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Will GBPCHF rise above 1.30?

Will GBPCHF rise above 1.30?

The pound to Franc rate has risen above 1.30 lately as expectations on the pound to rise increase and risk appetite slides. With the potentially extremely volatile North Korean situation reducing in volatility investors have been withdrawing their holdings of Francs which has seen the currency weaker. The pound had risen as the belief of a trade deal for the UK increased and investors fought to get behind the pound. There is still plenty of possible weakness ahead for the pound, principally as a result of the Brexit and if the UK fails to raise interest rates next month. This for me would suggest that

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Pound hits best level to buy Swiss Francs since May (Tom Holian)

Pound hits best level to buy Swiss Francs since May (Tom Holian)

The Pound has hit its best rate to buy Swiss Francs since May after the Bank of England mentioned that they may be gearing up for an interest rate hike sooner than the market expects. During the announcement the Bank of England spoke about stronger than expected UK economic growth and combined with rising inflation as well as the strongest UK unemployment figures in over 30 years the ingredients could influence an interest rate hike in the next few months. At the end of next week on Friday Prime Minister Theresa May will be speaking in Florence to announce her plan for a post-Brexit Britain in

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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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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 Under Pressure – SNB Keep Interest Rates Unchanged (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling Under Pressure – SNB Keep Interest Rates Unchanged (Matthew Vassallo)

The Pound has found life tough going over the past week, as the markets continue to digest the surprising results of last week’s general election. The

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Sterling continues to slide in wake of Hung Parliament, will this trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling continues to slide in wake of Hung Parliament, will this trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound is continuing its downward spiral against all major currency pairs, as today’s trading session has seen another sell-off in the Pound,s value. The uncertainty

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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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Rapid Rise in Inflation causing problems for Sterling (Daniel Johnson)

Rapid Rise in Inflation causing problems for Sterling (Daniel Johnson)

Inflation data weakens Sterling Yesterday saw the release of Consumer Price Index (CPI) data. CPI is a measure of inflation and yesterday we saw a rise

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Sterling Under Pressure Following Poor Showing on Super Thursday’ (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling Under Pressure Following Poor Showing on Super Thursday’ (Matthew Vassallo)

Sterling has come under pressure during Thursday’s trading, following some poor UK economic data releases. Today was dubbed ‘Super Thursday’ by investors, due to host of

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Will the Swiss Franc suffer now that the first round of voting in the French election is over? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Swiss Franc suffer now that the first round of voting in the French election is over? (Joseph Wright)

The Swiss Franc is in low demand today after the financial markets breathed a sigh of relief. Irrespective or our readers personal beliefs the markets were

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