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  • Risk is On, and Asian Central Banks Are Moving In Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 9:12 AM ET

    Asian central banks are intervening to stem their currencies' rise, but risk-on investors are not deterred. Get your daily FX Fix right here.

  • Showdown or Shutdown     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-Va.) and former Governor Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) discuss the budget debate currently holding up a spending bill in Washington. Rendell says social issues are holding up the agreement. Gilmore says Democrats are just playing the blame game.

  • Commentary: The Nice Years Are Over Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:03 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    What Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, called the Nice (“non-inflationary, consistently expansionary”) decade has vanished. In its place, we see what I would now call the Nasty (“nightmare of austere and stagflationary years”), the Financial Times reports.

  • Fed to European Central Bank: So What? Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 1:44 PM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Just because the European Central Bank raised interest rates today to stave off inflation, don't expect the Fed to take a similar tack with U.S. rates, these strategists say.

  • Euro to Weaken, Yen Too, Strategist Says Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:30 PM ET

    The euro is overvalued despite the European Central Bank's rate hike, and the yen is rich as well, this strategist says.

  • European Central Bank Hikes and Portugal Bails Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Portugal throws in the towel, the Bank of England holds steady, and the European Central Bank tightens its purse strings — it's time for your Eurocentric FX Fix.

  • Gravity Exists Even for Stocks, Economist Warns Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:10 AM ET

    Portugal has finally gone cap in hand to the European Union, the European Central Bank is about to raise rates and the market is obsessed by Fed speak and looking for clues on when the second round of creating money — or quantitative easing — will come to an end.

  • "Monetary policymaking is a notoriously difficult art. I say 'art' rather than 'science' deliberately," Dr Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking & Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland writes.

  • Sell Euros Before ECB Rate Move, Strategist Says Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Traders are so certain the European Central Bank will raise interest rates tomorrow that any indication of dovishness will hurt the euro, this strategist says.

  • How the Dollar Would Handle a Government Shutdown Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 1:29 PM ET

    A federal government shutdown might not dent the dollar too badly, especially if it's short. But when the debt-ceiling debate rolls around, watch out.

  • Yen Droops, Swiss Franc Climbs Higher Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The yen is continuing its slide as the Bank of Japan meets, but an expected European Central Bank action is having the opposite effect. Time for your daily FX Fix.

  • Should Investors Move Before the Fed? Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 5:05 AM ET

    The US economy is on a firmer footing, but high unemployment and still low inflation warrant continuing support, according to minutes from the Fed's latest meeting which showed clear divisions among the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members on exit strategy.

  • US Consumer Having It Bad? Welcome to the UK Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 2:42 AM ET

    High Street retailers are dealing with the same pressures as their US counterparts and more.

  • The euro has been trading as if there is no such thing as a sovereign debt crisis, and that decoupling is overdone, this strategist says. 

  • Euro Stalls, Aussie Dollar Falls Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:53 AM ET

    Traders are wondering how much more room the euro has to rise, and trade-deficit numbers are hitting the Australian dollar — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How High Can the Aussie Dollar Fly? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 3:29 PM ET

    The Australian dollar has been on a tear, and many investors and strategist are still bullish - but a few experts are sounding cautionary notes.

  • The Won Is Winning and Japan's "Mr. Yen" Is Warning Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    Japan's former currency czar predicted weakness for the yen, but the Korean won and others are on an uptrend — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • The New Zealand dollar's trading patterns are suggesting a selling opportunity to this technical analyst.

  • What Will an ECB Rate Rise Actually Mean? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:38 AM ET
    Interest rates

    It is all but certain that the ECB will raise rates this week. It has been itching to do so for some time. Now that the moment has arrived, what will the move actually mean for the euro zone and the global economy?

  • How to Trade the Central Banker Meetings Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | 10:02 PM ET

    Seven central banks will meet in the next week. Here's a trade that can take advantage of  unanticipated comments or interest rate moves.