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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

Australian Dollar Confronts an RBA Decision with Heavy Speculation
The RBA rate decision due this morning is the first of five major central bank policy meetings this week. And, it also happens to carry some of the most market-moving potential.
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Next Resistance Above 0.92
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Long Position Remains in Play
Euro Bears Shouldn’t Expect QE from ECB This Week
The Euro was the worst performing major currency last week, extending its losing streak against the US Dollar to seven consecutive weeks. EURUSD’s -0.84% drop last week sunk...
USD/JPY Triangle, EUR/JPY Inverse H&S Point to Weaker Yen Soon
The US Dollar looks like its in good condition even if it experiencing a small pullback, and the Euro could run higher as a result. Yet both EURJPY and USDJPY look like they want h...
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Pullback Hinted Below 0.92
USD/CHF Consolidates at YTD High
EUR/USD Attempting to Break Downtrend from Mid-August - Key Levels
Market liquidity may be thinning out ahead of the holiday weekend in the United States, but that hasn't halted the barrage of news flow this morning pushing around the Euro.
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Downswing Warning Emerges
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Trying to Expose 0.92 Figure

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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.