EUR/USD Slides After SNB Leaves Policy Unchanged


The Swiss National Bank made its quarterly rate decision and made no changes: the interest rate remains minimal, and the floor of 1.20 under remains unchanged. The same determined text repeated itself.

EUR CHF Lower After SNB Decision December 13 2012

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Towards the decision, there was some speculation that the SNB would lift the peg to 1.25, given the low CPI. EUR/USD which traded above 1.21 for a day or so, dropped instantly by around 40 pips. The reaction was also felt in EUR/USD.

Euro/dollar traded just under the 1.31 level, after enjoying the Fed decision of QE4. However, the Swiss decision sent it lower, as low as 1.30 before it reached the current level of 1.3063.

EUR USD Lower After SNB Decision December 13 2012

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