Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Swiss franc (CHF) overvaluation

As of today's entry, it now takes a $1.05 USD to buy one Swiss franc, an amazing trajectory skyward for the Swiss franc where it was only back in year 2005 where it traded as low as 77 US cents for one CHF. If one looks at purchasing power parity, the charts show the Swiss franc as the world's most overvalued currency in the industrialized world now at 70 percent overvaluation to the US-dollar (USD). Beautiful Swiss scenery, the lure of Swiss chocolates, clocks and private banking may not be enough to prevent the CHF experience a modest currency correction in 2011.
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