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Swiss Franc to Pound rate getting closer to post-Brexit vote highs, will CHF become even more expensive? (Joseph Wright)

Swiss Franc to Pound rate getting closer to post-Brexit vote highs, will CHF become even more expensive? (Joseph Wright)

The best time to have converted Swiss Francs into Sterling over the past decade would have been around October of last year, when the fears surrounding the Brexit really begun. At the time the rate hit the 1.20’s which in the reverse equates to almost 0.83 pence per Swiss Franc, and at the time of writing we’re getting closer to these levels as the current rate is just over 0.80 cents. Due to the issues between North Korea and Japan/USA there appears to be more of a demand for safe haven currencies such as CHF, as well as commodities such as Gold. The Pound has

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Pound loses almost a cent and half after BoE comments, will Sterling continue to struggle this year? (Joseph Wright)

Pound loses almost a cent and half after BoE comments, will Sterling continue to struggle this year? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling tumbled against most major currency pairs today, and especially against safe haven currencies such as the Swiss Franc. The Pound dipped as soon as it was announced that interest rates will remain unchanged and the voting pattern has become less bullish in favour of a rate hike, as inflation levels have eased slightly in recent weeks. The Bank of England also adopted a cautious tone and cut its growth forecast for the UK economy in 2017 from 1.9% down to 1.7%. Mark Carney, a very important figure as he’s the governor of the Bank of England also warned of the risks of Brexit, and

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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, the 3rd in the last 3 months. As dreadful as it may sound the financial markets appear to have become more accustomed to these types of events and despite the weekends dreadful attacks over the weekend, the Pound has actually climbed almost across the board of major currency pairs during today’s trading session. I expect there to be further price movements between the Pound and the Swiss Franc between now and the election this Thursday, especially if the polls

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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% against the Swiss Franc. Personally I think the Pound could have strengthened even further against CHF had issues around the world not limited demand for riskier assets. Due to the Swiss Franc benefiting in times of political uncertainty the Swiss Franc has been in demand recently along with the Japanese Yen. The tension between the US and Russia over the Syria crises has caused Russian President, Vladimir Putin to state that relations between the two countries are now worse

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Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates see nearly full cent improvement, will this last? (Joshua Privett)

Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates see nearly full cent improvement, will this last? (Joshua Privett)

Well we’re moments away from the starting gun being fired to begin Brexit negotiations, but the rate is moving in the favour of anyone holding Sterling,

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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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Pound slips on poor manufacturing data, will it drop further once the Brexit begins? (Joseph Wright)

Pound slips on poor manufacturing data, will it drop further once the Brexit begins? (Joseph Wright)

Yesterday the Pound feel across the board as economic data released early in the morning disappointed. Figures released by Markit showed that Manufacturing in the UK

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What can we expect on GBPCHF this week?

What can we expect on GBPCHF this week?

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has been in the main driven by sterling weakness which is weighing on the performance of the pound which has

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Sterling gains almost 2% against the Swiss Franc in 3 days, will the Pound continue to climb from here? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling gains almost 2% against the Swiss Franc in 3 days, will the Pound continue to climb from here? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has continued to climb throughout the week, after it was announced earlier this week by the Supreme Court that the UK government will require

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GBPCHF rises to over 1.25!

GBPCHF rises to over 1.25!

The pound is higher against the Swiss Franc as we finally get some clarity over just what Brexit means. The pound was initially expected to fall

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