CAD/CHF (CADCHF)

CADCHF PROFILE

The Canadian Dollar vs. Swiss Franc pair is often recognized as a carry trade vehicle because of the relationship between a low yielding, safety geared currency (CHF) and a higher yielding, growth related one (CAD). The CHF is considered to be safety geared and low yielding because of its reputation as a safe harbor and haven for foreigners depositing their wealth in a foreign private banking system. The CAD is considered to be a commodity currency because of its exporting of natural resources which makes it sensitive to investors’ outlooks on global economic growth.