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Tag Archives: 1.) Forex Live Based CHF SNB

SNB’s Zurbruegg: It is not roll of monetary policy to cure risks to financial system

Vulnerabilities have increased and Swiss real estate market Swiss apartments overvalued by 10% to 35% SNB continues to monitor developments in real estate market It is not roll of monetary policy to curb risk to financial system The  USDCHF  is trading back below its 100 hour moving average at 0.93129 and its 200 hour moving average at 0.93304. However at the low today, the pair did find support against what has been a swing area between 0.9293 and 0.92964. The...

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SNB introduces possibility of repo rate transactions being indexed to policy rate

The Swiss central bank says it is to enhance flexibility in steering money market interest rates This will be added to the SNB’s monetary policy repertoire moving forward but not before some test operations are conducted. For the time being, the central bank implements monetary policy by setting the SNB policy rate so this just adds to the tools they can play around with. However, I still see the key policy rate as being the main weapon in the armory. The full...

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SNB says successfully tested use of digital currency to settle transactions with top investment banks

The latest trial could see the introduction of central bank digital currency move a step closer in Switzerland. The SNB says that they integrated the digital currencies into payment systems and used them in simulated transactions involving UBS, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. The test showed it was possible to instantaneously execute payments, ranging from CHF 100,000 to CHF 5 million, elimination counter-party risk. I still think it will be a while...

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SNB sets up refinancing facility and deactivates counter-cyclical buffer

New packages from the SNB There is no upper limit for virus fund Drawdowns can be made at any time Says interest rates to correspond to the SNB policy rate (-0.50%) Will be available from tomorrow Full statement: The coronavirus pandemic is having a serious impact on the Swiss economy. To combat this crisis, it is essential that companies have access to credit and the banking system has access to liquidity. The Confederation, the SNB and the Swiss Financial Market...

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Scotia says evidence points to Swiss National Bank intervening in CHF

FX strategist at Scotiabank cites the relative stability of EUR/CHF (above and around 1.06) in the past  two weeks while turmoil in markets elsewhere  suggestive of SNB intervention to hold off strength in the Swiss franc Scotia say sight deposits have risen steadily since the beginning of 2020 – “indicating intervention”. Also make note of the re-inclusion of the SNB on US Treasury Department FX watch list Euro / Swiss Franc (see more posts on EUR/CHF, ) - Click...

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SNB’s Jordan: Franc exchange rate is important in relation to Swiss monetary conditions

Comments by SNB chief, Thomas Jordan, to CNBC Thomas Jordan Negative rates are a necessity Negative rates have side effects, SNB trying to minimise those side effects Balance of risks is tilted to the downside SNB conducts independent monetary policy, does not follow the ECB But needs to take international environment into account SNB could still cut rates if needed Franc is still highly valued Must maintain negative rates, interventions SNB can intervene as...

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SNB’s Jordan: Swiss franc remains highly valued

Foreign exchange market remains fragile Negative rates, readiness for intervention still necessary Danger of a worsening international situation remains large Imbalances in Swiss real estate market still persist Some remarks by the Jordan, cited by the Swiss government. Nothing out of the ordinary here as they maintain their same messaging about the franc and the need to intervene in the FX market as and when is necessary. Though the timing is a little interesting...

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The CHF is the strongest, while the GBP is the weakest as NA traders enter for the day

Well…maybe some NA traders The US has a partial holiday with the bond market closed but the US stock markets open. Canada is off for Thanksgiving. So North American traders entering for the day, may be a little stretch today. However, the forex market is open. The CHF is the strongest as some of the euphoria from the events of last week (Brexit hope and China/US) fade and there is a flight into the safety of the CHF (and JPY). The GBP is the weakest as EU’s Barnier...

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