NEW YORK, Jan 29- The Swiss franc dominated trade on major currency markets again on Thursday, weakening against both the euro and U.S. dollar on renewed speculation of intervention by the Swiss National Bank, while commodity-based currencies fell against the greenback. The euro gained broadly, even in the face of Greek political ructions with the European...» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a passel of currency experts have offered up trades that should make you grateful.
The British fret over Europe and Germany's bond auction disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.
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…
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.
The not so supercommittee's failure weighs, but the euro catches an updraft - it's time for your FX Fix.
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.
The deficit super committee discussions may be tortured, but your trading strategy can be simple, says this strategist.
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.
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.
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.
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.