- The USD/CHF is cycling 0.8880 with the Franc frozen in place after recent gains.
- The CHF is up almost 2.2% against the USD peak-to-trough on the week.
- Safe haven appetite remains a key theme underpinning market flows, to the benefit of the Franc.
The Franc (CHF) has gained appreciably against the US Dollar (USD) recently, with the CHF's safe haven popularity in the EU bloc apparent and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) determined to defend the CHF using outright market purchases as much as necessary.
Despite a backlog of short bets on the CHF, the SNB's backstopping has prevented any meaningful depreciation on the Franc, and despite inflation near 1.7% in the Swiss economy, Switzerland is enjoying an enviable position.
The SNB's steadily hawkish tone and Switzerland's large net account surplus is keeping the USD/CHF pinned in place despite broad-market sentiment shifts.
USD/CHF Technical Outlook
The USD/CHF dropped sharply this week into the 0.8850 neighborhood frrom the 200-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) at the 0.9000 handle, and the pair is testing into multi-month lows, with September's low bids near 0.8800 within reach.
The pair has been etching in a pattern of lower highs since peaking near 0.9250 in early October. The last swing high sits at 0.9050, near the congestion zone of the 200- and 50-day SMAs.
USD/CHF Daily Chart
USD/CHF Technical Level
|Today last price||0.8881|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0003|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.03|
|Today daily open||0.8884|
|Previous Daily High||0.8903|
|Previous Daily Low||0.8855|
|Previous Weekly High||0.9046|
|Previous Weekly Low||0.8954|
|Previous Monthly High||0.9244|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.8888|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||0.8873|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||0.8885|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||0.8858|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||0.8833|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||0.881|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||0.8906|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||0.8929|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||0.8954|