Currencies Swiss Franc


  • Swiss franc soars against euro Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    Swiss franc soars against euro

    What you saw was the central bank walk away, says Boris Schlossberg, BK Asset Management, discussing the drastic drop in the euro after the SNB scrapped the cap. And Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, says it was a Swiss Bank strategy to fight deflation.

  • US investors eye the Swiss franc Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    US investors eye the Swiss franc

    Following the shock move by the Swiss National Bank to drop its euro peg, Larry McDonald from Newedge USA says U.S. investors are "definitely focused" on the swiss franc.

  • Reasons behind the SNB's decision Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Reasons behind the SNB's decision

    The Swiss National Bank has scrapped the franc's peg to the euro. Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, shares her thoughts on the move which has shocked markets.

  • SNB halts Euro-France Cap: Reaction Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    SNB halts Euro-France Cap: Reaction

    The Swiss National Bank has dropped its exchange rate cap with the euro and lowered its interest rate to -0.75 percent. Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, gives his and the market's current reaction.

  • How the Swiss franc shocked world markets Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    How the Swiss franc shocked world markets

    The Swiss National Bank took the world by surprise on Thursday by unpegging the Swiss franc from the euro. CNBC's Sara Eisen breaks down what happened.

  • Dollar falls vs yen on lackluster US retail sales Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    The dollar fell against the yen following after newly released data showed retail sales fell 0.9 percent, its biggest drop since January 2014.

  • Sterling struggles after UK inflation drop Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:16 AM ET

    Sterling fell towards an 18-month low against the dollar, after data showed British inflation at its lowest since 2000.

  • Yen near 1-month high vs dollar; oil sours sentiment Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:06 AM ET

    The yen hit a one-month high against the dollar on Tuesday, buoyed by steady demand for safe-haven assets against a backdrop of plunging oil prices.

  • US jobs data helps pound bounce after rough week Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    Sterling recovered some ground on Friday, pushing back above $1.51 as the dollar retreated broadly.

  • Euro hovers near 9-yr lows, undermined by ECB QE bets Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 4:27 AM ET

    The euro extended losses into a sixth straight day to trade near a nine-year low, as investors bet the ECB was getting closer to adopting QE.

  • Euro hits fresh 9-year low after euro zone data Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    The euro hit another nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, after data for the euro zone revealed that prices were falling in the region.

  • Sterling is at 17-month low, but has it bottomed? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Markets volatility charts graphs

    The U.K. pound hit a fresh 17-month low against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and currency experts are split on which way the currency will head next.

  • Yen in vogue as oil rout sparks risk aversion Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 6:55 AM ET
    10,000 Japanese yen and 100 U.S. dollar notes arranged for a photograph.

    The safe-haven yen rose as investor risk aversion mounted following a sharp drop in crude oil and stocks.

  • Euro near 9-year low on Greek worry, easing bet Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    A clerk handles dollars and euros at a money exchange office in Paris.

    The euro fell to near a nine-year low, hit by concerns that Greek elections will result in a government that will aim to cancel austerity measures.

  • Euro drops to 4-1/2 year low on QE bets Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    The euro fell to its lowest in 4-1/2 years against the dollar on Friday after the head of the ECB fanned expectations of QE later this month.

  • Euros and dollars

    The U.S. dollar hit its highest level since March 2006 on Friday, as the euro fell on speculation about imminent monetary easing tactics.

  • Dollar set to rack up strongest year since 2005 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    The dollar was set to end 2014 with a gain of more than 12 percent against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday.

  • Safe-haven yen surges amid investor nerves Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    The yen gained sharply against both the dollar and euro on Tuesday as investors sought the traditional safety of the Japanese currency.

  • ‘Perfect storm’ could send euro even lower Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Sinking Euro declining

    The euro traded near a 28-month low on Monday after a vote in Greece failed to secure a president.

  • Euro holds ground in face of nerves over Greece Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    Euro notes currency

    The euro inched up but remained near two-year-lows after a key vote in Greece failed to secure a new president.