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Swiss Franc in Spotlight As SNB Warns of More Forex Interventions

The Swiss franc is back in the spotlight in the middle of the trading week as the central bank’s warning that it will keep up its fight against the currency’s appreciation concerned investors. As Switzerland’s economy is on track for the worst year in more than four decades, the near-term future of the nation remains uncertain. But with uncertainty prevalent throughout global financial markets, is the franc still the go-to safe-haven asset for investors?

US Dollar Weakens As Currency Crunch Subsides, Housing Data Disappoints

The US dollar is weakening to start the trading week as the global currency crunch appears to have subsided. Housing data was also released on Monday, creating concern that the real estate market may not fully recover in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Is the greenback set for a bear market in the second half of 2020?

Swiss Franc Tries to Recover From Two-Month Low Amid Retail Sales Crash

The Swiss franc is trying to recover from a two-month low against the US dollar as investors pour into the currency amid global economic and political uncertainty. Despite the central bank’s best efforts to install a ceiling on the franc’s appreciation, traders are still seeking safe-haven assets in the event of another market meltdown, which some Wall Street titans have warned about in recent weeks.

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 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.

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 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?

Swiss Franc Weakens As Trade Surplus Narrows

The Swiss franc is weakening against multiple currency rivals on Tuesday as the trade surplus narrowed in October. The currency also took a hit based on a gloomy outlook for the nation’s ailing manufacturing sector. With the central bank reiterating its support for currency intervention, the franc’s haven appeal may diminish in the coming months.

Swiss Franc Flat As Consumer Confidence Slides, OECD Slams Surplus

The Swiss franc is trading sideways on Thursday as consumer confidence fell to a 10-year low. With the survey suggesting that the Swiss anticipate higher unemployment and weaker economic growth, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) slammed the federal government for posting budget surpluses. But local businesses are more perturbed by subzero interest rates than a government that is saving money.

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