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    Guess where we'll be getting our cues from this week. From the bond markets and the politicians! Tadaaa! Fantastic! So something new to look for then! Unfortunately...not the case. Glancing at the agenda, the most important political event to be aware of is the Euro group meeting of Finance Ministers on Tuesday.

  • El-Erian: 3 Things to Watch This Week Sunday, 27 Nov 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    The stories that may well materialize in the next few weeks will be more heavily influenced by what happens this week to Europe's latest yield curve inversion, core bond rates, and policy announcements.

  • How to Value a Partial Euro Zone Breakup Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET

    With talk of a possible euro zone breakup on the rise, here's way to value some possible outcomes.

  • Italy's bond auction is a flop, and human currency traders haven't done much better - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • E.U.

    More and more analysts looking at the euro zone predict that another recession is inevitable, as banking sector tensions combined with political wrangling over the debt crisis will depress consumer confidence further.

  • Euro 'Garlic Belt' Condemned to Deflation: Author Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.

  • Think Tank to Euro Zone: Get It Together Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    German bonds aren't selling, yields on Spanish and Italian bonds are squeezing, and the euro is showing the strain. Good thing someone's dispensing tough love.

  • Trades to Make You Thankful Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 12:04 PM ET

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, a passel of currency experts have offered up trades that should make you grateful.

  • Euro Under Pressure, Pound Slips Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:10 AM ET

    The British fret over Europe and Germany's bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Less Is More When It Comes to Taxes Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Credit Crisis

    Try as we might we cannot escape the euro zone crisis and its impact worldwide. Perhaps EU governments should be happy when they observe the President of the United States visiting the Prime Minister of Australia and taking time out to comment on the euro. In true Wildean fashion, it’s always better to be talked about…

  • Ready For the Seasonal Effect in Currencies? Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    You know all about the January effect for stocks, but history suggests the euro could get interesting in December.

  • Now that the deficit supercommittee has packed it in, interesting trades are surfacing.

  • Supercommittee Fails, Dollar Hovers Near Six-Week High Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 7:54 AM ET

    The not so supercommittee's failure weighs, but the euro catches an updraft - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Vultures Would 'Love to Exploit' Euro Weakness Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 6:57 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Following the daily swings of the euro zone debt crisis, it can be difficult to focus on the long-term, bigger picture.

  • The pain of a euro zone breakup would be too great, this strategist says, and Europeans know it.

  • How to Trade the Super Committee Stalemate Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 9:13 AM ET
    US Capitol Building

    The deficit super committee discussions may be tortured, but your trading strategy can be simple, says this strategist.

  • Buffett Doubts Euro Survival; Says System Is Flawed Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 4:34 AM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

    The crisis in the euro zone has exposed the flaws of the 17-member currency union, and its leaders will need to take urgent action if they want the euro to survive, Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday.

  • Regime Change: Vote Germany Out of Euro Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 3:12 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The message from Germany is clear: there will be no bailout of the euro zone via monetizing debt through bond purchases by the European Central Bank. This stance, according to Chris Tinker, an equity strategist at Libra Investment Services in London, means higher borrowing costs acting as a mechanism for pushing through structural reforms.

  • Germans May End Up Running the Eternal City Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 12:20 AM ET

    If a week is a long time in politics, two weeks covering affairs of state in Italy can seem like an eternity. Maybe that's why Rome got its moniker, but having covered the fall of Berlusconi and the rise of Monti's technocrats, there's some relief things moved along quicker than I and investors feared.

  • El-Erian: We Must All Now Be Avid ECB Watchers Saturday, 19 Nov 2011 | 11:17 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Signals of market stress are increasing, with a growing number of measures now flashing yellow and some on the verge of flashing red. The longer this persists, the greater the risk of very large market moves - in either direction, depending on the economic and financial catalysts.