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The Financial Landscape: Dollar Losing Favor, Economy Losing Steam

The long term isn't looking good for the greenback: Central bank managers don't see it keeping its status as the world's reserve currency. The short term's not looking so hot for the U.S. economy either: Housing prices are down another 4% year over year, and confidence is falling.

Bucking a Trend: Why the Dollar Could Rally in 2011

Despite all the headwinds blowing against it -- and they're fierce -- the U.S. dollar has been holding its own against the world's major currencies. And if the U.S. recovery remains on track, the greenback has good odds of actually strengthening in 2011.

Asian Markets Are Mixed as Investors Eye U.S. Elections

In Asia on Tuesday, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index rose 0.1%, China's Shanghai Composite inched down 0.3%. and in Japan, the Nikkei 225 crept up 0.1%. Investors are closely monitoring the U.S. midterm elections, with many predicting that if the Democrats lose their majorities in both the House and the Senate, the dollar will continue to slide.

The dollar is falling, but not the sky

Before one starts composing a eulogy for the U.S. dollar, it pays to make two distinctions: 1) There's a difference between the dollar's decline and...

Dollar jumps on talk of Fed rate rise

United States policy makers have added more than $12.8 trillion in credit market liquidity and stimulus to the financial system and the economy,...

Are investors fleeing the dollar?

Now the interesting time for the dollar begins. Despite record monetary and fiscal stimulus, the dollar through mid-year held its own against the...

UK's rating outlook cut by S&P

Pound buyers faced losses after the S&P warned that it was cutting its outlook for the pound from "stable" to "negative." The pound lost two...

U.S. dollar down? Just wait awhile

In economics and in financial data analysis, superlatives are generally avoided. (Certain financial news shows on cable TV are the exception, of...

98% of British turn down free money!

Recently a price comparison site, moneysupermarket.com, took to the streets of Britain and tried to give away free money. Despite standing on two...