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Will the SNB raise interest rates?

Will the SNB raise interest rates?

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) could be moving forward in their process of raising interest rates according to current reports with the previous Q4 2019 hike predicted to become reality in Q3. This minor shift in expectations is positive for the Swiss Franc and gives the market some news to be targetting and assessing in deciding the value of the CHF. With interest rates in Switzerland having been at -0.75% since January 2015, the future guidance could see the Franc strengthening as investors price up the possibility of increased returns. The main reason for cutting rates so low had been to weaken the currency which in the

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What’s behind the CHF weakness, and will it continue?

What’s behind the CHF weakness, and will it continue?

The Swiss Franc has been one of the biggest losers during today’s trading session, leading losses out of the G7 countries and there retrospective currencies. Despite there bring a lot of political uncertainty out there the Swiss Franc isn’t benefiting which I think is a negative sign moving forward. There are the obvious concerns surrounding the UK’s Brexit and how amending the current business conditions could impact the economy of the UK and the Eurozone negatively. At the same time and also more recently, political uncertainty surrounding the Italian government is beginning to cause a stir and this has caused the Italian stock markets to

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Swiss Franc continues to soften, will next week bring further losses for CHF?

Swiss Franc continues to soften, will next week bring further losses for CHF?

Those of our readers planning on buying Swiss Francs in the short-term future are seeing improving rates on almost a daily basis at the moment. The Swiss National Bank has had a job on its hands as in the eyes of many, the Swiss Franc has been overvalued for some time now. Due to the currency’s status as a safe haven currency investors tend to pool their funds into CHF in times of market uncertainty. Over the years this has presented a problem for the SNB, and its lead to them adopting one of the most loose monetary policies globally. If we take the GBP

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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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GBP/CHF has a busy day as 1.30 fails to act as a resistance, will GBP/CHF continue to climb? (Joseph Wright)

GBP/CHF has a busy day as 1.30 fails to act as a resistance, will GBP/CHF continue to climb? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling has performed well today against all major currency pairs, with its performance against the Swiss Franc being one of the stand out performers. In this

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Sterling gains on BoE rate hopes, will we see the Pound recover back to May’s levels? (Joseph Wright)

Sterling gains on BoE rate hopes, will we see the Pound recover back to May’s levels? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has gained roughly around 1% against the Swiss Franc this week, making the prospect of buying Swiss Francs with Pounds a more attractive prospect.

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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

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GBPCHF breaks the 1.30 but quickly falls back!

GBPCHF breaks the 1.30 but quickly falls back!

The pound to Swiss Franc rate has broken 1.30 this week as sterling has risen and investors confidence over the outlook for politics in the Eurozone

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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%

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GBPCHF remains at the better rates of 2017

GBPCHF remains at the better rates of 2017

The pound to Swiss Franc rate remains at some of the better levels of 2017 as the market shrugs off the UK triggering Article 50 and

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