usd / chf Live Exchange Rate

The stability of the Swiss franc can create problems when analysing it compared to the US dollar. However, the USD/CHF is a first class option in times of volatility in other parts of the world when a more stable investment is sought.

Additional Info

USD

This has for many years been accepted as having a special place in the currency markets. It is the traditional safe haven in times of trouble, and is the currency used more than any other for international transactions. When there are times of political or global financial troubles, the first place that most investors look is the US dollar. In fact, the US dollar is traded more than any other currency in the world.

The US is the world’s biggest economy – larger than the European Union or China - and has a GDP of $14 trillion. That is a lot of dollars.

CHF

The code for the Swiss franc is CHF, which stands for Confederazione Helvetica Franc, and is the official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It is the only franc now in use in Europe.

The CHF has for years been regarded as a safe haven currency. This is because Switzerland largely keeps itself to itself and remains politically neutral. It is thus a stable currency without dramatic fluctuations. In addition, Switzerland has also kept a considerable degree of bank secrecy, and has managed to maintain the value of the franc. Furthermore, unemployment is the country is at a very low rate – less than half the average in the European Union.

USD / CHF News & Analysis

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