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AUD/CHF technical analysis: Bears looking for a run to a 50 percent mean reversion

AUD/CHF is in the midst of a sell-off which could extend beyond a 38.2% retracement for a 50% reversion.  A subsequent pull-back, however, to the resistance and another sell-off will likely make for a high probability set up. AUD/CHF is in the midst of a sell-off which could extend beyond a 38.2% retracement of the August lows to September highs,  located at 0.6715, and target the 50% retracement at 0.6674 (meeting the 2019 lows) should the markets continue to...

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Switzerland’s international investment position: Focus article ‘Breakdown of changes in stocks’ and extension of data offering

The Swiss National Bank has today published a focus article on its data portal entitled ‘Switzerland’s international investment position – breakdown of changes in stocks’ (data.snb.ch, Resources, International economic affairs, Focus articles). The article examines the extension of the data the SNB provides on Switzerland’s international investment position (IIP). In addition to information on the stocks in the IIP and the transactions in the financial account, the...

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Swiss Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: Q2 2019

Current Account Key figures: Current Account: Down 2.07% against Q2/2018 to 21.3 bn. CHF of which Goods Trade Balance: Minus 1.52% against Q2/2018 to 14.24 bn. of which the Services Balance: Plus 0.85% to 4.72 bn. of which Investment Income: Minus 1.67% to 10.61 bn. CHF. Current Account Switzerland Q2 2019(see more posts on Switzerland Balance of Payments, Switzerland Capital Account, Switzerland Current Account, Switzerland Financial Account, ) Source: snb.ch...

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USD/CHF technical analysis: 4H 100MA, 2-week-old support-zone limit immediate declines

USD/CHF extends Thursday’s downpour, nears short-term key supports. An upside break of 0.9985 could recall June month highs. Given the failure to rise past-0.9980/85 area, USD/CHF carries the previous day’s declines while trading around 0.9913 ahead of the Europe markets open on Friday. The bearish signal from 12-bar moving average convergence and divergence (MACD) indicates brighter chances of pair’s further declines to 100-bar moving average on the four-hour chart,...

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SNB leaves policy rate unchanged at -0.75 percent

SNB announces its latest monetary policy decision – 19 September 2019 Sight deposits rate unchanged at -0.75% Willing to intervene and will remain active in FX market as necessary Expansionary monetary policy continues to be necessary Trade tensions could further hurt global economic mood Franc remains highly valued 2019 GDP forecast at 0.5% to 1.0%; previously 1.5% 2019 inflation forecast at 0.4%; previously 0.6% 2020 inflation forecast at 0.2%; previously...

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Monetary policy assessment of 19 September 2019

Swiss National Bank leaves expansionary monetary policy unchanged and adjusts basis for calculating negative interest on sight deposits at SNB The Swiss National Bank is keeping the SNB policy rate and interest on sight deposits at the SNB at −0.75%. It remains willing to intervene in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration. Furthermore, the National Bank is adjusting the basis for calculating negative...

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USD/CHF technical analysis: 0.9950 to question buyers inside a rising wedge

USD/CHF takes the bids inside a six-week-old rising wedge bearish formation. 200-DMA, 50% Fibonacci retracement could restrict immediate upside. 0.9880 becomes the key support. Despite the recent rise, USD/CHF trades below the confluence of 200-day simple moving average (DMA) and 50% Fibonacci retracement of April-August declines, close to 0.9940, while heading into the European session on Wednesday. Even if the pair manages to overcome 0.9950 immediate resistance...

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Schweizerische Nationalbank – Weshalb die SNB ihre Munition nicht verpulvern wird

Noch vor wenigen Wochen galt es am Markt bereits mehrheitlich als ausgemacht, dass die Schweizerische Nationalbank am Donnerstag den Leitzins von minus 0,75 Prozent auf minus 1 Prozent weiter absenken wird. Ich konnte die Marktmeinung nie nachvollziehen. Der Wind hat nun tatsächlich gedreht. Eine weitere Absenkung der Zinsen scheint nun so gut wie ausgeschlossen. Wie kam es dazu? Schon vor dem Zinsentscheid der Europäischen Zentralbank vom letzten Donnerstag liess...

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Morgan Stanley forecasts a surprise 25 basis point cut from the SNB

The SNB meeting is on Thursday The Swiss National Bank needs to respond to the strong currency and lower rates from the ECB, according to Morgan Stanley. The consensus for Thursday’s meeting is no change from -0.75% but Morgan Stanley and UBS are two firms that are forecasting a surprise 25 bps cut. “What’s motivating the SNB to ease policy is inflation,” economists write in a note today. “It’s low and uncomfortably close to zero, despite loose monetary policy and a...

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CHF/JPY: Eyes on central banks and geopolitics

This week the BoJ will hold its regular policy meeting. Global uncertainty, linked to the trade war and Brexit, has strengthened the value of the Swiss franc and Yen. CHF/JPY is struggling to maintain the upside as the Yen picks up a safe haven bid, anchored on geopolitical developments following a textbook risk-off response in global financial markets following the strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities over the weekend. Both the CHF and Yen picked up a bid as...

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