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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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Will the Pound to Swiss Franc rate go back over 1.30?

Will the Pound to Swiss Franc rate go back over 1.30?

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has slipped from the recent highs of over 1.30 which were the best rates to buy Francs with pounds since September 2016. The pound to Franc rate has fallen as sterling suffers at the mercy of higher inflation and the Franc is bought as European markets fare well but there does remain a degree of international uncertainty. The US dollar has been sold off lately and the Franc has been a main beneficiary. This will all probably subside in the coming weeks and rates back over 1.30 could easily be seen again, particularly if Theresa May wins a strong

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GBPCHF rates could fall further today

GBPCHF rates could fall further today

The GBPCHF rate has slipped a little in early morning trading today as investors await the UK budget due today. Amongst the usual leaks and rumours there appears likely to be a budget which will not be overly generous as some expect but will seek to keep the UK economy on a fairly stable course. UK Borrowing and Debt is still a huge issue for financial markets and Hammond will I am sure wish to retain some of the financial credibility that has put the Tories back into Government. One of the members of the Swiss National Bank Governing Board members Fritz Zurbrugg is giving

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GBP/CHF continues to trend downward as pessimism surrounds the Pound (Joseph Wright)

GBP/CHF continues to trend downward as pessimism surrounds the Pound (Joseph Wright)

Over the past week the Pound has struggled against pretty much all major currencies as risk appetite has waned within global markets. The focus is very much on the UK economy and it’s currency as talks of UK Prime Minister, Theresa May invoking Article 50 in the early months of 2017 are now hitting the headlines. The Sterling sell-off accelerated today after Boris Johnson suggested that the UK will begin the process of leaving the EU early next year. Financial markets have consistently received news of a ‘Brexit’ badly and the likelihood of it concurring earlier than many had planned has weighed on Sterling’s value. This

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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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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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Watch out for the BOE Interest Rate Decision on 4th August (Daniel Charles Johnson)

Watch out for the BOE Interest Rate Decision on 4th August (Daniel Charles Johnson)

  With the new PM, Theresa May and her cabinet now in place  I would expect a gradual rally for Sterling against most major currencies. The

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Volatility on GBP/CHF due to potential Brexit (Daniel Charles Johnson)

Volatility on GBP/CHF due to potential Brexit (Daniel Charles Johnson)

Voting is now in full swing. We have seen the remain camp gain a lead at one point they were 10 points clear at 55%. The

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GBPCHF falls once again as ‘Brexit’ talk begins to heat up (Joseph Wright)

GBPCHF falls once again as ‘Brexit’ talk begins to heat up (Joseph Wright)

During today’s trading session the Pound has continued it’s decline against the Swiss Franc. This trend begun on the 30th of May and since then Sterling

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Will CHF continue to decline? (Joseph Wright)

Will CHF continue to decline? (Joseph Wright)

Swiss Franc sellers have been having a bit of a rough time lately as global markets are seeing a pick up in risk sentiment. The Swiss

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