Category Archive: 1) SNB and CHF

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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Prognosen sind das Papier nicht wert

Für das Jahr 2019 prognostizierten die Auguren zwei weitere Zins-Erhöhungen durch das FED. Diese Erwartung schien wie in Stein gemeisselt, weshalb die Aktienmärkte im letzten Quartal 2018 auch massiv nachgaben und die Prognosen für das Jahr 2019 entsprechend eintrübten.

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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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“Der Euro ist wieder günstig zu haben”

Vor mehr als fünf Jahren hat die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) den Mindestkurs von 1.20 Franken zum Euro überraschend aufgehoben und durch Devisenmarktinterventionen und Negativzinsen ersetzt. Das Resultat war eine starke kurzfristige Aufwertung des Frankens gegenüber sämtlichen Währungen.

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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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Sollen Zentralbanken Klimapolitik betreiben?

Warum die Forderung nach einer klimafreundlichen Anlagepolitik schwierig bis gar nicht umzusetzen ist. Aufgrund ihrer extrem expansiven Geldpolitik sind sowohl die EZB als auch andere wichtige europäische Zentralbanken wie die SNB zu Grossinvestoren auf Anleihenmärkten und teilweise auch an Börsen geworden.

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Wdh Devisen: Euro fällt nach EZB zu Dollar und Franken

Auch zum Franken schwächte sich die Einheitswährung ab und notierte zuletzt bei 1,0707 nach 1,0733 am Morgen. Das Währungspaar USD/CHF stieg auf 0,9699 von 0,9684 Franken. SNB-Chef Thomas Jordan hatte einmal mehr seine Position zu Negativzinsen wiederholt. Diese seien in der Schweiz eine Notwendigkeit, sagte er in einem Interview mit CNBC am Rande des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos.

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Devisen: Euro bewegt sich kaum – Warten auf EZB-Entscheidungen

Auch zum Franken waren die Veränderungen zuletzt gering. Das Währungspaar EUR/CHF notierte am Mittag bei 1,0745 (Morgen: 1,0733), bei USD/CHF waren es 0,9685 (0,9684). SNB-Chef Thomas Jordan wiederholte derweil einmal mehr seine Position zu Negativzinsen. Diese seien in der Schweiz eine Notwendigkeit, sagte er in einem Interview mit CNBC am Rande des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos.

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SNB’s Jordan: Franc exchange rate is important in relation to Swiss monetary conditions

Negative rates are a necessity. Negative rates have side effects, SNB trying to minimise those side effects. Balance of risks is tilted to the downside. SNB conducts independent monetary policy, does not follow the ECB. But needs to take international environment into account.

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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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Central Banks Zoom In on CBDC

According to a BIS press release, several leading central banks collaborate with the BIS on matters relating to the introduction of CBDC: The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency...

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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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UBS Tumbles After Biggest Swiss Bank Misses Key Targets As Investors Pull Money

The rift between the US (where rates are still positive) and European banks (where rates have never been more negative) continues to grow. While US banks have so far reported mostly better than expected results for Q4, the same can not be said for Europe, where UBS shares are down 5% as the bank misses fiscal year profitability and cost targets in addition to trimming its mid-term goals.

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Central bank group to assess potential cases for central bank digital currencies

The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential cases for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions.

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USD/CHF consolidates in a range, below 0.9700 handle

USD/CHF consolidates Friday’s goodish intraday positive move. The prevalent cautious mood seemed to have capped the upside. The USD/CHF pair was seen oscillating in a narrow trading band below the 0.9700 mark on Monday and consolidated the previous session's goodish positive move.

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