Sterling breaks 1.30 against the Swiss Franc

CHF Forecast – A Volatile Day for GBP/CHF Exchange Rates (Matthew Vassallo)

It’s been a volatile day for GBP/CHF exchange rates, with over a two cent from high to low. Sterling found plenty of support following the Bank of England’s interest rate decision and monetary policy statement this morning. As expected the central bank kept rates on hold at 0.5% and whilst there was no change in the current stimulus programme, it was governor Mark Carney’s speech that caused the markets to react. Carney was far more bullish than many anticipated and said that the central bank would look...
Sterling breaks 1.30 against the Swiss Franc

GBP/CHF Forecast – Have Investors Already Priced in a Rate Hike by the BoE?...

GBP/CHF rates have dipped slightly this morning, with the Pound losing value against the majority of major currencies during early morning trading. The pair is now trading around 1.3050, having hit a high of 1.3154 earlier this week. Whist the UK economy remains under pressure, the Pound has gained some traction over the past couple of weeks against the CHF. This is likely in part, due to investors pricing in an interest rate hike by the Bank of England (BoE) at their upcoming policy meeting next...
Sterling breaks 1.30 against the Swiss Franc

CHF Forecast – Global markets Impacting CHF’s Value (Matthew Vassallo)

GBP/CHF rates have improved over the past week, with the pair trading close to 1.38. The Pound has seen its value increase across the board, with its recent upturn linked to progress with Brexit talks and a strong run of economic data. The fact that Brexit has not been front page news over the past week has also helped support Sterling’s rise, with no negative reports sapping investor confidence. This lack of media coverage is unlikely to last in my opinion and a such those clients holding...
Pound to Swiss Franc rates: UK housing price growth hits 6 year low

Will next months vote create volatility for the Swiss Franc?

Next month on the 10th of June there will be a key vote in Switzerland. It's being labelled as 'Vollgeld' and it pertains to whether the Swiss want to reform their monetary system in an unprecedented way. There hasn't been much talk of this Referendum in the economic world outside of Switzerland because a 'Yes' vote is apparently highly unlikely. I guess there are parallels with the Brexit vote which few expected, so I wouldn't rule out a major move for CHF exchange rates should...

Bank of England to influence GBPCHF exchange rates

Tomorrow the monetary policy committee from the Bank of England will vote to decide the interest rate for the upcoming month. No change is expected from 0.5%, therefore I expect the actual decision to be a non event. However shortly after the event Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney will deliver his monetary policy statement which will be followed by a question and answer session. Regular readers will be aware that speeches given by governors of central banks can have a major influence...

GBP/CHF moves upward once again as improved risk appetites weigh on the Swiss Franc...

As risk appetite returns to currency markets and global equity indexes, the GBP/CHF will continue to act as a good benchmark for sentiment within global markets. Many of our readers will be aware of the role of the Swiss Franc and how risk adverse investors tend to pile into CHF, as well has the Japanese Yen in times of market uncertainty. That being said CHF inevitably jumped in value in the aftermath of the 'Brexit' vote, a move which shocked markets worldwide and therefore hadn't been...

Fears surrounding Italian politics strengthens the Swiss Franc

Although some economists aren't predicting the recent bout of CHF strength to remain, the bottom line is that the Swiss Franc has been one of the strongest performing currencies within the G10 recently. Market traders have been placing bets that the Euro will weaken against the Swiss Franc recently, after the issues surrounding the political leadership in Italy is beginning to spill over into the Euros value. Up until this weekend it had appeared that a populist coalition would take control in Italy with intentions...
GBP to CHF remains buoyant at higher levels over the week

Swiss Franc Supported on Better Inflation

Rates for GBP CHF has slipped in recent week with levels hovering around the 1.32 mark for the pair. The Swiss Franc has been marginally boosted following the latest Consumer Price Index inflation numbers released this morning. Swiss inflation climbed higher to 1% for the year which was above the expected forecast of just 0.9% and the numbers were up to 0.4% for the month of May. The markets will be keeping a close eye on what happens in Iran in these coming weeks after...

Buying Swiss Franc rates improve once more from positive UK employment data (Joshua Privett)

GBP/CHF has improved up closer to the 1.22 mark today following the news of strong employment figures for the UK market hitting the wire at 9:30 am this morning. Employment figures showed that despite the first full quarter since the Brexit vote being fulfilled, the unemployment rate is still below 5%, which is considered 'full employment' in most modern Western economies. Furthermore fewer people than expected have been claiming unemployment benefits, with the claimant count rising only by 700 persons across the entire country this month. However,...

Swiss Franc continues to soften, will next week bring further losses for CHF?

Those of our readers planning on buying Swiss Francs in the short-term future are seeing improving rates on almost a daily basis at the moment. The Swiss National Bank has had a job on its hands as in the eyes of many, the Swiss Franc has been overvalued for some time now. Due to the currency's status as a safe haven currency investors tend to pool their funds into CHF in times of market uncertainty. Over the years this has presented a problem for the SNB,...