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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

USDOLLAR in Breakout Territory amid ADP, GDP, FOMC
This week we've already discussed the implications of falling US Treasury yields on the US Dollar. Instead, the US Dollar is starting to gather momentum in the short-term amid a flurry of key event risk the next few days.
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Aiming Above 0.91 Figure
EUR/USD Bearish Sub-1.3475; EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY May Have Other Ideas
The Euro is showing signs of life, just not against the US Dollar. In fact, with so much US event risk the next few days, EUR-biases may be best expressed elsewhere.
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Rally Pauses to Digest Gains
Fed, NFPs Line Up this Week with USD Technical Breakouts
With the Federal Reserve's July meeting in two days and the release of the July Nonfarm Payrolls report two days after that, there is little chance the US Dollar stays quiet for lo...
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Prices Push to 6-Month High
Euro’s Low Growth, Disinflationary Rut Weighs on Traders
While policymakers have long-indicated that they want to wait until the stress tests conclude in the fall before introducing anything major, only a continued slog through the growt...
USDOLLAR Pivots to Key Level as EUR/USD, GBP/USD Slides Continue
The US Dollar is starting to pick up ground alongside better high importance US economic data. Today's Durable Goods (JUN) report could be a spark for the next leg higher.
USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Rally Stalls Below June High
Surprise PMIs Offer EUR/JPY, EUR/USD ST Reversal Opportunities
The Euro may be poised for a short-term bounce against its major counterparts over the coming days, as the most important data on the Euro-Zone economic calendar this week roundly ...

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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.