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Are SNB being ‘franc’ about a potential hike?

Comments from SNB’s president suggest the central bank might be closer to hiking rates sooner than some expect.

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May 20, 2022 03:47 AM
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Weekly COT Report: Bulls Have All but Abandoned the Swiss Franc

The long / short ratio of bulls to bears on the Swiss franc hit a record low last week, which suggests we may be approaching a sentiment extreme for bearish positioning.

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[Video] FTSE Breaks Below 7000, Nasdaq (NDAQ) Tests Trend Support

The FTSE 100 broke below 7000 on Friday during its most bearish session in two months, bringing 6900 within easy reach for its next target.

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European Open: The Swissy Probes June’s High, UK Retail Sales Up Next

The Swissy (USD/CHF) enjoyed its most bullish day in 3-month yesterday, and just the June high stands in its way of an extended run (if consumer sentiment allows).

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Gold Perks up on Dollar Weakness (RUT)

The US dollar was lower following the FOMC meeting, which has seen gold rise to a 7-day high during Asian trade.

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July 28, 2021 11:45 PM
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European Open: Is The Sell-Off Losing Steam or Just Pausing For Breath?

Whilst risk assets remained under pressure, there are signs that the risk-off tone has softened as bearish volatility remains on the low side.

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July 20, 2021 02:01 AM
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Asian Open: Traders Are the Most Bullish on DXY in a Year

The dollar’s rally leading into June’s Nonfarm payroll report saw large speculators push net-long exposure to on DXY to its highest level since June 2020.

Asian Open: Volatility Shakes Markets and Sends CHF and JPY Soaring

The risk-off sentiment which began in Asia yesterday gathered momentum overnight, which saw bond yields, equities and commodity currencies fell in tandem.

Asian Open: Volatility Shakes Markets and Sends CHF and JPY Soaring

The risk-off sentiment which began in Asia yesterday gathered momentum overnight, which saw bond yields, equities and commodity currencies fell in tandem.

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DXY isn’t a currency pair, but USD/CHF is!

If traders would like to trade DXY, USD/CHF may be a good substitute

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June 28, 2021 05:17 PM
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European Open: Mild Optimism Ahead of Core PCE, GBP/CHF Back Within Range

US inflation data is the main data point in today’s calendar, but there was a mild risk-on tone across equity and FX markets thanks to US infrastructure bill.

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[Video] USD/CHF Coils Ahead of CPI, Nasdaq Warns of Exhaustion

Volatility is likely to remain low ahead of today’s highly anticipated CPI data for the US (Core PCE). So we look at USD/CHF and the Nasdaq 100 ahead of it.

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June 25, 2021 12:31 AM
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European Open: Euro Pairs Consolidate Ahead of Key Data Points

German industrial production kids the day off at 07:00 BST, ahead of the ZEW sentiment report and final GDP and employment reads for the eurozone at 10:00.

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June 8, 2021 01:41 AM
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European Open: Japan’s Exports Rise to 11yr High, Futures Point to Firmer Open

Whilst Japan’s rising exports are good for domestic growth (after GDP contracted in Q1) it also points to increased global demand.

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May 20, 2021 01:52 AM
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European Open: Bullish Candles Form on European Indices

Asian equities were mostly higher overnight thanks to a positive lead from Wall Street, after Fed members calmed market nerves of rising inflation, helping equities to snap a three-day losing streak.

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May 14, 2021 01:14 AM
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Is USD/CHF trying to tell us something about DXY?

If the 2 assets are truly, positively correlated, one may expect that the DXY will bounce soon

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April 14, 2021 12:36 PM
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Swiss National Bank preview: A trillion-franc quandary

The SNB spent a staggering CHF 110B on intervention to stem the appreciation of the Swiss franc in the FX market last year

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March 23, 2021 02:09 PM

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USD/CHF and DXY mending their broken relationship

If the strong correlation between USD/CHF and DXY deteriorates again, it may be a warning that something bigger is brewing.

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March 3, 2021 11:06 AM
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USD/CHF and DXY diverge

If one is looking for a proxy to trade the DXY, USD/CHF is probably not the best choice right now.

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February 23, 2021 03:57 PM
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So you want to trade the DXY?: EUR/USD, USD/CHF

DXY is a measure of the value of the US Dollar relative to a basket of foreign currencies

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February 17, 2021 03:56 PM
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GBP/USD stronger and USD/CHF weaker

Here is a look at some of the largest movers of the week: Chart

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December 18, 2020 04:44 PM
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USD/CHF breaks below key consolidation zone: What's next?

Pair remains under pressure after breaking 0.898 support.

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December 14, 2020 07:18 PM
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USDCHF posts a strong week

The pair remains in a consolidation despite this week's bullish performance.

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November 13, 2020 04:07 PM