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USD/CHF Slides As FX Markets Prepare for Raucous 2020 Election

The Swiss franc is carving out a direction on Tuesday as investors brace for the 2020 US presidential election, comb through the latest inflation and manufacturing data, and determine if Switzerland can successfully mitigate COVID-19 without decimating the economy. With the world in the home stretch of a raucous 2020, can the conventional safe-haven asset continue its appreciation by year’s end?

Swiss Franc Soft After Poor Economic Data

The Swiss franc was either flat or lower against the majority of most-traded currencies today even though markets were under influence of uncertainty and risk aversion. Rather bad domestic macroeconomic data was not helping the currency of Switzerland at all.

USD/CHF Flat on Inflation, Investors Weigh SNB Comments

The Swiss franc is trading relatively flat against the US dollar to finish the trading week. The safe-haven asset, which has been one of the top-performing currencies in this year’s chaotic financial market, was struggling to find direction amid the latest producer and import prices and the central bank’s lack of enthusiasm over negative interest rates. Despite a bombardment of foreign exchange interventions, the franc continues to appreciate, frustrating policymakers.

Swiss Franc Mixed After Positive Revision of Economic Forecasts

The Swiss franc was mixed today following the release of an updated economic forecast from Switzerland’s government.

SNB Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged, Swiss Franc Weak

The Swiss National Bank made a monetary policy announcement today but markets paid little attention to it. Currently, the Swiss franc is the weakest currency on the Forex market, even losing its earlier gains versus the Australian and New Zealand dollars, which themselves were very weak. It looks like traders continue to prefer the US dollar as a refuge, ignoring other safe currencies, like the franc and the Japanese yen.

US Dollar Ends Confusing Week Mixed

The past trading week was rather confusing, with many currencies moving in unexpected directions. For example, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc are both considered to be safe currencies and thus usually move in the same direction. But this week, the Japanese yen ended trading as the strongest currency on the Forex market, while the Swiss franc was the weakest one. The US dollar was not an exception, moving unpredictably after the FOMC monetary […]

US Dollar Strong Despite Huge Miss of ADP Employment

The US dollar was very strong today despite disappointing employment data. Market analysts suggested various possible reasons for such behavior. Some speculated that the greenback continued to get support from Monday’s positive US manufacturing data. Others argued that it was just a bounce in an oversold market.

Franc Weak Despite Near-Record Jump of KOF Economic Barometer

The Swiss franc fell against almost all of the most-traded currencies today despite the near-record jump of the KOF Economic Barometer. The Swissie managed to gain only against the currencies that were weak themselves, like the US dollar, dragged down by yesterday’s speech of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, and the Canadian dollar, which suffered from a sharp economic downturn in Canada.

USD/CHF Rises As SNB, Others Wind Down Dollar Liquidity Operations

The Swiss franc is rising to finish the trading week as the Swiss National Bank (SNB) announced that central banks are scaling back their US dollar liquidity operations. As foreign demand diminishes, central banks agreed that currency swap agreements were no longer necessary. Does this bode well for the greenback, or does it signal a decline ahead for the buck?

USD/CHF Tests 0.91 As SNB Posts Huge Q2 Profits

The Swiss franc continues to strengthen against many of its major currency rivals. At the end of the trading week, the franc is looking to touch levels against the US dollar unseen in seven years, despite the Swiss National Bank (SNB)‘s myriad of foreign exchange interventions. How much more can the franc appreciate this year?

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