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CHF (Swiss Franc)

The Swiss Franc is the currency and legal tender for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. CHF is the shorthand code for the currency; of which the 'CH' stands for 'Confoederatio Helvetica' and the 'F' stands for 'Franc'.


Switzerland is consistently listed as one of the richest countries around the globe, with some of the highest GDP-per-capita statistics in the world. Switzerland is also considered to be one of the oldest countries, tracing the roots of the Swiss Confederation to the year 1291.

CHF News and Analysis

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Franc Down to 28-Month Low
Euro Flounders at Yearly Lows as Likelihood of ECB QE Increases
Euro bulls shouldn’t be too comfortable, seeing as short covering has only produced a mild upswing in price.
Buy the Dip in EUR/CHF?
SNB remains very committed to the floor at 1.2000...
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Probing Above 0.98 Figure
USD/CHF Threatens Long-Term Bearish Trend on Negative SNB Rate
USD/CHF may extend the advance from earlier this year and break out of the bearish trend dating back to 2003 amid the deviation in the policy outlook.
USD/CHF Cup and Handle, EUR/GBP Triangle Wait on Catalysts
The next leg of EUR and CHF weakness may be starting...soon.
Dollar Rally Post-FOMC Bolstered by Surprise SNB Action
Market participants would be wise not to dismiss the possibility of a Fed rate hike in June 2015.
Swiss Franc Plummets After SNB Introduces Negative Interest Rates
EUR/CHF soared after the SNB surprised the market by announcing negative rates, and reiterating it will defend the 1.20 floor with the “utmost determination”
Swiss Franc Sinks as SNB Surprises with Negative Interest Rates
The Swiss Franc tumbled against the major currencies after the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly dropped interest rates into negative territory.
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Broken Wedge Floor Retested

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The Swiss economy is noted for its stability, prosperity, and aptitude for technological innovation. The history of Switzerland also plays a big role in its current day economy, and that is as the foundation of the banking sector.


Swiss neutrality and long-term national sovereignty, combined with a relatively stable business and political environment have helped to shape Switzerland into a highly-desired financial center with robust banking operations.


The European Debt Crisis brought a new light to this facet of the Swiss economy, as safe-haven flows from neighboring European countries poured into CHF, creating massive strength in the currency. In 2002, the USD/CHF pair was traded at 1.5000; in August of 2011, the pair moved below .7500. This massive strength led to enormous pressure on Swiss exporters and in turn the Swiss economy. The Swiss National Bank imposed a 'floor' on the EURCHF currency pair since Europe is their closest and most voluminous trade partner. The floor was initially set at 1.2000 on the EUR/CHF pair, and this helped to satiate the strength that was being seen in the currency.