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Is Europe on the verge on financial collapse? Cramer explains DEFCON 3 and the importance of credit.
Should investors prep to trade Greek drachmas? Robert Sinche, RBS head of global FX strategy, discusses whether some of the biggest players in the currency market may be gearing up for a euro breakup, and how to play it.
President Obama says the European financial crisis is of "huge importance to our economy." If Europe is having difficulties, it's much more difficult for America to generate good jobs at home, he adds.
Alessio De Longis, OppenheimerFunds, discusses volatility in the currency markets and also answers to whether the euro will exist a year from now.
Bank shares haven't improved with fundamentals, says Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities. "The American banks are getting these better than expected earnings results and part of that is Europe," he says.
A check on the European markets as they close and what U.S. traders are watching, with Stephen Weiss, Short Hills Capital; CNBC's Gary Kaminsky, Simon Hobbs, and Carl Quintanilla.
CNBC's Jim Cramer, David Faber, Carl Quintanilla and Melissa Lee take a look at the market moving headlines, including European leaders working on a budget discipline plan, Black Friday weekend revenues, and Wall Street paychecks expected plunge.
A look at what traders are watching that could possibly impact the week's trading, with Scott Nations, NationsShares.
A trading plan for currencies, commodities and futures, with Jim Steel, HSBC; Peter Yastrow, Yastrow Origer, and Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex.
Notis Mitarachi, alternate head of economic policy, for New Democracy, told CNBC "we have given support to this government from the very beginning, we are strongly committed behind the euro zone participation of Greece which we consider an irrevocable arrangement."
Greg Bundy, senior advisor at AIMS Finance, says the weaker euro and the U.S. debt crisis will start to weigh on commodities.
Andrew Su, CEO of Compass Global Markets, thinks that the only solution for the euro zone crisis is for Europe to pay its debts, and the radical plans thought up by European leaders will not be sufficient.
Andrew Economos, managing director and head of sovereign & institutional strategy Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses why he thinks Asia will grow exponentially as the U.S. recovers.
Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist, discusses the state of UK and European banks as Italian bond yields rise to worrisome levels. "Banks will be pressured to raise capital," he says.
Mark Malloch-Brown, chairman of EMEA at FTI Consulting, "the absence of any credible short-term plan to stabilize the Euro is Merkel's big achilles heel."
Leo Yip, Singapore Economic Development Board chairman, discusses what's happening on the ground in Singapore just as the country's Ministry of Trade & Industry announces it's expecting a slowdown in growth this year, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
As more concern over the eurozone weighs on investor sentiment, some market pros expect a recession in Europe in 2012, with David Sowerby, Loomis Sayles & Co., and Vadim Zlotnikov, AllianceBernstein.
Bearishness is starting to take a more aggressive tone, with Jordan Kotick, Barclays Capital.
The euro zone has weapons to tackle the current debt situation, but will need to activate the EFSF with more conviction and larger scale for it to be effective, Sir John Gieve, former deputy governor of the Bank of England, told CNBC.
A check on European markets as the trading session ends, and a look at U.S. markets, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs, RIck Santelli, and Zach Karabell, River Twice Research.
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The Big Mac Index compares how much a Big Mac costs in 38 countries, explains Edward McBride, finance editor at The Economist. He outlines which currencies are the most under- and over-valued.
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, explains that Europe, and equities in general, are attractive as central banks remain supportive.
David Herro, CIO at Harris Capital, says the geopolitical situation has made European valuations a bit more appealing and that now is a good time to pick up quality European stocks.