Category Archive: 1) SNB and CHF

USD/CHF technical analysis: Greenback loses steam against Swissy, trades near 0.9930 level

USD/CHF erased its intraday gains, settling near the 0.9930 level. Support is seen at the 0.9920 level. On the daily chart, USD/CHF is trading in a range below its 200-day simple moving average (DMA). The spot is holding just above the 50 SMA today at the 0.9921 level. 

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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Confronts immediate resistance confluence

The USD/CHF pair’s recent recovery confronts 100-HMA, adjacent resistance line. 38.2% Fibonacci retracement, 0.9900 act as nearby supports. Following its bounce off 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the current month upside, USD/CHF confronts near-term key resistance confluence while taking the bids to 0.9942 during early Tuesday.

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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Positive beyond 200-day SMA, 50 percent Fibo.

USD/CHF fails to cross mid-October high, 61.8% Fibonacci retracement. A downside break of 0.9948 could recall 0.9900 on the chart. Bullish MACD keeps buyers hopeful. The USD/CHF pair’s failure to rise beyond mid-October highs can’t be considered as it’s weakness unless the quote traders above 200-day SMA, 50% Fibonacci retracement of April-August downpour.

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Avenir Suisse erteilt Schweizer Staatsfonds klare Absage

Kein Sparschweinchen aus SNB-Pfründen. (Bild: Shutterstock.com/ valeriiaarnaud)Das Vermögen von Norwegens erfolgreichem Staatsfonds hat die Billionen-Franken-Schwelle geknackt und erntet entsprechende mediale Aufmerksamkeit. Dies lässt auch in der Schweiz Forderungen nach einem ähnlichen Konstrukt aufleben, um vorhersehbare AHV-Finanzierungslücken dereinst zu decken.

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Negativzinsen: Für KMU überwiegen weder Kosten noch Nutzen

Schweizer Unternehmen sind wenig abhängig vom Wechselkurs, da nur die wenigsten exportieren. (Bild: Shutterstock.com/guruxox)Auch fünf Jahre nach der Einführung von Negativzinsen zur Schwächung des Frankenwechselkurses durch die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) deutet nichts darauf hin, dass diese Phase der Geldpolitik bald dzu Ende gehen wird.

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Negative rates might go lower, says Swiss National Bank chairman

Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), told the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper recently that central bank interest rates might need to go further into negative territory. Responding to growing criticism of negative central bank interest rates, Jordan said negative interest rates could continue and a further reduction is possible.

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USD/CHF extends rally to 0.9975, highest since mid-October

Swiss Franc amid the worst performers on Thursday amid positive trade headlines. US dollar rises supported by higher US yields; Wall Street hits a new record. The USD/CHF pair broke to the upside after trading sideways around 0.9925 for hours. It climbed to 0.9975, reaching a three-week high. Near the end of the session, it is consolidating gains, holding above relevant short-term technical levels. 

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UBS: “Negative interest rates harm Swiss economy”

A survey of Swiss companies commissioned by UBS bank concludes that negative interest rates are harming the wider economy. Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, asked 2,500 companies about the impact of negative interest rates. “Nearly two-thirds of respondents said that the cost…for the economy outweighed their benefits overall,” UBS said in a press releaseexternal link on Thursday.

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USD/CHF technical analysis: Greenback hanging near the November highs against CHF

USD/CHF is trading flat on the day, consolidating the gains of the last two days. The level to beat for bulls is the 0.9940/0.9956 resistance zone. On the daily chart, USD/CHF is trading in a range below its 200-day simple moving average (DMA). The market is holding just above the 50 SMA today at the 0.9916 level. 

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Robinhood’s “Infinite Money Cheat Code” Gives Traders Access To Unlimited Funds

If one is a central bank - such as the SNB and BOJ - life is easy: you just print as much money as you need out of thin air, and buy whatever you want, without regard for price. For those who are not central banks, having access to unlimited borrowed money may be the next best thing.

