Category Archive: 1.) FXStreet on SNB&CHF

USD/CHF Price Analysis: Bulls aim for 200-week SMA as MACD turns strongest in nine weeks

USD/CHF registers three-week winning streak, breaks above 38.2% Fibonacci retracement for the first time in a year. 61.8% Fibonacci retracement, September 2018 low act as the key supports. USD/CHF takes the bids to 0.9835 amid the pre-European session on Wednesday. In doing so, the pair crosses 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of its broad run-up between February 2018 and April 2019.

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EUR/CHF: SNB does not find love in prices – Rabobank

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has the mandate to maintain CPI inflation near 2% on a yearly basis but is currently running at just 0.2%. CHF’s strength is not welcomed by SNB, economists at Rabobank reports. 

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Greenback grinding up vs. Swiss franc, clings to 2020 highs

USD/CHF is slowly advancing printing fresh 2020 highs by a few pips. The rising wedge formations can limit the upside on USD/CHF. USD/CHF is printing new 2020 highs while the quote is trading below the 100/200-day simple moving averages suggesting an overall bearish momentum.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Sellers catch a breath around 61.8% Fibonacci

USD/CHF stalls the previous day’s declines after breaking the weekly support line (now resistance). Late-December lows limit immediate upside, 50% Fibonacci can check the declines. Bearish MACD favors further weakness in the quote. USD/CHF clings to 0.9755 during the pre-European session on Wednesday.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Rising wedge can halt the bulls

USD/CHF created a rising wedge pattern suggesting potential exhaustion in the medium term. The level to beat for bears is the 0.9770 support. USD/CHF is pulling back down slightly from the 2020 highs while reintegrating Friday’s range. The spot is trading below the 100/200-day simple moving averages suggesting an overall bearish bias.

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USD/CHF trades at fresh 2020 highs above 0.9760 ahead of NFP

CHF struggles to find demand as a safe-haven on Friday. US Dollar Index pushes higher above the 98.50 mark. Nonfarm Payrolls in US is expected to come in at 160K in January. The USD/CHF pair closed the last four trading days in the positive territory and continued to edge higher on Friday to touch its best level since December 27th at 0.9772.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Greenback approaching January highs vs. Swiss franc

USD/CHF created a strong bullish recovery while nearing the 2020 highs. The level to beat for bulls is the 0.9770 resistance.  USD/CHF is attempting to form a base near multi-month lows while trading below the main daily simple moving averages.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Bulls await a sustained move beyond 0.9765-70 supply zone

USD/CHF trades with a positive bias for the fourth consecutive session. The 0.9700 mark might now act as a strong base for bullish traders. The USD/CHF pair edged higher for the fourth consecutive session on Thursday and is currently placed near one-week tops, levels just below mid-0.9700s.

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USD/CHF sits near 1-week tops, just below mid-0.9700s

USD/CHF edges higher for the fourth consecutive session on Thursday. The risk-on mood weighed on the safe-haven CHF and remained supportive. A pullback in the US bond yields kept a lid on the USD and capped gains. The USD/CHF pair now seems to have entered a bullish consolidation phase and was seen oscillating in a narrow trading band near one-week tops, just below mid-0.9700s.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Multiple upside barriers to check bulls amid overbought RSI

USD/CHF registers four-day winning streak, nears one-week high. A falling trend line since December 25, seven-week-old horizontal resistance limits the immediate upside. Overbought RSI conditions increase the odds of a pullback. USD/CHF remains mildly positive while gaining 0.07% to 0.9745 amid the pre-Europe session on Thursday.

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USD/CHF clings to gains above 0.9700 mark, US data eyed for fresh impetus

USD/CHF gains positive traction for the third consecutive session on Wednesday. Optimism over coronavirus treatment triggered a fresh wave of global risk-on trade. The USD benefitted from surging US bond yields and remained support ahead of data.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Registers three-day winning streak, probes 21-day EMA

USD/CHF extends recovery from mid-January lows. A ten-week-old falling trend line, short-term horizontal resistance area will challenge the pair’s latest pullback. The pair’s break of yearly low can push the bears towards late-2018 lows. USD/CHF takes the bids to 0.9700 during the pre-European session on Wednesday. That said, 21-day EMA limits the pair’s immediate upside amid the bullish MACD signals.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: 21-day SMA limits immediate downside

USD/CHF confronts 23.6% Fibonacci retracement following the bounce off 21-day SMA. Early month lows add to the support while 38.2% Fibonacci retracement, 50-day SMA will challenge recovery moves. USD/CHF takes the bids to 0.9707 during the pre-Europe session on Friday.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Heavy inside two-week-old ascending channel

USD/CHF snaps two-day winning streak, reversed from monthly resistance line. Buyers will remain hopeful unless the channel’s support breaks. 50% and 38.2% of Fibonacci retracements could offer intermediate halts during the declines.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Flashes 13-day high, 50-day SMA on bulls’ radar

USD/CHF trades successfully above 21-day SMA, 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. Positive oscillators favor further upside, 0.9832/37 can stop buyers beyond 50-day SMA. 0.9600 will gain the bear’s attention below the monthly bottom. USD/CHF takes the bids to 0.9740, following an intra-day high of 0.9744, amid the initial trading session on Wednesday.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Bears hold the baton despite recent recovery

USD/CHF stays beyond 23.6% Fibonacci retracement but fails to clear a fortnight-long falling trend line. 200-bar SMA, 61.8% Fibonacci retracement add to resistance. USD/CHF pierces 0.9700 by the press time of early Tuesday. The pair have recently been recovering but a downward sloping trend line since January 16 caps immediate upside.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: Weak below 21-day EMA, two-week-old falling trendline`

USD/CHF confronts near-term key resistances. The previous week’s low can lure short-term sellers. 50-day EMA, 38.2% Fibonacci retracement confluence add to the resistance.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: MACD turns bearish for the first time in a week

USD/CHF extends recovery gains from the two-day low. Sellers await a downside break of 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. A monthly trend line will keep buyers away. USD/CHF takes rounds to 0.9683 during the pre-European session on Thursday. In doing so, the pair bounces off Tuesday’s low. However, the pair still remains below the monthly resistance line while the MACD flashes the bearish signals for the first time in a week, which in turn portrays the...

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SNB’s Maechler: SNB will not change policy after being put on watch list by US

Being put on the currency manipulation watchlist by the United States will not change the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) monetary policy, SNB Governing Board member Andrea Maechler said on Wednesday, per Reuters.

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USD/CHF Price Analysis: 21-day SMA, seven-week-old falling trendline question buyers

USD/CHF registers five-day winning streak, rises to a one-week high. A downside break of 0.9644 can refresh monthly lows. 38.2% Fibonacci retracement could lure buyers during further upside. USD/CHF takes the bids to 0.9700, following the intra-day high of 0.9702, while heading into the European session on Wednesday.

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