Swiss Franc

Swiss National Bank Loses Money Because It Is Not Entirely Invested In Swiss Currency

Apple stock’s got nothing on the franc.
Related topics: Banking, Apple (AAPL)

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Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc Rally Amid Us Political Tensions, Trade Woes

Two of the world’s less-prominent reserve currencies, the yen and the Swiss franc, have rallied against their major peers amid the elevated political tensions on Capitol Hill, in Westminster, and intra-EU relations.
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The World's Biggest Hedge Fund Is Getting Whacked, And Why "moneyness" Matters

Authored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com, A few years ago the Swiss National Bank (SNB) - which traditionally held “monetary assets” like government bonds, cash and gold to back up the Swiss franc - decided to branch out into common...
Related topics: Hedge Funds, Banking, Gold

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More Italians Move Savings To Switzerland As Fears Of Banking "doom Loop" Intensify

With the euro weakening against the Swiss franc (recently trading at session lows of 1.14) and Italian stocks and bonds tumbling once again on reports that the European Commission is planning to reject the Italian draft budget plan submitted earlier...
Related topics: Switzerland, Banking

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Gold Bugs On The Verge Of Some Bullish News For Once (gld)

From Chris Kimble: Over the past couple of decades, the Swiss Franc and metals have experienced major trend changes at the same time. The Franc and Gold/Silver both bottomed at the same time in 2001, where each started a 10-year rally. The Franc...
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More Downside Ahead For This Swiss Franc Etf? (fxf)

From Dana Lyons: A popular Swiss Franc ETF is testing a key line of potential support. We mentioned this week in our regular #TrendlineWednesday feature on Twitter and StockTwits that many of the key trendline tests that we highlighted over the...
Related topics: Social Media, Twitter (business)

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Wwsnbd? Swiss Franc Erases 2015 Re-valuation

What Will The Swiss National Bank Do? Earlier in April, SNB President Thomas Jordan said financial markets remain in a “fragile” state and the central bank didn’t want to “provoke” an appreciation in the franc by changing its monetary...
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Who's Driving The Mysterious Swiss Franc Slump?

The last couple of weeks have seen something mysterious occur in the Swiss Franc, Amid all the chaotic economic, geopolitical, and military machinations - that have sparked a bid for gold and bonds - the Swissy, a traditional safe-haven currency,...
Related topics: Military, Gold

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The Year’s Most Beautiful Banknotes

Which country’s currencies elicit shivers of pleasure, exchange rates be damned? For the second year in a row, the Swiss franc wins for its svelte stacks. The annual contest for the best banknote of the year, run by the International Bank Note...
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Credit Suisse Posts Third Straight Annual Loss

Credit Suisse posted a smaller-than-expected 2017 loss of 983 million Swiss francs ($1.05 billion) as a 2.3 billion franc writedown triggered by U.S. tax reform kept the bank from its first year in the black since CEO Tidjane Thiam launched a...
Related topics: Taxes, Banking

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The Swiss Franc And The Euro: What Now?

Authored by Mihai Macovei via The Mises Institute, In January 2015, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) unexpectedly removed the de facto peg of the franc to the euro. The move was welcomed by free-market economists, including in contributions on Mises...
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Fearing Nuclear Winter, Investors Bought Swiss Francs

Donald Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” upon North Korea sent people seeking refuge—in the Swiss franc. The US president’s comments, following reports that Pyongyang may may have the...
Related topics: Donald Trump, North Korea, Pyongyang

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I Warned The Swiss That This Would Happen, By Scott Sumner

After pegging the Swiss franc at 1.2 per euro for a period of about three years, the Swiss National Bank suddenly revalued the franc sharply higher in January 2015, in a surprise contractionary move. They also cut interest rates sharply, a near...
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Swiss Tourism Pounded By Strong Franc

ZURICH—One of the biggest surprises in the global economy has been Switzerland’s ability to keep activity humming with low unemployment and a high trade surplus in the face of the super-strong Swiss franc. Just don’t tell that to the...
Related topics: Switzerland, Unemployment

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Big Data Jigsaws For Central Banks – The Impact Of The Swiss Franc de-pegging

Big Data jigsaws for Central Banks – the impact of the Swiss franc de-pegging Olga Cielinska, Andreas Joseph, Ujwal Shreyas, John Tanner and Michalis Vasios Bank Underground 06 APRIL 2017         The Bank of England has now...
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Comment On Currency Wars, The Swiss Franc, Policy Divergence And Fed Rate Hikes By Links 3/18/15 |...

[…] Currency wars, the Swiss franc, policy divergence and Fed rate hikes Ed Harrison […]
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Stocks Set To End Turbulent 2016 On Mixed Note Following Dollar Flash Crash

Aside from the previously noted FX fireworks early in the illiquid Asian session, which saw the US Dollar "flash crash" briefly against most pairs, including the Euro and the Swiss Franc... ... only to gradually recover most if not all losses, it...

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Irish Fa Seeks ‘urgent’ Fifa Meeting Over Fine

London (AFP) – The Irish FA on Wednesday sought an “urgent” meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino to protest over a 15,000 Swiss franc fine imposed for Northern Ireland’s tribute to Britain’s war dead. The Irish...
Related topics: Fifa, United Kingdom, London, Protests, Ireland

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Nowhere To Run? Trump Shock Raises Doubts Over Investor Havens

Nowhere to run? Trump shock raises doubts over investor havensLONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - In a year when politics has defied forecasts and uncertainty reigned, the traditional "safe haven" status of assets like bonds, gold and the Swiss franc has...
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Major Currency Pairs & The Election (video)

By EconMatters We focus on the Election effects regarding the major currency pairs and the US Dollar in this video. Check out the Swiss Franc and the Mexican Peso Price Action after the election. This election has probably been great for CNN`s...
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