CAD/CHF

CAD/CHF

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CANADIAN DOLLAR /SWISS FRANC Trading

This is the forex quote for the Canadian Dollar against the Swiss Franc. In this quote, the value of one CAD (the 'base currency') is quoted in terms of CHF (the 'counter currency'). The Canadian Dollar is often considered to be a 'commodity currency' because Canada exports a large number of natural resources, notably oil. In practical terms, this makes it sensitive to the ebb and flow of trends in investors' overall outlook on global economic growth. Meanwhile, Switzerland's has a long-standing history as a safe haven and harbour for foreigners looking to house their wealth in a private banking system. As a pairing embodying the relationship between a growth-linked, higher-yielding currency and a safety-geared, low yielding one, CAD/CHF is a notable carry trade vehicle.

History of CANADIAN DOLLAR /SWISS FRANC

Canada's monetary policy, and the value of the Canadian dollar, are heavily influenced by global commodity prices. Natural resources are an important part of Canada's economy, and for that reason, its currency tends to fluctuate according to world commodity prices, economy is driven by exports, particularly in consumer electronics, IT products, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals.

In 1850, the first Swiss Franc was introduced; it was on par with the French Franc. In 1865, Switzerland became part of the Latin Monetary Union, which consisted of France, Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium. In 2008, the Swiss Franc was valued higher than the USD. In 2010, the 9th series of Francs was introduced.

CAD/CHF Forex Chart
Instrument: CAD/CHF
Spread: Floating
Leverage: 1:20
Margin: 5%
Minimum Nominal Trade Size: 1000
Overnight Interest (daily) Sell: -3.7%
Overnight Interest (daily) Buy: -0%
Trading Hours (GMT): 24/5
MT5 / MT4 Symbol: CAD/CHF

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CAD/CHF Trading FAQs

While forex pairs can theoretically be traded 24 hours a day, there are optimum times to trade the CAD/CHF whenever the currency pair is more volatile. Swiss Franc and Equity Exchange Hours. CHF trading schedules roughly follow exchange hours, increasing activity when the Frankfurt and New York equity markets and the Chicago futures and options markets are open for business.

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