Swiss Franc

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The Swiss Franc (Franc) is the currency of Switzerland

  • The Franc is considered to be very safe and stable
  • Investors purchase Francs when markets are volatile
  • When there is large Franc demand, the SNB prints more Francs and buys assets around the world (to keep the Franc stable)

2015 Franc Volatility

  • On 1/15/2015 the Franc went up 17-18% against the dollar/euro
  • This was an unheard of currency swing in a single day