USD/CHF Forex Trading
USD/CHF Live Charts
Use our USD/CHF live chart to get the most up-to-date insight into the recent performance of this pair and other currency pairs used in forex trading. It can help you make informed decisions at home or on the go – no matter if you use the TickTrader desktop platform, web terminal, or mobile app. Our real-time chart includes the very latest price, historical data, and technical analysis tools to help guide your next trade.
What Is USD/CHF Trading?
By trading USD/CHF, traders and investors speculate on price changes in the USD/CHF pair, which consists of the United States dollar (commonly known as the greenback) and the Swiss franc.
In this pair, the value of one United States dollar is measured in terms of Swiss francs. For example, if the USD/CHF exchange rate is 0.9200, it means that 1 US dollar is equivalent to 0.92 Swiss franc.
It is one of the major currency pairs traded in the forex market due to the significant trading volume and liquidity it enjoys. It's influenced by a range of factors, including economic indicators, interest rates, geopolitical events, and global market sentiment.
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USD/CHF Historical Performance
Over a ten-year period, from 2001 to 2011, USD/CHF was moving in a strong downtrend, falling from 1.8 to below 0.8. During the financial crisis, the pair’s exchange rate experienced fluctuations due to risk aversion and market uncertainty as the US dollar and Swiss franc are considered to be safe-haven assets.
In 2011, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) introduced a currency floor by pegging the Swiss franc to the euro (EUR) to prevent excessive appreciation. This had indirect effects on the US dollar/Swiss franc rate.
In 2015, the SNB unexpectedly removed the currency floor, causing a sharp appreciation of the Swiss franc. However, the appreciation didn’t last long. Moreover, by the end of the year, the greenback managed to stick above 1 against the franc. Since then, the pair has been trading in a 0.87-1.02 range, constantly breaking above 1 but falling after that.
Major Factors That Affect the USD/CHF Pair
Economic indicators have an impact on all currencies. The most popular metrics are GDP growth, inflation, labour market and manufacturing data, and trade balances in both the United States and Switzerland.
Differences in interest rates set by the US Federal Reserve and the Swiss National Bank can have a significant impact on the exchange rate too. Higher interest rates in one country relative to the other can attract foreign investors seeking higher yields, leading to currency appreciation.
Global economic and political events can impact both the United States and Switzerland and consequently affect the pair’s rate. However, it’s vital to know how to evaluate this impact on the countries, as the US dollar and the Swiss franc are believed to be safe-haven assets that are supposed to appreciate in times of risk-averse sentiment.