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  • Yoshikami: Zero Interest Rates For The US? Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 9:48 AM ET

    Japan is cutting interests rates to virtually zero. This means investments in Japanese debt are as good as putting your money under your mattress; the money will likely still be there but when you get your yen back, don't expect any rate of return. What could be worse, purchasing power is likely to be impacted even with minimal inflation. Japanese drama continues.

  • Currency War? Why Countries Are Rushing to Devalue Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    While countries have different reasons for devaluing their currencies, one of the common threads is a desire to keep up with the cost of goods from other export-driven nations.

  • US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will call on emerging nations to show more flexibility on currencies in exchange for a greater say in international financial institutions, a Treasury official told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Japan's move to ease monetary policy on Tuesday is a form of currency intervention, said Michael Power, strategist at Investec Asset Management.

  • Commentary: Twin Nightmares of Deflation and 'Double Dip' Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 12:20 PM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    In the present circumstances, analysts tell me the weaker dollar is probably 'good' for most Americans. We are battling the power of two nightmares: double dip and deflation.

  • Japan Silent on Intervention Talk After Yen Drop Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 6:20 AM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    Japanese authorities were silent after a sudden jump in the dollar against the yen that traders said was due to the Bank of Japan intervening in the currency market Friday to weaken the Japanese currency.

  • Moves to Weaken Yen Not Over, Says Japan's Kan Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 3:00 AM ET
    Yen

    Japan stands ready to intervene again in foreign exchange markets, but also plans to put in place broader economic and monetary policies that will help to weaken the yen, according to Naoto Kan, the prime minister. The FT reports.

  • Halftime: 'Fast' Traders Best Plays on Yen Intervention Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 1:31 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders don't think the Bank of Japan's intervention will be long-lasting, but they do have ideas on how to play it.

  • Busch: Let the Currency Games Begin! Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 11:47 AM ET

    How can the Japanese get a pass to intervene when the Chinese are being criticized for essentially the same activity?

  • Japan Conditions US and EU for Intervention Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 10:18 AM ET
    Japan prime minister Naoto Kan

    Japan has been conditioning the US and Europe for Tokyo’s potential intervention against the rising yen, according to Naoto Kan, prime minister.

  • Yen/Dollar: Take Your Shorts Off Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 4:39 PM ET
    Dollars and Yen

    The expression “new 15-year high” is getting to be old hat for the yen’s strength against the dollar, but the strong Japanese currency trade could still have some legs.

  • Strong Yen Helps to Fuel Germany’s Export Boom Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:33 AM ET

    A stronger yen is good news for German machinery and auto companies whose main competitors often are based in Japan. The New York Times reports.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Stocks could finish August on a cranky note before entering September - historically the worst performing month for stocks.

  • Analysts at JPMorgan Chase lowered their price forecast and urged clients to sell oil. But how are the traders playing this call?

  • Week Ahead: Jobs Report Could Signal Rocky September Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 8:04 PM ET
    Career Fair

    The final days of summer could bring more disappointing employment and manufacturing data, setting the stage for a choppy September.

  • Credit Better Than Equities: Expert Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 4:20 AM ET

    Investors need to be very careful about investing in risky assets as markets remain in a state of "heightened alert", said Simon Warner, head of macro markets at AMP Capital on CNBC's Protect Your Wealth.

  • Dismal news on housing overwhelmed stocks Tuesday, and the markets now look to Wednesday's housing and durable goods reports with newly lowered expectations.

  • Bank of Japan

    Japanese economic officials have long been accused of moving too slowly and timidly in reponse to a decade-long deflation, and they now seem to have few good options, whatever their will for pursuing them. The NYT reports.

  • Trading On the Nasdaq? Prepare to Be Fried: Chartist Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 5:27 AM ET

    Investors betting on the tech replacement cycle should "prepare to be fried", warned chartist Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com.

  • Dollar-Yen to Fall to 80, Then Consolidate: Charts Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 12:39 AM ET

    The dollar continued its slide against the yen on Wednesday, moving within sight of a 15-year low versus the Japanese currency. Just how low will the dollar-yen go?

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