USD/CHF Forecast Poll

WHAT IS THE FORECAST POLL AND WHY TO USE IT?

The Forecast Poll is a sentiment tool that highlights near- and medium-term price expectations from leading market experts. It is a sentiment indicator which delivers actionable price levels, not merely “mood” or “positioning” indications. Traders can check if there is unanimity among the surveyed experts - if there is excessive speculator sentiment driving a market - or if there are divergences among them. When sentiment is not at extremes, traders get actionable price targets to trade upon. When there is deviation between actual market rate and value reflected in forecasted rate, there is usually an opportunity to enter the market.

You can also use the Forecast Poll for Contrarian thinking strategies. Gonçalo Moreira, Research expert at Fxstreet, explains: “People involuntarily follow the impulses of the crowd. Sentiment indicators, in turn, lead to “contrarian” thinking. The Forecast Poll helps traders detect sentiment extremes and thereby limit their eventual toxic herd behavior.” Read more on Contrarian Approaches with Sentiment indicators


HOW TO READ THE GRAPHS?

Besides the table with all participants’ individual forecast, a graphic representation aggregates and visualizes the data: the Bullish/Bearish/Sideways line shows the percentage of our contributors on each of these forecast biases.

This graph is available for each time horizon (1 week, 1 month, 1 quarter). We also indicate the average price forecast as well as the average bias.


Currencies

This group includes the following currency pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/CAD, EUR/GBP and USD/CHF

2017 FORECAST FOR USD/CHF

In our USD/CHF Forecast Poll 2017, our dedicated contributors expect the uptrend to extend throughout the year. By the end of 2017, the average forecast for the pair is 1,0758. Read more details about the poll

In the last months, from Feb 2016 to Feb 2017, the maximum level for the USD/CHF was 1.03017 (on December 15, 2016), and the minimum, 0.95373 (on April 8, 2016).


MOST INFLUENTIAL POLITICAL EVENTS IN 2017 FOR USD/CHF

Number one political event in 2017 for the USD/CHF is the Trump Presidency: tax cuts and government spendings strategy, geopolitics and international relations of the US, including decisions related to trade deals and multinational alliances.
Also of high importance for the pair will be the political situation of Switzerland’s direct neighbors. In particular, 2017 will be the year of presidential election in France (April 23 for the first round, May 7 for the second one) and of the German federal election (on September 24). Finally, the political instability in Italy will be closely watched. Paolo Gentiloni took over as Prime Minister after Matteo Renzi resigned in response to the rejection of his constitutional reforms at a referendum in November 2016. This happened in a complicated economic situation where key Italian banks are on the verge of bankruptcy and capital is flowing out of the country.


BONDS THAT INFLUENCE THE MOST USD/CHF

Bonds whose moves can affect the USD/CHF pair: SBI T, Bund, T Note.