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Money for nothing – Swiss government gets paid to borrow

© Radomír Režný | Dreamstime.com Imagine borrowing CHF 105,500 but only having to repay CHF 100,000 in 20 years time, including interest. You’d get an interest free loan plus an extra CHF 5,500 to keep. This is what the Swiss federal government will do on 20 December 2019, except it will borrow CHF 196.6 million by issuing zero interest bonds at a price of 105.5%. The government will generate a CHF 10.25 million windfall. In addition, investors interested in this...

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Bank savers feel sting from negative interest rates

The Swiss franc is in such high demand that the central bank is imposing charges on stockpilers. (© Keystone / Gaetan Bally) Swiss savers are being made to pay for global demand for the franc. The number of bank customers being charged negative interest rates on their deposits is on the rise – and shows no sign of reversing. The problem for domestic savers stems from the popularity of the Swiss currency. Amid economic uncertainty worldwide and a paucity of return on...

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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Forms bearish flag on hourly chart

USD/CHF sellers await confirmation of the bearish technical pattern. 200-hour EMA limits immediate upside. Following its heavy declines on Monday, USD/CHF trades near 0.9880 while heading into the European session on Tuesday. The pair forms a bearish flag on the hourly chart while staying near the pattern support by the press time. With this, sellers will wait for a downside break of flag support, near 0.9870, to aim for the theoretical target of 0.9700. However,...

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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Sluggish below 100-DMA, 38.2 percent Fibonacci

USD/CHF declines for the second consecutive day. 50% Fibonacci retracement, October low could challenge sellers. An upside break of 0.9890 highlights 200-DMA, 23.6% Fibonacci retracement. USD/CHF extends the recent pullback while flashing 0.9870 as a quote during early Friday. The pair recently pulled back from 100-Day Simple Moving Average (DMA) and 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of August-October rise. Prices are now likely declining towards 50% Fibonacci retracement...

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SNB entbindet zwei Bilanzpositionen der Unterlegungspflicht

Die SNB nimmt in der Nationalbankverordnung Anpassungen vor. (Bild: Shutterstock.com) Die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) passt die Nationalbankverordnung (NBV) mit Wirkung per Anfang 2020 leicht an. Neben der Anpassung diverser in der NBV verwendeter Begriffe und Anpassungen bei den statistischen Erhebungen im Anhang der NBV sind neu zwei Positionen bei der Berechnung der Mindestreserve nicht mehr massgeblich. Das Nationalbankgesetz schreibt vor, dass die Banken...

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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: 38.2 percent Fibonacci, 200-DMA doubt pullback from monthly low

USD/CHF recovers from four weeks’ low. 50% Fibonacci retracement level, October bottom restrict further downside. 200-DMA breakout will again highlight 1.0000 psychological magnet. USD/CHF seesaws around 0.9873 while heading into the European session on Wednesday. The quote dropped to the lowest since early November on Tuesday but pulls back off-late. The pair’s refrain to drop further below the latest bottom seems to prepare for a confrontation to 38.2% Fibonacci...

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Verpflichtungen der Anlagefonds sinken erstmals seit 2008

Zwei Faktoren prägten 2018 die finanziellen Forderungen der privaten Haushalte: Einerseits führten sinkende Aktienkurse zu hohen Kapitalverlusten, andererseits erhöhten die privaten Haushalte ihr Finanzvermögen durch Transaktionen. Sie bauten ihre Ansprüche gegenüber Versicherungen und Pensionskassen aus, sie stockten ihre Einlagen bei Banken auf, und sie investierten in Wertschriften. Insgesamt gingen die finanziellen Forderungen der privaten Haushalte geringfügig...

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USD/CHF hammered down to sub-0.9900 levels, 2-week lows

USD/CHF lost some additional ground for the second straight session on Tuesday. A subdued USD demand, stability in equity markets did little to provide any respite. Trump’s latest remarks opened the room for a further intraday depreciating move. The USD/CHF pair witnessed some follow-through selling on Tuesday and dropped to near two-week lows, below the 0.9900 handle in the last hour. Having repeatedly failed to find acceptance above the parity mark, the pair came...

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2019-12-03 – Amendment of National Bank Ordinance

Changes due to entry into force of FinSA/FinIA andadjustments to minimum reserve requirements The Swiss National Bank is amending the National Bank Ordinance (NBO). Various terms used in the NBO will be revised in connection with the entry into force of the Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) as of 1 January 2020. Moreover, technical adjustments will be made to the statistical surveys in the Annex to the NBO. And finally, two...

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USD/CHF ignores doubts over phase-one deal, stays around two-month high

USD/CHF focuses more on China’s official PMI-led optimism that the US-China tussle. A few second-tier Swiss data can offer intermediate moves ahead of the US statistics. Trade/political news will continue driving the markets in the case of strong headlines. Technical Analysis October month high near 1.0030 can become immediate resistance ahead of May-end tops surrounding 1.0100. Alternatively, sellers will look for entry below November 08 high near 0.9980....

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