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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.

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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.

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