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Swiss Franc Sep '19 (S6U19)

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Swiss Franc Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Tumbles to a 1-Month Low on an Unexpected Decline in U.S. Retail Sales

The dollar index (DXY00) on Wednesday fell by -0.290 (-0.30%). Dec euro-fx futures (E6Z9) closed up +0.0038 (+0.34%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose by +0.0043 (+0.39%). Dec yen futures (J6Z9) closed up +0.0006 (+0.07%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.13 (-0.12%). The dollar index gave up early gains Wednesday and tumbled to a 1-month low on concern the Fed may need to boost stimulus measures after Sep U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined by -0.3% and -0.1% ex-autos, weaker than expectations of +0.3% and +0.2% ex-autos and the first decline in 7 months. Comments Wednesday from Chicago Fed President Evans were also dollar-negative when he said, "there is an argument for more accommodation now to provide some further risk-management buffer against potential downside shocks." The Fed Beige Book released Wednesday afternoon was slightly negative for the dollar as information collected by the 12 Fed regional banks in the month through Oct 7 stated that the U.S. economy expanded at a "slight to moderate pace" with some districts reporting that "persistent trade tensions and slower growth weighed on activity." GBP/USD climbed +0.34% to a 5-month high Wednesday on reduced fears of a no-deal Brexit after UK Brexit Secretary Barclay told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that UK Prime Minister Johnson on Saturday will request an extension of the Oct 31 Brexit deadline if a deal hasn't been reached by Saturday, as required by the UK Parliament's Benn Act. UK and EU negotiators have yet to reach an agreement ahead of the Thu/Fri EU Summit but are continuing their intensive negotiations. If a Brexit deal is approved by the EU leaders and the UK Parliament, then the UK will be able to exit the EU on October 31 with a long transition period during which the UK will remain under single-market rules while a UK-EU trade agreement is negotiated. The markets are hoping for an agreement by Oct 31, but a deadline extension seems more likely. The betting odds are low at only 15% for a no-deal Brexit this year. GBP/USD gave up most of its gains Wednesday on tepid price pressures that may prompt the BOE to cut interest rates after today's UK Sep CPI report rose by +1.7% y/y, slightly weaker than expectations of +1.8% y/y. EUR/USD rallied to a 1-month high Wednesday on support from a jump in the 10-year German bund yield to a 2-1/2 month high of -0.379%, which boosted the euro's interest rate differentials. EUR/USD was undercut by concern that slow price pressures that were dovish for ECB policy after Wednesday's Eurozone Sep CPI report was revised downward to a 2-3/4 year low of +0.8% y/y from the originally-reported +0.9% y/y. The Chinese yuan fell -0.16% to a 3-session low Wednesday on increased U.S./China tensions after China's foreign ministry on Wednesday threatened unspecified "strong countermeasures" if the U.S. Congress passes a bill offering support to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The House on Tuesday passed the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act," while the Senate has yet to act. Markets are concerned that Hong Kong tensions may threaten the approval of a U.S./China trade deal. USD/JPY moved lower Wednesday as it consolidates just below Tuesday's 2-1/2 month high as weakness in stocks boosts the safe-haven demand for the yen.

Contract Specifications

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Swiss Franc
Contract Size
Tick Size
0.0001 points ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (Settles 2:00p.m.) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
09/16/19 (expired)

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Swiss Franc Sep '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 8, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
39,953 (+739)
14,721 (+2,306)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
15,252 (-2,993)
26,299 (-3,481)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
30,544 (+520)
1,708 (+325)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
1,162 (+64)
21,918 (-2,441)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
20,533 (-2,857)
14,794 (+1,005)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
1,858 (+15)
1,492 (-68)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1.00550 +0.14%
on 09/12/19
1.03140 -2.38%
on 08/26/19
-0.01820 (-1.78%)
since 08/16/19
1.00550 +0.14%
on 09/12/19
1.03920 -3.11%
on 06/25/19
-0.00230 (-0.23%)
since 06/14/19
0.99010 +1.70%
on 05/07/19
1.08880 -7.52%
on 09/21/18
-0.06530 (-6.09%)
since 09/14/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Soft. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1.01650
1st Resistance Point 1.01170
Last Price 1.00690s
1st Support Level 1.00410
2nd Support Level 1.00130

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52-Week High 1.08880
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.05110
Fibonacci 50% 1.03945
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.02780
Last Price 1.00690s
52-Week Low 0.99010

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