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Swiss Franc Weakens As Manufacturing Slumps, Capped by SNB Intervention

The Swiss franc is weakening on Tuesday as the latest manufacturing figures highlighted an industry that is in a sharp decline. The franc’s slide was exacerbated by the central bank’s foreign exchange interventions to prevent currency appreciation. With Switzerland reopening in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, could the economy rebound in the second half of 2020 and elevate the franc even more?

Swiss Franc Among Strongest Despite Negative Domestic Data

The Swiss franc was one of the strongest currencies today, rising against almost all other most-traded rivals. The only exception was the Great Britain pound, which managed to hold its ground versus the franc. Even very negative domestic data did not prevent the currency of Switzerland from rising.

Swiss Franc Slips As SNB’s Total Sight Deposits Surge Again

The Swiss franc is sliding against the US dollar and the euro on Tuesday as the central bank’s sight deposit holdings surged by their second-highest level in 12 months. For more than a year, Switzerland has been actively trying to depreciate the franc’s value as investors continue to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset, even as financial markets rebound. The Swiss franc has significantly appreciated throughout the turbulence, affecting the manufacturing sector and overall exporting industry.

Swiss Franc Extends Fall Against US Dollar on SNB Interventions

The Swiss franc is slumping on Tuesday as the central bank continues to intervene in foreign exchange markets and control the value of the currency. Despite being a conventional safe-haven asset for global investors, the franc’s appeal might diminish as the nation potentially slips into a recession.

Risk Aversion, Better-than-Expected GDP Unable to Help Swiss Franc

The Swiss franc was surprisingly soft today even though the deadly coronavirus infection continued to spread across the globe, spooking investors and increasing demand for safe-haven assets. Positive macroeconomic reports released in Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday did little to help the currency. The Swissie was soft against almost all currencies, except for the Canadian dollar, which fell today despite rising prices for crude oil, and the US dollar, which collapsed after […]

Coronavirus Fears Make Swiss Franc Strongest on Forex Market

The Swiss franc was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, followed by the Japanese yen. Risk aversion was ruling markets as the coronavirus, which originated in China, continued to spread. Fears resulted in a rising demand for safe currencies, like the Swissie and the yen. Domestic economic data provided additional support for the currency of Switzerland.

Swiss Franc Gains on Record Trade Surplus in 2019

The Swiss franc is strengthening against several currency rivals midweek as the country recorded its highest ever trade surplus in 2019. The latest data may give the central bank a headache as it attempts to justify its depreciating efforts after accusations of being a currency manipulator. With chaos in global financial markets, will investors continue to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset?

Swiss Franc Rallies on Slew of Bad News, Loses Gains Later

The Swiss franc rallied today amid the negative sentiment among investors. The franc is considered a safe currency, meaning that traders prefer to buy it in times of fear and uncertainty. And on Tuesday, there were plenty of news to spook speculators. Currently, though, the Swissie has lost its gains against most other rivals.

Swiss Franc Rises to Three-Year High After Addition to US Trade Watch List

The Swiss franc is continuing its streak of gains on Monday, despite recent allegations that Switzerland is manipulating its currency. The franc is also finding direction on the latest trade prices, which have fallen over the last 12 months as Switzerland suffers from global trade uncertainty. Will the franc remain a safe-haven currency moving forward?

Franc Mixed as Market Sentiment Stabilizes, Domestic Data Supports

The Swiss franc was mixed today, rising against some currencies, staying flat versus others, and crashing against the US dollar and the Japanese yen. The market sentiment was stabilizing following yesterday’s risk aversion, limiting the appeal of safe currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was positive and helpful to the Swissie.

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