CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust ETF (FXF) - NYSEARCA
  • Jun. 24, 2011, 10:23 AM
    European shares are in rapid retreat as the week winds down. Sharply higher earlier today, the Stoxx 50 has given up more than 2%, now -0.4%. Italian shares are leading the decline, -1.5%, on the Moody's bank warning and rumors of S&P piling on. The euro gives up its gains as well. EWI -3.1%, EWP -3.3%, FXE -0.7%.
    | Jun. 24, 2011, 10:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 23, 2011, 8:29 AM

    As the swiss franc rises to levels vs. the euro few could have imagined, Swiss watchmakers continue to move product, exports rising 40% in May. It's all about Asian demand - "impervious to price increases" - but even sales to the euro-periphery remain strong.

    | Jun. 23, 2011, 8:29 AM
  • Jun. 15, 2011, 2:14 PM

    A curiosity given "risk off" markets today, the swiss franc is down sharply vs. the greenback after Swiss May PPI shows a 0.4% Y/Y decline, when economists had expected just a 0.1% fall. This news, plus a currency at record highs, makes a SNB rate hike less likely. FXF -0.9%.

    | Jun. 15, 2011, 2:14 PM
  • Jun. 14, 2011, 7:43 AM
    The Swiss government lowers its 2012 GDP growth forecast from 1.9% to 1.5% on concern about the franc. Exports account for about half of GDP, making the economy vulnerable to moves higher in its currency. The franc falls a bit vs. the euro and the greenback, but remains near record levels.
    | Jun. 14, 2011, 7:43 AM
  • Jun. 13, 2011, 4:21 PM

    Jack Barnes' summary of key European governments: either failed, failing, or non-existent. "Europe is a fractured nation made up of unstable state governments struggling with a mutual bail-out approach that is going to shatter the system."

    | Jun. 13, 2011, 4:21 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 10, 2011, 11:09 AM
    Markets in "risk off" mode has the greenback flying against everything not named Swiss franc or yen. Especially hard hit is the euro, threatening $1.47 three days ago, but now looking more likely to hit $1.43 first. FXE -1.1%, UUP +0.9%.
    | Jun. 10, 2011, 11:09 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 7, 2011, 12:35 PM
    The greenback bounces off record lows vs. the franc following benign CPI data from Switzerland. With inflation rising at a 0.4% Y/Y pace and the franc at nosebleed levels, analysts expect the SNB to remain on hold, despite recent faint hawkish grumblings. FXF -0.2%.
    | Jun. 7, 2011, 12:35 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 2, 2011, 7:37 AM
    You wouldn't know it by looking at the red across world stock markets, but moves in currencies say it's "risk on" today. The euro started moving higher after yesterday's close and hasn't stopped, +1.0% at $1.4471. The aussie, loonie, and sterling are up vs. the greenback as well.
    | Jun. 2, 2011, 7:37 AM
  • Jun. 1, 2011, 8:58 AM

    How long until the Swiss say "uncle?" The franc continues to surge to all-time highs vs. both the euro and the greenback. Recent comments from the SNB have given the impression the bank is more concerned about inflation than whether the economy can handle the powerful currency. FXF +35% Y/Y.

    | Jun. 1, 2011, 8:58 AM | 4 Comments
  • May 27, 2011, 12:00 PM
    The euro is back at its highs of the day despite the fissure occurring in Greece, where opposition leader Samaras says his party will not be blackmailed into accepting deeper austerity. Consensus is nice, but the euro looks to be taking heart from the ruling Socialist's apparent plan to pass the cuts on their own. FXE +1.1%.
    | May 27, 2011, 12:00 PM | 3 Comments
  • May 27, 2011, 11:21 AM
    The dollar is down solidly across the board, particularly vs. the Swiss franc, where the greenback has fallen to a new all-time low. Chatter is on the rise that rate hikes could begin in Switzerland as soon as June. FXF +1.5%, UUP -0.8%.
    | May 27, 2011, 11:21 AM
  • May 26, 2011, 11:19 AM
    After weakening momentarily, the Swiss franc heads higher following the IMF's recommendation that the SNB needs to start raising rates. The group says current low rates are unsustainable given the strength of the economy and exporters are nicely handling the powerful franc. FXF +0.7%.
    | May 26, 2011, 11:19 AM
  • May 26, 2011, 10:31 AM

    The euro goes whoosh as Eurogroup Chair Juncker says the IMF may not release the next tranche of its Greek rescue loan in June and that the EU may not be able to fill the gap. Euro +0.3% vs. the greenback after being sharply higher earlier, and hitting fresh all-time lows vs. the swissie.

    | May 26, 2011, 10:31 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 25, 2011, 12:22 PM
    Did we miss a QEIII announcement? The entire commodity sector is romping today. SLV +2.9%, JJC +2.4%, JJG +1.5%, USO +1.0%, JJS +3.1%. The swiss franc is having none of this "risk on" move, continuing to hit new all-time highs vs. the euro.
    | May 25, 2011, 12:22 PM | 2 Comments
  • May 25, 2011, 8:38 AM
    Slightly down against the greenback, the euro again falls sharply vs. the Swiss franc to another all-time low. The franc is testing the will of Swiss policymakers who have begun to hint exporters can handle its strength and rate hikes may soon be coming.
    | May 25, 2011, 8:38 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 24, 2011, 7:18 AM

    Chatter increases about a possible rate hike in Switzerland as "an export miracle" explodes myths a powering currency would destroy the sector. Percolating real estate prices are drawing the SNB's attention as well. The swissie is at or near all-time highs vs. the greenback and the euro.

    | May 24, 2011, 7:18 AM
FXF Description
CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust is designed to track the price of the Swiss Franc net of Trust expenses, which are expected to be paid from interest earned on the deposited Swiss Francs.
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