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Poor 2018 for Swiss Franc so far, will the downward trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Poor 2018 for Swiss Franc so far, will the downward trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

A quick glance at a chart showing the Swiss Franc’s performance this year makes for simple reading, as the trend is generally downward against all major currency pairs. There have even been reports of cross-border shopping trips from Switzerland to the surrounding countries declining, as the spending power of the Swiss Franc has diminished quite considerably in the last few months. At the time of writing the CHF/USD pair are sitting almost exactly on 1.00 which is the lowest level since May of last year. This support level was hit in October of last year and if the CHF/USD pair fall below the 1.00 mark

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What will move Swiss Franc exchange rates?

What will move Swiss Franc exchange rates?

The Swiss Franc is always susceptible to global attitudes to risk, as a safe haven currency it will rise and fall in value according to global sentiments on risk. When the market is fearful the Franc will strengthen when investors are confident in the global economic outlook it will weaken as investors look for more profitable shores elsewhere. The main talking point is at present is the latest news on Iran and the nuclear deal which Trump has now rejected. This has triggered lots of volatility on the Franc which has risen and fallen by a cent today as markets continue to digest the latest

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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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Mark Carney to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Mark Carney to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Towards the close of play tomorrow Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney will address the public and talk about the UK economy. Recently the Bank of England have hinted towards raising interest rates in March which has given the pound a boost against the Swiss franc. Further hints towards a hike should help the pound, however with the recent positive run, I expect the governor to remain neutral and the pound to finish the week at current levels. In other news the US will release their latest Non-Farm Payroll numbers, unemployment rates and average earnings. Non Farm is expected to be released just

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Bank of England to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Bank of England to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Tomorrow the monetary policy committee from the Bank of England will vote to decide the interest rate for the upcoming month. No change is expected from

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Sterling strengthens against CHF (Daniel Johnson)

Sterling strengthens against CHF (Daniel Johnson)

GBP/CHF in Detail Sterling has made consistent gains against the Swiss Franc over the last week and now sits at a yearly high of 1.34. These

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EU summit to dictate GBPCHF exchange rates

EU summit to dictate GBPCHF exchange rates

Since the end of August the pound has been making inroads against the Swiss Franc and recovering from the dramatic drop in exchange rates since the

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Pound falls against the Swiss Franc after MPC member comments (Tom Holian)

Pound falls against the Swiss Franc after MPC member comments (Tom Holian)

The Pound has fallen vs the Swiss Franc after two of the members of the Monetary Policy Committee spoke yesterday. Ben Broadbent has stated that he’s

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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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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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