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  • Franc down 5% on week, dollar dips Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    The Swiss franc fell past 1.05 francs per euro for the first time since the Swiss National Bank dumped its 1.20 francs cap.

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET
    Gold coins

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • Dollar firm post-Fed, franc eyed for intervention Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:37 AM ET
    Foreign exchange currencies.

    The U.S. dollar inched higher against the yen and was steady to the euro on Thursday after a Federal Reserve statement which.

  • Dollar climbs, but caution reigns before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • Swiss franc sees wild ride on central bank talk Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    A man holds a 100 Swiss franc bank note in front of an ATM in Bern.

    The Swiss franc continued to show volatility as the country's central bank signaled that it had not given up intervening in currency markets.

  • Euro rises against dollar; eyes on Fed Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    The euro rose against the dollar before a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve that may push back expectations for an interest rate rise.

  • Euro steadies despite Greek worries Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Euro

    The euro regained a foothold in early deals in London, investors choosing to take some profit on two days of steep losses.

  • Ruble hit as Obama slams Russia 'bullying' Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on December 11, 2014 in Washington.

    The price of the Russian ruble fell sharply against the U.S. dollar Monday after fighting increased in the eastern part of Ukraine.

  • Euro hits fresh 11-year lows following ECB move Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    A cashier counts euro banknotes in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    The euro fell to fresh 11-year lows against the dollar after the ECB said on Thursday it would pump a trillion euros into the euro zone economy.

  • Euro falls to fresh 11-year low on ECB decision Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    The euro hit a fresh 11-year low after Draghi announced the launch of an open-ended expanded monthly 60 billion euro bond-buying program.

  • This currency war cannot go well: Art Cashin Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Art Cashin

    The currency war is being played like a chess match, but that will eventually change, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC.

  • Yen rebounds, BOJ disappoints further easing bets Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    The yen rebounded against the dollar after the Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy.

  • SNB end of euro peg a 'shock': Zurich Insurance boss Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:15 AM ET
    SNB end of euro peg a 'shock': Zurich Insurance boss

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg was a "surprise" to the world.

  • Europe: 'The problems are back' Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe: 'The problems are back'

    The European Central Bank's first meeting is a hot topic at Davos this year. Axel Weber, chairman of UBS says that the real issue in Europe is reforms.

  • Dollar rises to 1-week high vs yen after China data Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 5:32 AM ET

    The dollar hit a one-week high against the yen after China growth data was not as bad as many had feared, curbing demand for the safe-haven Japanese currency.

  • Is gold the ultimate safe haven? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Is gold the ultimate safe haven?

    Is gold still a safe haven? Mark O'Byrne, executive and research director at GoldCore, seems to think so, saying that the Swiss National Bank's recent decision was the "icing on the cake" to show how gold thrives in a volatile environment.

  • Should you try to catch the falling Swiss knife? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    People queue outside a currency exchange office in Geneva, January 16, 2015.

    Switzerland's stock market dived after its central bank de-pegged its currency from the euro, but it's not time to bargain hunt yet, analysts said.

  • Euro edges up as investors eye crucial ECB meeting Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 2:51 PM ET

    The European Central Bank could take its boldest steps yet to revive the euro zone's moribund economy.

  • Expect more SNB intervention in Swiss franc: Pro Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Expect more SNB intervention in Swiss franc: Pro

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, says the Swiss National Bank will be comfortable with a euro/Swiss franc level of 1.10 euros and will intervene in the foreign exchange market to push the currency to that level.