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  • FOMC Meeting? Really? Yawn. Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 1:43 PM ET

    Most FOMC meetings have a rapid and real effect on the dollar - but as this week's meeting looms, investors have other concerns.  

  • The Hong Kong dollar has been in the spotlight since investor Bill Ackman announced he had taken a big long position in the currency. Whether you should is another matter.

  • Euro Gloom, Warnings from Dr. Doom Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 8:29 AM ET

    The euro slips, the dollar lifts, and Nouriel Roubini says time's up for Greece - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The Currency Trade Behind Europe's Latest Crisis Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 8:01 PM ET

    With little or nothing positive on the horizon for Europe, here's a way to trade into a healthier economy.

  • Ackman Long on Hong Kong  Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    Bill Ackman is betting the Hong Kong dollar will appreciate. Does that mean you should, too, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders. Also, how to manage a currency trade that's not working out. On August 26th, Andy Busch recommended a bullish bet on the Mexican peso. It has since fallen to a 1-year low vs. the dollar.

  • Waiting on Europe  Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

    The Euro crisis deepens as finance ministers kick the can. Will Europe vote on a bigger bailout fund? The currency trade behind Europe's latest crisis, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Breaking News: UTX Eyes Goodrich  Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports UTX is in talks to acquire Goodrich for $110 to $125/share, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.

  • Why the Euro's Headwinds Are the Aussie's Too Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
    Sydney Harbor Bridge & skyline

    When Europe sneezes, other markets get a cold. Just watch the Australian dollar.

  • PIIGS Becoming IGS? Portugal, Ireland Look Better Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    For most of the summer, markets seemed to pick a different European country as their focus of their angst almost every day.PIIGS is a not too favorable term used by bond analysts, academics, and the press, to refer to certain countries of Europe. So which countries make up the PIIGS? Why are they important to track? CNBC explains.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Lifts Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Euro leaders squabble and the Russian ruble is rocked - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Europe's Impossible Choice: The Greek Exit Paradox Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    A man walks outside the Bank of Greece headquarters during a demonstation against government's austerity measures in central Athens.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have both said that Greece will not leave the euro, but the "unthinkable" is now being seriously considered at all levels.

  • How to Trade Today's Euro Zone Aid Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 4:08 PM ET
    Sink with faucet running

    Central banks are coordinating to open up funding for European banks, and the euro is up on the news. Whether it will last is another story.

  • Central Banks Provide Band-Aid for Europe's Ills Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • Central Banks Fix Liquidity, Not Solvency Problems Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    Five of the world's largest central banks have announced a coordinated injection of dollars into banking systems, in response to growing concerns over liquidity problems in the euro zone. However, analysts say, they cannot solve the underlying solvency crisis.

  • China Ties Aiding Europe to Its Own Trade Goals Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday offered to help Europe. But, in an unprecedented move for China, he linked the offer to a potentially onerous demand: that Europe renounce its main legal defense against low-priced Chinese exports. The NYT reports.

  • Why the Euro Is Primed to Rise, and What to Do About It Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 10:53 AM ET
    Euro bills at teller window

    There is nothing pretty about what's happening in Europe. But this strategist thinks the euro itself isn't looking so bad right now.

  • The No.1 Priority: Job Creation in Europe Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 10:22 AM ET

    Governments can "create" jobs in a non-Keynesian manner. The first thing to do is generate incentives for private sector companies to hire more staff, writes Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • Asian Currencies Fall, European Leaders Flail Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • South Korea Hits Back at Japan's Comments on Won Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 9:46 PM ET
    Korean won notes

    South Korea on Thursday dismissed as "inappropriate" recent remarks by Japan's top trade negotiator that Seoul was trying to keep the won cheap and that such efforts posed a serious challenge to Japanese firms. 

  • Delivering Alpha: Credit & the Hunt for Yield  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 4:20 PM ET

    As investors continue to reach for yield, are we heading for a credit bubble, with CNBC's David Faber; Peter L. Briger, Jr., Fortress Investment Group LLC principal and co-chairman; Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital, co-founder and chief executive; Bruce Richards, Marathon Asset Management president and CEO; Boaz Weinstein, Saba Capital Management LP founder.