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The Canadian Dollar cross with the Swiss Franc (CAD/CHF) currency pair is often used when traders are looking to play a risk correlated currency against a safe haven currency. Market environments that are heavily sensitive to global sentiment will generally translate into a good amount of volatility for this pair. When sentiment is strong, it generally correlates with a higher rate, while deteriorating sentiment will have a weighing influence.
The Canadian economy is a commodity rich economy which means it's a currency correlated to the direction in commodities prices. Canada's economy is focused on the export of OIL and vehicles. Meanwhile, the Swiss economy has been historically viewed as a safe haven economy with a complex banking system, inviting of capital flows in times of economic downturn. Given its neutrality when it comes to world issues, the Swiss Franc also has become a currency of choice in risk liquidation environments with Switzerland not getting involved in regional and world conflict. So if you’re looking to make a currency play that is tied to the direction in risk with a component of the price of OIL, the CADCHF cross rate could be the way to go.