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  • Dollar Sinks, Euro Sags, Chinese Inflation Rises Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 8:02 AM ET

    Jobs data dents the dollar and oil-price worries weigh on the ruble - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Stocks come off their worst week of the new year with investors wondering if the bull market will keep running — or lay down and take a nap.

  • Disappointing Jobs Report Revives Talk of Fed Easing Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET

    March’s disappointing jobs report shows the reversal of warm weather hiring, but also some troubling trends that are already sparking talk of more Federal Reserve easing.

  • March Jobs Report Below Projections  Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The non-farm payroll number for March is up only 120,000 vs. 240,000 (revised) in February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The number is far below expectations of 203,000, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Joe Kernen and Rick Santelli. Private sector jobs were up 121,000 vs. 233,000 in February. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March vs. 8.3 percent in February. And the average workweek in March was 34.5 hours in March vs. 34.6 hours in February.

  • The Kiwi Lifts and Jobs Data Awaits Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Spain weighs on the euro and nonfarm payrolls loom - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Market Expects Another Month of 200,000 Job Growth Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:12 PM ET

    The jobs report will be released Friday, even though the market is closed for Good Friday. The market is expecting to see another 200,000+ month—another sign that the job market is improving.

  • How to Trade a Hot Dollar Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    The U.S. dollar has had a great week, and this strategist thinks there is more to come.

  • What Canadian Jobs Data Means for the Dollar Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
    Career Fair

    New Canadian employment data beat forecasts, and that has implications for the U.S. economy and the dollar.

  • Busch: Currency Playbook for the Employment Report Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.

  • How to Trade on the Outlook for Oil Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Crude oil had a rough week, but this strategist thinks it won't last. Here's how to play the price drop using currencies.

  • Got a Yen for a Trade? Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    This strategist believes the Japanese currency is headed for a fall.

  • Your Currency Trade for the FOMC Meeting Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:00 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    If Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stays mum on quantitative easing, here's what to do.

  • How to Trade the Euro After the Greek Debt Deal Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 8:01 PM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    With Greece out of the woods for now, this strategist is eyeing a bullish currency trade.

  • Jobs Report Sparks Stock Gains  Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    "We have jobs but not a full recovery,"says Lee Munson, Portfolio chief investment officer, discussing Greece, Friday's markets, stock picks, and the outlook on the U.S. economy, with Jim Lacamp, UBS senior vp investments.

  • Australian Dollar Lifts, Nonfarm Payrolls Await Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Chinese inflation slows and the nonfarm payroll report looms - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Jobs Report Preview: 9.1% Unemployment?  Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 7:41 PM ET

    The Gallup Poll's top economist sees a big unemployment jump to 9.1%. Discussing Friday's jobs report and how to keep Americans working, with CNBC'S Rick Santelli, and John Lonski, Moody's Analytics chief economist.

  • Time to Take Risk Off the Table Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:10 PM ET
    Sydney Harbor Bridge & skyline

    Participation in the Greek debt deal looks good, but pitfalls still lie ahead, this strategist says.

  • How to Use Currencies to Trade the Payroll Report Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 7:34 PM ET
    Help Wanted

    Ready for the latest employment data? This strategist has a trading plan.

  • How To Catch a Rising Economy Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 1:22 PM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Strategists are looking for ways to trade on the signs of U.S. economic renewal.

  • Strategist: Why Europe Is In a Good Place - Really Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    Sometimes a crisis can force real reform.