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Pound to Swiss Franc rate climbs to a 22-month high, will GBP/CHF continue to climb?

Pound to Swiss Franc rate climbs to a 22-month high, will GBP/CHF continue to climb?

The Pound to Swiss Franc rate has been boosted recently, mostly owing to CHF weakness but the positive sentiments surrounding the UK at the moment have also helped. Over the past week GBPCHF is up by almost 1.5% and over the past month it’s up by almost 4%. Around the middle of last month Sterling was boosted across the board of major currencies after news broke that the Brexit transitional deal has been agreed between the UK and EU negotiators. Hopes of an interest rate hike next month are also increasing the Pounds value which is one of the reasons for the boost to GBP/CHF.

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GBPCHF close to an 18 month high

GBPCHF close to an 18 month high

Its not been a great day for the pound vs the Swiss Franc and exchange rates have dropped 0.85% however exchange rates are still close to an 18 month high. Brexit sentiment has changed in the last 3 months as the UK and EU have begun trade negotiations and its likely that a deal will be formed at some point throughout the year. This week leaders from around the globe have met in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the global economy. Exchange rates have seemed to be volatile this week when key figures speak. For example earlier in the week Angela Merkel from Germany announced she

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Pound soars after Brexit bill breakthrough, will the upward trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Pound soars after Brexit bill breakthrough, will the upward trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound spiked upward today across the board of currencies today, after speculation of a final agreed amount for the Brexit bill has supposedly been agreed. The figure is rumoured to be around the £50bn mark and the markets have welcomed the news, as the likelihood is that that the path of trade negotiations will now be cleared. Up until now this has been a sticking point, so I think that should the rumours be true and the figures be made official, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the GBP/CHF rate continue to climb and reach levels of 1.35 once again, which is a level

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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 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.

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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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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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How will Article 50 affect the Franc?

How will Article 50 affect the Franc?

The pound has slipped from the recent highs of 1.24 and has slipped back into the 1.23’s. Most clients expect the rate to slip and personally,

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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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Will the Pound fall as the Brexit formally begins? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Pound fall as the Brexit formally begins? (Joseph Wright)

At the time of  writing the pound is trading much closer to it’s annual low against the Swiss Franc than it’s annual high, and for reason

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