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U.S. Dollar / Swiss Franc

Switzerland is one of a few major countries to employ negative interest rates, having a target interest rate on deposits of -0.75%. That compares to interest rates in the U.S. that are positive — and rising. But such a negative differential has not hurt the Swiss Franc, which is instead supported by safe-haven flows from other European countries. At least for now.

Watch our video primer for what you need to know to successfully get started trading USD/CHF.

Real-Time Trading Snapshot

The Swissie, as the USD/CHF pair is called, is one of the more tame currency pairs this year, having mostly settled in a 2% range from 0.98 to 1.00. That type of range trading can be good for traders, as long as they aren’t looking for outsized moves.

Use the interactive chart to the right to check out some of USD/CHF’s most-recent moves.

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