In recent weeks you would have through that the Swiss Franc would have benefited from trade wars and the recent military action from the West on Syria. However in fact the Swiss Franc has lost value which leads me to believe that the Swiss Franc has lost some of its ‘Safe Haven’ status. It has been the US dollar, euro and Yen that have strengthened off the back of global events.
The Swiss National Bank presently run an extremely dovish monetary policy system with interest rates at -0.75 all in a bid to weaken the Franc and the weakness will certainly come as a relief. It was only last week that Peter Rosenstreich a strategist at Swissqoute announced that there is no chance the SNB will normalise monetary policy like the ECB plan to do towards the end of the year. I have a feeling that the Swiss will lose some further ground throughout the year.
Although the Swiss Franc has not benefited due to global events, the Franc strengthened against the pound yesterday due to UK inflation numbers falling by 0.3%. An interest rate hike from the Bank of England still looks likely in May, however economists are suggesting further hikes could come slower than first predicted.
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