News StoriesFollowing Swiss Franc news is the key to trading fundamentally. Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially
affect the price of Swiss Franc on the CME commodities exchange. Before
you invest in the Swiss Frank futures market you should do your own research.
1. Reuters.com "SNB
says safe-have flows still justify franc cap" November 16, 2012
Swiss National Bank will continue to enforce the cap it imposed on the franc last year as the currency retains its safe-haven
appeal, Chairman Thomas Jordan said on Friday.
2. Bloomberg.com "Gold Sets Records in
Euros and Francs on Currency Concern" September 27, 2012
Gold climbed to a record priced in euros and Swiss francs on concern
that central banks’ moves to boost economies will devalue currencies, spurring demand for the metal as an alternative
investment. The commodity set a record 1,667.18 Swiss francs today.
“SNB Pledges To Defend Franc Cap As Crisis Intensifies: Economy” June 14, 2012
The Swiss central bank pledged to keep defending its franc cap and left borrowing costs
at zero to protect the economy from “exceptionally high” risks as the euro area’s crisis intensifies.
4. Bloomberg.com “Swiss Franc Weakens Versus
Euro as Jordan Names SNB President” April 18, 2012
The Swiss franc fell as the government named interim chairman Thomas Jordan the full-time head of the Swiss National
Bank, ending concern a new leader would ease the policy of limiting the currency’s strength.
5. Bloomberg.com “Swiss Franc Pares
Losses as Exports Increase, Intervention Concern Eases” February 2, 2012
The Swiss franc pared losses against the dollar and the euro as a government report showed
exports rose in December, cooling speculation the central bank will intervene to weaken the currency.
6. Bloomberg.com "Franc Weakens as Swiss
Government Says Mulling Measures to Limit Advance" December 2, 2011
franc fell against all its major counterparts after Switzerland said yesterday it may consider additional steps to support
the central bank in its fight against the currency’s appreciation.
7. Financialtimes.com "Swiss franc: safe haven no more?"
August 11, 2011
News on Thursday that the Swiss central bank
is prepared to consider temporarily pegging its currency to the euro sent the Swiss franc diving by as much as 6 per cent
against the euro and 5 per cent against the US dollar.
8. Reuters "Swiss inflation ticks up, SNB still seen on hold"
July 7, 2011
Swiss inflation picked up slightly in June, albeit marginally less than expected, as the soaring franc continued to
cap the price of imported goods and make an imminent interest rate rise unlikely.
9. Bloomberg.com “Swiss Franc Strengthens
to Record Versus Dollar as SNB Sees Inflation Risk” April 29, 2011
Switzerland’s leading economic indicator unexpectedly increased
in April, signaling the economy is gaining momentum.
10. Bloomberg.com "Swiss Franc Gains as Japan Disaster Prompts
Safety Demand, Rates on Hold" March 17, 2011
franc strengthened for a fifth day against the dollar as Japan's struggle to avert disaster at a nuclear-power plant spurred
demand for safety and the Swiss National Bank kept interest rates unchanged.
11. Bloomberg.com "SNB May Keep Rate
on Hold as Japan Quake Adds Franc Pressure" March 16, 2011
central bank may keep borrowing costs near zero to prevent the franc from appreciating further after Japan’s earthquake
pushed the currency to a record, clouding export prospects.
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