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Swiss Franc remains strong (Dayle Littlejohn)

Swiss Franc remains strong (Dayle Littlejohn)

In the past many of my clients that are not experienced within the currency markets have asked why the Swiss Franc is incredibly strong against all of the major currencies when interest rates are currently in minus territory (-0.75%). Higher interest rates tend to strengthen the currency as investors can receive higher interest on their assets. Switzerland is known as a safe haven currency which means international investors want to leave their assets (normal large amounts) within the country as they believe the value will not depreciate, even thought Banks essentially charge their clients to hold their money. The currency company I work for is

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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 surrounding the UK’s situation moving forward is weighing on sentiment and the Pound’s value. and has fallen over 2% since the election result last week. The relationship between the Pound and the Swiss Franc is interesting as investors tend to magnate towards currencies like the Swiss Franc in times of uncertainty, as the currency is considered a safe haven currency. Therefore in times as political uncertainty within Europe such as now, we could see the Pound continue to weaken

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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 generally hoping for a more EU-friendly French Presidential candidate to come out on top of the first round of voting that took place this weekend. The far-right Eurosceptic candidate, Marine Le Pen will go through to the 2nd round but the likelihood of her winning now just sits at around 10%. Its the high possibility of Macron now going on to win that has bolstered the Euros value, and this same outlook has also created a sense of risk

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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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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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Brexit Looming – Where Next for GBP/CHF Exchange rates? (Matthew Vassallo)

Brexit Looming – Where Next for GBP/CHF Exchange rates? (Matthew Vassallo)

With the UK’s Brexit looming on the horizon (assuming there are no delays by the House of Lords), many clients are now questioning which direction GBP/CHF

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Sterling was the worlds worst performing currency through October, will the trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling was the worlds worst performing currency through October, will the trend continue? (Joseph Wright)

October was a torrid month for the Pound as the currency fell significantly, compounding it’s losses from earlier in the year when the Brexit vote took

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Sterling likely to remain under pressure in the upcoming months (Joseph Wright)

Sterling likely to remain under pressure in the upcoming months (Joseph Wright)

The Brexit remains within the headlines on a daily basis at the moment as the fallout from the vote continues to have an impact. Since the

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Will Sterling’s recovery versus the Swiss Franc fizzle out? (Joseph Wright)

Will Sterling’s recovery versus the Swiss Franc fizzle out? (Joseph Wright)

The GBP/CHF currency pair is difficult to predict at the moment with a number of factors potentially affecting it. With the Swiss Franc being a safe

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UK Interest Rate Decision to take Centre Stage. (Daniel Johnson)

UK Interest Rate Decision to take Centre Stage. (Daniel Johnson)

With little data of consequence out for CHF this week all eyes turn to the UK. Sterling has had a torrid time of late Post Brexit.

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