United States dollar - Swiss franc





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What type of currency pair is USD/CHF?

The USD/CHF is one of the major currency pairs, as it consists of two major currencies: the U.S Dollar and the Swiss Franc.

In this currency pair, the Swiss Franc is the quote currency, and the U.S Dollar is the base currency. The USD/CHF currency pair shows traders how much the USD is worth compared to the CHF. USD/CHF is generally regarded as one of the most traded currency pairs. Subsequently, it's also one of the most liquid ones.

Why is the USD/CHF currency pair crucial to traders?

There are many reasons why the USD/CHF is the most traded currency pair worldwide: the combination of volatility and liquidity, the massive amount of market data available on it, and the big popularity of the pair, to name a few.

The USD/CHF pair is affected by major factors such as supply and demand, interest rates, political stability, and economic growth. Additionally, reports such as Consumer's Price Index, Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) or Unemployment Claims can impact the pair's quotations.

The interest rate differential between the Federal Reserve (Fed) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) could also impact the pair. When the Fed intervene in open market operations to help the U.S. Dollar, the value of the USD/CHF could go up due to a general strengthening of the U.S. Dollar compared to the CHF. On the other hand, if the Swiss National Bank raises interest rates, it could lure more investors to the franc and make it stronger. When this happens, the USD/CHF rate would fall because it will take fewer francs to buy the USD.

How can you trade the USD/CHF currency pair?

At CAPEX.com, you can follow the USD/CHF live chart to trade on the price movements of this currency pair through CFDs. Whenever you believe prices will go up, you can open a long position (BUY). Should you think prices will go down, you can open a short position (SELL).

Here at CAPEX.com you can trade the USD/CHF pair from Sunday to Friday, between 21:05-20:55 GMT.