EUR/CHF: the rate of euro of the Swiss franc. It’s known for stable market behavior during the periods without economic shocks, high-profile scandals and news.
The pair is rather well-amenable to forecasting, but despite this, sometimes the trend direction may experience sharp swings. During the day, the pair mostly fluctuates 50–80 pips with rare exceptions.
This pair’s low volatility can be explained by close connection between the economies of Switzerland and the EU and their being dependent on the same factors.
The EUR/CHF chart correlates with that of the other instruments with EUR as the base currency. For example, with EUR/GBP, EUR/NOK, EUR/JPY and others with different percentage ratio. This currency pair shows a negative correlation with XAG/EUR and XAU/EUR and other instruments.
The EUR/CHF rate is influenced by the following factors:
—key interest rates set by the central banks of Switzerland and EU;
—economic indicators (industry growth rate, GDP, inflation, unemployment, etc.), balances of trade of both countries, gold price.
The EUR/CHF quote is useful for swing trading, but it almost completely ineffective for scalping.