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What can we expect next for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

What can we expect next for the GBPCHF exchange rate?

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has been sliding on the uncertainty of the UK raising interest rates. The general impression from the market is that the UK will fail to raise interest rates as quickly as many had hoped. Whilst I believe GBPCHF could easily drop lower say to below 1.20, ore than likely we will come to some form of settlement in the 1.22-1.23 range. A big factor driving the Franc against the pound is the positioning and we fell to almost the lowest rates in 2017 earlier today as sterling fell on comments from the Bank of England yesterday. There is a

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Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Will GBPCHF improve towards the end of the year (Dayle Littlejohn)

Yesterday Ian McCafferty one of the current eight voting members of the Monetary Policy Committee from the Bank of England, gave another hawkish press conference in relation to interest rates. The MPC member explained that the economy has not slowed as much as they first thought it would therefore he believe rates should be hiked to 0.5%. The Bank of England have set a target of 2% for many years and currently inflation levels are 2.9%. The reason why inflation has increased by a substantial amount over the last 12 months is because the pound has been sold off by investors due to the risk

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Swiss Franc remains strong (Dayle Littlejohn)

Swiss Franc remains strong (Dayle Littlejohn)

In the past many of my clients that are not experienced within the currency markets have asked why the Swiss Franc is incredibly strong against all of the major currencies when interest rates are currently in minus territory (-0.75%). Higher interest rates tend to strengthen the currency as investors can receive higher interest on their assets. Switzerland is known as a safe haven currency which means international investors want to leave their assets (normal large amounts) within the country as they believe the value will not depreciate, even thought Banks essentially charge their clients to hold their money. The currency company I work for is

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Sterling gains on BoE rate hopes, will we see the Pound recover back to May’s levels? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling gains on BoE rate hopes, will we see the Pound recover back to May’s levels? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has gained roughly around 1% against the Swiss Franc this week, making the prospect of buying Swiss Francs with Pounds a more attractive prospect. The Pound to Swiss Franc rate has quite some distance to climb before reaching its May highs of 1.30+, but the currency was helped this week after the Bank of England surprised financial markets on Thursday during the Monetary Policy Committee’s interest rate decision. Almost half of the voting members of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee voted in favour of raising interest rates. This was the first time they’ve been this bullish since 2007, ten years ago. The most likely

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Sterling stabilises for now, but will the election create further spikes for GBP/CHF this week? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling stabilises for now, but will the election create further spikes for GBP/CHF this week? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has steadied this afternoon after opening the weeks trading session under pressure. The currency got off to a bad start after another terrorist attack,

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Will the Pound to Swiss Franc rate go back over 1.30?

Will the Pound to Swiss Franc rate go back over 1.30?

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has slipped from the recent highs of over 1.30 which were the best rates to buy Francs with pounds since

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Pound falls from recent highs vs the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

Pound falls from recent highs vs the Swiss Franc (Tom Holian)

The Pound vs the Swiss Franc exchange rate has fallen over the last few days after the recent UK Quarterly Inflation Report published last Thursday. Bank

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Will Sterlings gains against the Swiss Franc be limited due to geopolitical issues boosting CHF? (Joseph Wright)

Will Sterlings gains against the Swiss Franc be limited due to geopolitical issues boosting CHF? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has been on a strong run against the Swiss Franc in recent weeks, and over the past month alone Sterling is up by 2.66%

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Has GBP/CHF seen its lowest levels now that Brexit is underway? (Joseph Wright)

Has GBP/CHF seen its lowest levels now that Brexit is underway? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate has opened up flat this morning, trading at around the 1.2385 mark at the mid-market level. With the triggering

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Could political uncertainty within Europe push the Swiss Franc even higher? (Joseph Wright)

Could political uncertainty within Europe push the Swiss Franc even higher? (Joseph Wright)

The cost of hedging against major currency fluctuations between the Swiss Franc and the Euro hit it’s highest level in 2 months yesterday, as fears over

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