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  • Will Fed Announce the Death of Quantitative Easing? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:37 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to drop a bombshell in the markets like his counterpart at the European Central Bank did when he pre-announced a rate rise, ING chief international economist Rob Carnell wrote in a market note.

  • What Currencies Will Benefit From High Oil Prices? Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 1:36 AM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    Oil prices are driven by a supply shock rather than increased demand due to a stronger world economy, so investors in currencies look to "risk" rather than "macro" factors, David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange research at HSBC, wrote in a market note.

  • Worried about the outlook for the stock market? Here's a counterintuitive trade to help you hedge.

  • Japanese 10,000 Yen bank notes

    After sinking initially on reports of the massive quake, the yen rallied strongly. Here's how you can trade it now.

  • Not-So-Great Expectations for the EU Leaders' Summit Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 3:17 PM ET

    Debt crisis? What debt crisis? The EU leaders want to work on their competitiveness pact at their March 11 meetup. Expect the euro to continue slipping.

  • Look! Up in the Sky! It's ... the Loonie! Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Thanks to higher oil prices and a gradually improving U.S. economic outlook, the Canadian dollar is riding high.

  • China's inflexibility on exchange rates makes it hard to fix trade imbalances, says a senior Treasury official. Even worse, China's tempting neighboring countries to follow suit.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Just Wait Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 4:45 PM ET
    Dollar and Yen

    The dollar has further to fall, says David Skarica, author of "THE GREAT SUPER CYCLE: Profit from the Coming Inflation Tidal Wave and Dollar Devaluation." But the long-term outlook for the yen is rosier - and there is China.

  • Blog: Why Won't Bernanke Come Clean on Glut? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”

  • Blog: Investors Beware, Sugar Rush Is Fading Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 12:12 AM ET

    Investors should be cautious and not just "buy the market"; many companies perform better in changing and changed economic circumstances and therefore as the sugar rush initiated in the first quarter of 2009 fades, this is the discipline that investors should once more return to.

  • In separate interviews, Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, Warren Buffett, and Sam Zell all predicted that the dollar will face tough sledding in the months to come, affecting everything from Americans' standard of living to the growth of the smallest developing countries.

  • Holding Steady in Europe, Reaching High in China Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    The European Central Bank decides to keep interest rates at the low, low rate of 1%, but hints that could change as early as April. Meanwhile, in China, a central bank governor predicts the yuan will become a reserve currency. Your daily FX fix, right here.

  • Less than 24 hours before Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, traders appear to be banking on hawkish comments from President Jean-Claude Trichet. But the outlook for the currency after that is considerably less certain.

  • How Low Can the Dollar Go? Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:01 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    With investors focused more on monetary policy than economic growth, the U.S. dollar is suffering. And absent a major crisis that sends investors scurrying for safety, there may be more weakness by the end of the year, say currency strategists.

  • If you want to trade currencies on your own for a living, you'd better be prepared to keep some weird hours - and watch out for tumbling New Zealand kiwis. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • The hawkishness of the European Central Bank makes the euro a better buy than the Swiss franc, says UBS's Amelia Bourdeau.

  • How to Cherry-Pick the Asian Currencies Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    Emerging-market Asian currencies were on a tear in 2010, but sentiment has shifted dramatically this year. Citi's Johanna Chua explains why the negativism is overdone in some cases, and where currency investors could do well now.

  • The Dollar Slips, The Pound Lifts Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 9:58 AM ET

    It's a Europe day: the pound and the euro are moving higher, and the dollar is slipping. Again. Here's your daily FX Fix.

  • Sweden's Krona Looking Hot Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 5:02 PM ET

    Tough talk from interest-rate hawks has sent the krona sharply higher. How much further can it go?

  • Risk Appetite's A Bit Off, Says FX Strategist Monday, 28 Feb 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    This is a great time to take fewer forex risks, says an FX strategist for Standard Chartered, and that's good news for traditional safe havens.