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  • Your Currency Trade for Oil's Move Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Global economics may be pushing oil lower, but this strategist says political forces will limit its fall, and she has a trade on that view.

  • Europe's Real Problem? Deflation Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 10:28 AM ET

    European markets experienced a rare moment of respite yesterday.  But this was just a pause in the panic. No comprehensive solution to the continent’s sovereign debt woes seems to be near at hand.

  • Euro 'Garlic Belt' Condemned to Deflation: Author Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.

  • Pimco: Europe, US Risk High Inflation in Medium Term Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 12:25 AM ET

    European and U.S. inflation will rise in the medium- to long-term, according to Berdibek Ahmedov, manager for European and UK real return products at Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco).

  • Targeting Nominal Growth: A Policy for Stagflation? Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Should the Federal Reserve abandon its traditional tactic of targeting interest rates in favor of targeting a specific level of nominal gross domestic product?

  • Fed's Lockhart Sees Hope in Latest Round of Data Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 9:29 PM ET
    Atlanta Federal Reserve President and CEO Dennis Lockhart

    The U.S. economy is unlikely to slip back into recession, and an improvement in recent indicators has been encouraging, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Tuesday.

  • UK Launches QE2     Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    "I think the risk of deflation is much greater than the risk of inflation because of all the headwinds that are against us, and there is no real sign that there is a wage-price spiral building up here," Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, told CNBC.

  • If Europe Gets Its Act Together, Buy These Stocks Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:10 AM ET
    annuities

    Stocks rallied on Monday and Tuesday on hopes that policy makers where about to get their act together and unveil a credible solution to the euro zone debt crisis. On Wednesday the bears where back in charge as stocks and commodities came under renewed pressure amid fears a euro zone resolution was not as close as had been hoped.

  • 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.