot summer days, everyone on holiday”  scenario though, this time investors have real, concrete issues to worry about, writes Moorad Choudhry,Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • France's Financial Dance     Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 12:38 AM ET

    French minister says broader GDP and deficit-cut targets remain, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.

  • What the Sovereign Debt Selloff Really Means Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 10:56 AM ET

    There's a currency worry behind all the selling of Italian and Spanish bonds, this economist says.

  • Global Currency War?     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    "We've got a kind of currency war story going on at the moment associated with this commitment to keep low rates in the U.S. for a very long period of time," Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, told CNBC. "Basically when the dollar is weak, it becomes a problem for other countries," he added.

  • Safe Havens Are in Style, Euro Is Slipping Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    Japan is monitoring the yen, and the Swiss are fed up with the franc - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Jonathan Cavenagh, Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, Australia (Sydney), says the Japanese and Swiss central banks will not stop intervening because both countries are dependent on export-generated economic growth.

  • Look Out Down Under Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 3:04 PM ET

    The Australian dollar has had quite a run. Is it over?

  • How the Dollar Could Stay Strong Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    The dollar has held up nicely post-downgrade, and this strategist says the strength could continue.

  • Pound Slips, Swiss Franc Can't Stay Down Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 7:56 AM ET

    The Bank of England is gloomy and the Swiss franc can't stop rising - it's your daily FX Fix.

  • Short Dollar for Aussie     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 10:45 PM ET

    Adrian Foster, FX Strategist, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific at Rabobank, advises investors to sell the greenback and buy the Aussie at 1.01.

  • You could get motion sickness watching the U.S. markets these days. But the real sick man is Europe.

  • What Investors Need to Hear From Bernanke Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    Investors are hungry for good news from today's FOMC meeting. Here's what Ben Bernanke can — and can't — deliver.

  • Safe Havens Soar, Downdraft Down Under Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 7:58 AM ET

    The Swiss franc and yen are flying high as investors bail out of riskier currencies — it's time for your Tuesday FX Fix.

  • John Horner, FX Strategist at Deutsche Bank talks about the currencies.

  • Investors Eye China Vital Signs     Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 10:18 PM ET

    As markets plunge across the globe, investors are turning their attention to China to gauge the state of its economy, with John Rutledge, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Donald Straszheim, ISI Group; and Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research.

  • How to Trade the Next Rating Cuts Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
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    Now that Standard & Poor's has done the unthinkable, you need to know who might take the next ratings hit. Here's the list, and how to trade it.