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USD/CHF remains above 100-day SMA as bulls cheer risk-on, USD strength

USD/CHF holds on to recovery gains above 100-day SMA amid increasing hopes of the US-China trade deal. Comments from Fed’s Daly add to the pair’s strength. The US PMIs, JOLTS Job Openings to decorate the economic calendar while trade/Brexit headlines will mostly drive risk-tone.

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Gretchen-Parlament: Für Thomas Jordan ein Segen

„Gretchen-Parlament“ – diesen Ausdruck wählte ich in Anlehnung an die grüne Greta und ihre Jünger und Jüngerinnen europaweit. Kann von einem legalen Wahlkampf die Rede sein? Grüne Frauen wurden gewählt aufgrund sexueller Übervorteilung. Ich selber war Ständeratskandidat in Basel, wurde aber an keine einzige Podiumsdiskussion zugelassen. Women only.

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USD/CHF technical analysis: Repeated bounces off 50 percent Fibo. keeps bullish bias intact

USD/CHF nears 100-day SMA amid yet another bounce off 50% Fibonacci retracement. 61.8% of Fibonacci retracement adds support to the downside. With its yet another bounce off 50% Fibonacci retracement of August-October advances, USD/CHF nears 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) while taking the bids to 0.9865 amid initial trading on Monday.

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SNB’s Jordan: Without negative rates, CHF would be more attractive and rise in value

In his prepared remarks delivered to pension managers on Thursday, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said negative interest rates and readiness to intervene in the forex market was still essential to ease the pressure on the Swiss Franc.

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USD/CHF technical analysis: Greenback nearing the October lows, consolidating near 0.9870 level

USD/CHF is consolidating its losses this Thursday. The level to beat for bears is the 0.9855 support. On the daily chart, USD/CHF is trading in a range below its main daily simple moving averages (DSMAs). The market is approaching the October low, currently at the 0.9837 price level.

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The Swiss National Bank reports a profit of CHF 51.5 billion for the first three quarters of 2019

The Swiss National Bank reports a profit of CHF 51.5 billion for the first three quarters of 2019. The profit on foreign currency positions amounted to CHF 42.7 billion. A valuation gain of CHF 7.3 billion was recorded on gold holdings. The profit on Swiss franc positions was CHF 1.7 billion.

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SNB erzielt in den ersten 9 Monaten 2019 Gewinn von über 50 Milliarden Franken

Insgesamt verdiente die Nationalbank in der Periode von Januar bis September 2019 51,5 Milliarden Franken, wie sie am Donnerstag mitteilte. Nach einem Plus von 38,5 Milliarden in der ersten Jahreshälfte kamen damit im dritten Jahresviertel nochmals 13,0 Milliarden dazu.

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USD/CHF technical analysis: Clings to 23.6 percent Fibo, eyes on Swiss ZEW, Fed

USD/CHF stays above 21-day EMA amid bullish MACD. A daily closing beyond the monthly trendline will trigger fresh upside. Given the monthly falling resistance line and 21-day EMA confusing USD/CHF traders on a key day, the quote seesaws near 0.9940 during pre-European session on Wednesday.

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USD/CHF technical analysis: Downside capped by immediate rising channel

USD/CHF pulls back from multi-day old falling trend line resistance. 50% of Fibonacci retracement adds strength to the channel’s support. Although a downward sloping trend line since October 03 recently triggered the USD/CHF pair’s pullback, prices still stay inside a short-term rising channel while taking rounds to 0.9950 during Asian session on Tuesday.

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EUR/CHF technical analysis: Bounces up from key support, eyes Oct. 17 high

EUR/CHF is looking north, having bounced up from key MA support. The 4-hour chart indicators are also reporting bullish conditions. EUR/CHF is better bid at 1.1030 press time and could challenge the Oct. 17 high of 1.1059 in the next 24 hours. 

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