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  • 'Super Mario' is in the spotlight and the Swiss economy is shrinking - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Gets a Lift, Dollar Takes Hits Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    Euro trade data is upbeat but Spanish bank loans are getting worse - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How Many Euros Are In That Swiss Bank Account? Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    The Swiss National Bank is sitting on a pile of euros, and the size of that pile says a lot about where the euro is headed.

  • Euro Rally Fizzles, GDP Report Looms Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 8:09 AM ET

    Spain pain scuttles the euro rally and Switzerland keeps growing - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Look Who's Hammering the Euro Now Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Mild mannered Switzerland is putting downward pressure on the common currency.

  • Downward Bound Down Under? Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    Australian Flag

    The Australian dollar has been on a roll, but these strategists think the good times are going to stop.

  • Sweden Is Hot, Hot, Hot: Strategists Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:11 AM ET
    Stockholm

    Don't look now, but the Swedish krona is on a bit of a tear.

  • When Safe Havens Become Bubbles Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 1:46 AM ET

    Safe haven is a lovely term indicating that an asset class, bank or company is rock solid, reliable and dependable. After years of financial crisis a safe haven asset feels like a port in a storm and investors have flocked into so-called safe haven assets like U.S., German and UK government debt.

  • Swiss Franc Cap Won’t Last the Summer: Pro Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:12 AM ET
    Swiss Francs

    The currency cap the Swiss National Bank set on the franc will not be sustainable and could be withdrawn shortly, Stephen Isaacs, chairman of the investment committee at Alvine Capital told CNBC.

  • Currencies That Could Win in the Greek Election Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 7:16 PM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Ready for the Greek election this Sunday? Here are the currencies to watch.

  • That Swiss Franc Floor Is Getting Creaky Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    As the euro zone crisis grinds on, the pressure on the Swiss franc's peg to the euro is intensifying.

  • Swiss Cap on Franc Strength May Break     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    "I do think that we will see a flow into safe havens like Switzerland" after the Greek election, Megan Greene, Senior Research Analyst, Roubini Global Economics, said. She added that she didn't believe the Swiss cap on the franc's appreciation was sustainable and it may even break in the next two months.

  • Busch: Greek Election Playbook Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    The upcoming Greek election could determine whether Greece remains in the euro zone. Here's your trading plan.

  • Euro Holders Await More Greek Drama, Swiss Talk Tough Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Investors cover short positions in riskier currencies and the Swiss vow to keep the franc's peg — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:12 PM ET

    If you're bearish on the global economy, avoid ETFs built around currencies of countries rich in commodities and fall back on safe-haven ones.

  • The Bear Case Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    The EU. debt crisis has been trouble for global stocks, but it's been terrific for the U.S. dollar, and the Japanese yen . Here's how to get in on the rally.

  • Stimulus hopes lift the euro and China's rate cut makes the Aussie jump - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Collapse Is 'Horror Scenario': Swiss CEO Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:41 AM ET
    Level of domestic bank exposure: 2.08% Total PIIGS exposure: $56.4 billion Total bank assets: $2.71 trillion Portugal: $2.9 billion Ireland: $14.3 billion Italy: $18.3 billion Greece: $2.9 billion Spain: $18.1 billion *Figures are rounded

    If the euro zone collapses, the Swiss flag carrier—Swiss International Airlines—would "lose competitiveness altogether," Harry Hohmeister, CEO of Swiss International Airlines told CNBC at the SwissMediaForum.

  • An Irish vote could spell good luck for the euro, and Swiss growth is surging - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Rush for Havens as Euro Fears Rise Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 2:39 AM ET

    US benchmark borrowing costs plunged to levels last seen in 1946 and those for Germany and the UK hit all-time lows as investors took fright at what they see as a disjointed policy response to the debt crisis in Spain and Italy, the Financial Times reports.