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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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Euro gains on Swiss Franc as Swiss National Bank have a decision to make on rate cuts (Daniel Wright)

Euro gains on Swiss Franc as Swiss National Bank have a decision to make on rate cuts (Daniel Wright)

We have seen small gains made by the Euro against the Swiss Franc since the result of the first round of the Presidential elections in France, and indeed the Swiss Franc has generally weakened against most major currencies over the course of this week. The SNB (Swiss National Bank) have recently commented that they do have room to cut interest rates should they decide that they need to, which are currently sat at -0.75%. A lot now really depends on the next round of the French elections and should Marine Le Pen start to perform well and the Swiss Franc start to make gains once

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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 of Article 50 yesterday many were under the impression that the Pound would fall further, but it appears that the Brexit and the fears/uncertainty surrounding it appear to have been priced into the Pounds current value. Since the unexpected Brexit vote the Pound has lost 15% against the Swiss Franc with its lowest level being hit in October last year. During this time the Pound fell below 1.20 as fears emerged that the UK would be going through a

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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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Pound’s value likely to be driven by the upcoming supreme court judgement (Joseph Wright)

Pound’s value likely to be driven by the upcoming supreme court judgement (Joseph Wright)

As we enter the new year the pound’s value is likely to be driven by the supreme court’s ruling which is likely to surface around the

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Will GBPCHF fall into the teens? (Dayle Littlejohn)

Will GBPCHF fall into the teens? (Dayle Littlejohn)

Since the UK public decided to vote out of the European Union GBPCHF exchange rates have dropped 22 cents. To put this into monetary value a

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GBPCHF hovers above 1.30 but for how long?

GBPCHF hovers above 1.30 but for how long?

The pound and the Franc have had a very strange relationship since they are at times similar and at times polar opposites! This can explain the sometimes

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