In this section, you will find important USDCHF news, actionable trading ideas, and a live USDCHF chart to help you understand how the Swiss Franc trades vs. the US Dollar.

The USDCHF Forex pair is one of the most commonly traded pairs in the Forex market, presenting the sixth-largest volume worldwide according to a survey by the Bank for International Settlements. USDCHF also is known as Swissie between forex traders, is the ticker symbol in fx markets that represents how many Swiss Francs you can buy with one US dollar. The Swissie launched in 1850, has long been recognized as a safe-haven currency for international traders. This is because of the stability of the Swiss economy and the low inflation in the country. Switzerland is a major global banking center and that adds to CHF strength.

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CFTC Positioning Report: USD Longs, CHF Shorts Drop Off

The latest CFTC Commitment of Traders Report shows that the net long positions on the USD fell moderately last week; the first weekly fall since mid-June. The highlights of the report for the week ended on August 13 are presented below.   Safe haven demand that has pervaded the markets [...]
USDCHF Hits 5 week Lows, as Traders Turn to Safe Heaven Assets

USDCHF Hits 5 week Lows, as Traders Turn to Safe Heaven Assets

Switzerland June retail sales came in at +0.7% topping expectations of -1.7% y/y and pushes USDCHF close to daily low at 0.9784. Switzerland SECO Consumer Climate (3m) came in at -8 above forecasts of -10) in 3Q. Turbulence in the financial markets turn investors to safe heaven assets such as [...]
Forex Focus on Services PMI’s

Forex Focus on Services PMI’s

USDCHF traders start the week at 5:45GMT with the release of Switzerland July SECO consumer confidence while at 6:30GMT will be published the Switzerland June retail sales data, At 8:00GMT will be published the SNB total sight deposits w.e. 2 August. The European services PMI will add volatility to EURUSD [...]

Non-Farm Payrolls Report: Reviewing the Numbers

The US Non-Farm Payrolls report for July was released roughly an hour ago, and the figures were largely disappointing. Not only was employment change exactly as analysts had predicted (+164K), the unemployment rate also rose to 3.7%, which was higher than what analysts had expected (3.6%). Furthermore, last month’s figures [...]
Forex Focus on NFP and Unemployment Rate

Forex Focus on NFP and Unemployment Rate

European calendar starts with the USDCHF traders awaiting the Switzerland July CPI figures at 6:30GMT and Switzerland July manufacturing PMI at 7:30GMT. At 8:00GMT Italy June industrial production data is due, and UK July construction PMI will be released at 8:30GMT. The Eurozone June PPI figures and June retail sales [...]

US ISM Manufacturing PMI Disappoints: USDCHF Trades Flat

The Swiss Franc has traditionally been known as a safe haven currency, and is usually a focus for traders when trading USD-related news such as the FOMC decisions of yesterday. This was why the USDCHF and USDJPY had very strong responses among the USD pairs yesterday. The focus of this [...]

FOMC Decision Update: Fed Cuts Interest Rate by 25bps

The US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the first time in a decade by 25bps. The Federal Funds Rate now stands at 2.25%. More interestingly, the Fed seems to have provided an indication that it will probably put a hold on further rate cuts while it studies the [...]