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US dollar pushed up against the Swiss franc on ongoing FED speculation

indicator-analysis-a-pile-of-Swiss-francs1 US dollar advanced gradually against the Swiss franc on Wednesday, as speculation whether the Federal Reserve Bank will begin to taper asset purchases later this year continued being in markets focus.

USD/CHF reached 0.9289 during the later hours of European trade, currently the session high, after which consolidation followed at 0.9278. The cross was up by 0.34% for the day. Support was expected at April 17th low, 0.9206, while resistance was to be encountered at this weeks Tuesday high, 0.9350.

On Wednesday speculation continued whether FED will begin to unwind its bond purchasing program. This was as a result of positive US employment data, published on Friday. Additionally, ratings agency Standard & Poors revised its long-term outlook, regarding credit rating of the United States on Monday. As economic conditions improved, the agency changed its outlook from negative to stable.

Meanwhile, investors sentiment remained moderately supported after Germanys Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble defended the European Central Bank’s bond purchasing actions at a hearing in Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday. Concerns were arisen whether this program was legal or not.

Franc was lower versus the euro, as EUR/CHF pair increased by 0.04% to reach 1.2315.

Earlier today, it became clear that Industrial Production in the Euro zone shrank by a lesser extent in April on annual basis, compared to the previous period, 0.6% versus 1.4%. In monthly terms, however, the indicator showed a slighter increase during April, 0.4% in comparison with the one registered in March, 0.9%, according to revised data.

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