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  • Banks, Analysts Slam Hungary's 'Disaster' Loan Law Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 9:46 AM ET
    Budapest, Hungary

    Hungary's decision to help its citizens pay back the foreign exchange loans they took at the height of the economic boom a few years back has sparked outrage among banks and spooked foreign investors.

  • How to Trade the Euro     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 10:40 PM ET

    Kara Ordway, FX Strategist, City Index recommends shorting the EUR-GBP.

  • US Dollar Is ‘Not a Safe Haven’: Jim Rogers Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 1:30 PM ET
    Jim Rogers

    The U.S. dollar is going higher “against major currencies,” well-known investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday, and that may be out of panic. 

  • Is the Swiss Franc's Slide For Real? Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    The Swiss franc is off sharply on rumors that the central bank is going to set a new, lower peg against the euro. Maybe, maybe not.

  • Is the Swiss Franc Overvalued?     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 10:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the Swiss National Bank is dealing with rumors of eur/chf floor raise.

  • Central Banks Provide Band-Aid for Europe's Ills Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    The arm-in-arm effort by central bankers to increase U.S. dollar liquidity in Europe is essentially a band-aid solution, and the euro is already backing off its gains.

  • Central Banks Fix Liquidity, Not Solvency Problems Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 12:23 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    Five of the world's largest central banks have announced a coordinated injection of dollars into banking systems, in response to growing concerns over liquidity problems in the euro zone. However, analysts say, they cannot solve the underlying solvency crisis.

  • Asian Currencies Fall, European Leaders Flail Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    European leaders talk and talk, and hot money cools toward Asia — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro bills and coins

    Some analysts believe the euro could be heading to a new lower range, as Europe grapples with its peripheral debt crisis.

  • Is British Pound About to Get a Beating? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    With all the action on the Continent, the British pound has been out of the spotlight. It's time for a look — and you might not like it.

  • Is Norway the New Switzerland? Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank is putting the kibosh on the franc's safe haven status, and investors are turning to Norway instead. But it could be too much too fast.

  • Central banks go easy and the Australian jobs report disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Big Day for Policy Talk Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:27 PM ET

    Markets will be watching three major policy speeches Thursday, including President Obama and Fed Chairman Bernanke, but the speaker that may be most dramatic may be out of Europe.

  • Technical Signals On Euro Spell Trouble: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:59 PM ET

    It's not enough that the German court gave mixed signals to the euro. Now the technical patterns aren't looking so good either.

  • More Hurdles Ahead for the Euro, Strategist Says Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank and the German courts have changed the outlook for the euro - but it's still cloudy.

  • Swiss Franc Steadies, Krone Attracts Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 7:52 AM ET

    The Swiss 'peg' is mostly holding as traders hunt for alternatives — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Swiss Central Bank Move 'Huge Mistake': Jim Rogers Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:40 AM ET
    Jim Rogers during a visit to Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Rogers says he's long Chinese stocks and the currency even though he thinks the property sector may be in a bubble.

    The Swiss central bank's decision to set a limit on how much the Swiss franc can appreciate against the euro is "a huge mistake," investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.com on Wednesday.

  • Just as talk had begun to intensify about a gold bubble building, the metal got another boost Tuesday when the Swiss National Bank announced measures to decrease the value of the franc.

  • After the Swiss Move, Your Best Currency Safe Havens Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 2:15 PM ET
    Switzerland

    With the Swiss franc tumbling after the central bank's intervention, you need a Plan B for a safe haven. Here's a ranking of your options.

  • Busch: Japanese Yen Scenarios Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 1:05 PM ET

    Given the Swiss National Bank's pegging or linking their currency to the EUR at 1.2000 (+10% from spot), the market is now starting to believe there is a possibility that the Bank of Japan will do something similar with the Japanese yen.