*Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.» Read More
Timothy Connors, Director of Sales, Asia Pacific at Western Union Business Solutions shares his views on the forex markets.
"The markets are exhausted by the Euro zone debt crisis," Nick Beecroft, senior markets consultant at Saxo Bank, told CNBC. He added that the risk-off enviornment would return.
After the week just past, recession talk is on the rise. Here's how to trade a double dip, or a muddle through, using currencies.
The Swiss franc slumps, the yen powers on, and George Soros has some suggestions - time for your FX Fix.
In a week like the one just ended, it's worth giving up some pleasure to avoid more pain, these strategists say.
Web-only advice and information for currency traders, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
Discussing Italy's new austerity plan, and whether there is a double-dip to dunk the dollar, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.
European leaders are scurrying from one crisis to the next, and it doesn't bode well for the euro, this strategist says.
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.
Tough talk from the Swiss works on the franc and debt worries dog the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.
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.
French minister says broader GDP and deficit-cut targets remain, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.
There's a currency worry behind all the selling of Italian and Spanish bonds, this economist says.
"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.
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.
The Australian dollar has had quite a run. Is it over?
The dollar has held up nicely post-downgrade, and this strategist says the strength could continue.
The Bank of England is gloomy and the Swiss franc can't stop rising - it's your daily FX Fix.