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  • Stagflation: CNBC Explains Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    While moderate inflation is actually a good thing for a healthy economy, inflation can also occur when the economy is stagnant.

  • The best outcome for the United States is "some nominal growth or some acceleration in nominal growth," Wayne Lin, portfolio manger and investment strategy analyst for Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • How to Tell If QE3 Is Coming Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET

    Reading Fedspeak has never been easy, but these tips might help you weigh the odds of another round of pain for the dollar - er, quantitative easing. 

  • Can You Stomach This Trade? Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    It takes a strong stomach to navigate the currency markets this week. If you can handle the stress, here's a trade for you.

  • Deflation: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    If you understand inflation, deflation is simply the flip side of the coin. In fact, sometimes it referred to as “negative inflation.”

  • Deflation is on the rise if the public sector doesn't inject money into economies, says Victor Shvets of Samsung Securities.

    Despite concerns about global inflation, Victor Shvets, managing director and head of research and strategy at Samsung Securities Asia, says deflationary pressures are on the rise due to the deleveraging of the private sector.

  • Fed's Lockhart: US Economic Recovery 'Halting' Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 2:46 PM ET
    Federal Reserve

    The U.S. economic rebound remains disappointingly erratic, a top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday, though he offered few hints as to whether the central bank is considering further stimulus.

  • Crisis Threatens Influence of Europe at IMF Sunday, 15 May 2011 | 11:39 PM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest may have little immediate effect on the International Monetary Fund’s operations. Yet it may well force the organization’s member countries to confront wider issues of European influence over the fund, even as it prepares to extend more huge rescue loans to western Europe, reports the FT.

  • 'The UK Will Need a Bailout Soon': Jim Rogers Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Jim Rogers

    Britain isn’t cutting its structural deficit by enough or doing it quickly enough and may need a bailout from its European partners, investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.

  • Markets Expect Fed to Deliver More Good News for Stocks Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    Regardless of what Bernanke says at his first media briefing, the markets are convinced the Fed chairman will keep the stock market rallying and the dollar in decline.

  • Will Fed Trigger Bond Sell-Off? Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 5:50 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The first two rounds on quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve were good for stocks and bad for bonds, CNBC's Patrick Allen writes.

  • Lessons for America From Austerity’s Canary Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 5:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on Fiscal Policy

    Having just spent a week in the US I can confirm Americans and the British share an awful lot in common.

  • Fed's Bullard Jolts Bonds and Dollar—But Not Stocks Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.

  • Buying Gold = Shorting Mankind's Wisdom: Analyst Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 1:43 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    Despite mankind's ability to adapt and invent new materials and make use of new resources, humans seem "hopelessly incapable of learning past wisdom and apparently doomed to repeat past follies," according to Dylan Grice, a research analyst at Societe Generale.

  • BoJ Needs to Get Grip on Market Sentiment: Strategist Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 6:10 AM ET
    Japan's share prices plunged across the board after reports of rising radiation.

    The Bank of Japan needs to hold of market sentiment or risk the economy falling into a bigger-than-expected recession, according to Phillipe Gijsels of BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.

  • Euro Zone Debt Agreement a Ponzi Scheme: Ferguson Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    "I think this whole thing is a Ponzi scheme in which governments that are already in deep red ink are trying to generate more red ink," Niall Ferguson, history professor at Harvard University, told CNBC.

  • Interest Rates Will Rise Soon: Historian Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:06 AM ET

    Interest rates will have to rise soon even if major central banks – like the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England – keep monetary policy ultra relaxed for now, Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University, told CNBC in an interview.

  • 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.

  • Betting on Oil, Inflation Now a Crapshoot: Economist Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 4:29 AM ET

    Currently, oil prices are  just as likely to rise as to fall and, consequently, there's a 50 percent  chance  that recent rises in European inflation are behind us, according to Carl B. Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics.