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Swiss Franc losing its safe haven status?

Swiss Franc losing its safe haven status?

In recent weeks you would have through that the Swiss Franc would have benefited from trade wars and the recent military action from the West on Syria. However in fact the Swiss Franc has lost value which leads me to believe that the Swiss Franc has lost some of its ‘Safe Haven’ status. It has been the US dollar, euro and Yen that have strengthened off the back of global events. The Swiss National Bank presently run an extremely dovish monetary policy system with interest rates at -0.75 all in a bid to weaken the Franc and the weakness will certainly come as a relief.

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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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Will a pick up in the Swiss economy result in a stronger Swiss Franc?

Will a pick up in the Swiss economy result in a stronger Swiss Franc?

The relationship between strong economic performance and a stronger underlying currency is somewhat skewed in regards to the Swiss Franc, as the currency is often considered a safe haven and investors pile money into the currency for a number of varying reasons. Our regular readers will be aware that in times of market uncertainty and increased risk, the Swiss Franc will often benefit as CHF and JPY see an influx of funds during these times due to their safe haven status. This can at times skew the true value of the currency, and the Swiss National Bank often acts to ensure the currency doesn’t fluctuate

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Sterling continues recovery as positive sentiment increases (Joseph Wright)

Sterling continues recovery as positive sentiment increases (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has continued to climb against the majority of major currency pairs in recent weeks, as there appears to be a complete change in sentiment towards the UK economy and the prospects of a higher valued Pound. Towards the back end of last year Sterling was under pressure as poor economic performance coupled with fears of a Hard Brexit dominated financial headlines, although the sentiments seem to have reversed in recent weeks with the Pound hitting the headlines for positive reasons. EU members such as the Netherlands and Spain have advocated for a smooth Brexit transition, whilst hopes of a transitional trading period after

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Could the upward trend for the Pound continue through 2018? (Joseph Wright)

Could the upward trend for the Pound continue through 2018? (Joseph Wright)

Those following the Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate will be aware that the Pound has been climbing for a some time now. I think that

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Pound to Swiss Franc rate remains above 1.32, but what can we expect from the pair moving forward? (Joseph Wright)

Pound to Swiss Franc rate remains above 1.32, but what can we expect from the pair moving forward? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Swiss Franc buying rate has remained above 1.30 since late October, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the rate continue to climb

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Uncertainty surrounding US Tax cuts could benefit CHF (Daniel Johnson)

Uncertainty surrounding US Tax cuts could benefit CHF (Daniel Johnson)

CHF – The Safe Haven of choice for the savvy investor The US dollar is usually the investors destination of choice if you looking to put

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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

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Will the Pound continue to fall versus the Swiss Franc? (Joseph Wright)

Will the Pound continue to fall versus the Swiss Franc? (Joseph Wright)

Since August begun the appetite for risk has lessened within global financial markets, and this has unsurprisingly resulted in CHF strength. When compared with the Pound

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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

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