Foreign Exchange


  • Risk Appetite Fades In FX - For Now Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Between economic uncertainty, falling commodity prices, and iffy economic news, investors' appetite for currency risk is decidedly off. But for how long?

  • Euro Falls on Trichet's Comments     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

    Richard Cookson, Citi Private Bank Global CIO discusses the euro's big slide after ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet failed to use the key word, "vigilence," when it comes to inflation.

  • The PIIGS Have Returned     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:30 AM ET

    Even if you never invest in PIIGS countries, you could still get hit, reports CNBC's Simon Hobbs, and Patrick Legland, Societe Generale Head of Global Research.

  • Is ECB's Trichet Waiting for Fed to Make Next Move? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Jean-Claude Trichet

    The European Central Bank appears to be waiting for the Federal Reserve to act before raising Eurozone interest rates.

  • Faber Report: Takeover Bids     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber with latest details on two takeover bids; european biotech company, Actelion and U.S. company, Ralcorp Holdings.

  • Yen Is Up and Risk Is Off Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    The yen is higher as investors sell riskier assets, and Mexico is going for the gold. Time for your Cinco de Mayo FX Fix.

  • Is Soros Right to Get Out of Gold? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:22 AM ET
    Gold bars

    Major players, including George Soros, are reportedly pulling back from gold and silver has recorded yet another collapse.

  • Deal Money Deserts the Dollar Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 5:01 PM ET

    Think the dollar's weak now? Upcoming M&A deals sure aren't going to help matters.  

  • Going Global Europe: Rate Decision     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    A rate decision is due out tomorrow from the Bank of England & ECB, reports CNBC's Guy Johnson. And CNBC.com will stream the ECB press conference live at 8:30am Eastern time.

  • Busch: Great Expectations and the ECB Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:20 PM ET

    The FX markets are pummeling the US dollar strength as we head into tomorrow's ECB and Bank of England meetings.

  • Just because a country's inflation picks up doesn't mean interest rates are about to rise as well - but currency investors can still make money. Here's how.  

  • Slip 'n Slide Day For Dollars Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:26 AM ET

    No backyard fun here - the U.S. dollar slips after jobs data, and the Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand dollars slide as commodity prices fall. It's FX Fix time again.

  • Glencore Eyes Mid-$50bn Valuation Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 10:16 PM ET
    Chemoil Energy

    Glencore is set to price its initial public offering at a level that will give the commodities trading house a valuation in the mid-$50bn range, below an average forecast of $62bn, according to people familiar with the deal. The Financial Times reports.

  • Dollar's In Demand, Pound Gets Pounded Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    The dollar is rallying as risk appetite wanes, and the pound is getting punished for weak manufacturing data. Time again for your FX Fix.

  • Trading Block: Gold, Silver & the Buck     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 7:38 AM ET

    Jim Steel, chief commodities analyst, HSBC; Peter Beutel, president and author, Cameron Hanover; and Michael Woolfolk, BNY Mellon offer a roundup of commodities and what's likely to happen over the next few months.

  • Commodity Check     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    A look at the what the dollar, oil and the precious metals are doing around the world, with Brian Dolan, Forex.com, and Carl Larry, Blue Ocean Brokerage.

  • As a major commodity exporter, Canada benefits from high commodity prices. Here's how you can use the loonie to do the same.

  • A Treasury of Currency Clout Monday, 2 May 2011 | 8:59 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    For clues to the dollar's direction, listen to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner - and his overseas counterparts.

  • Dollar Bounces, Won is a Winner Monday, 2 May 2011 | 8:09 AM ET

    The dollar rose on news of Osama Bin Laden's killing, and South Korea's trade surplus lifted the won — time for your FX Fix.

  • Warren Buffett says he's not joining the gold rush that has sent the commodity to record highs above $1500 an ounce.  He thinks the only thing you can do with the metal is "fondle" it.  He also says Berkshire has been out of the foreign exchange markets lately and probably won't be making another big currency bet.