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The soaring price of shares in the Swiss National Bank poses many questions

We find ourselves today looking at a country which exhibits many of the economic themes of these times and one of them is brought to mind by this from the fastFT twitter feed. 1,460 more words

General Economics

The Swiss mixture of negative interest-rates, currency intervention and equity investing

Today brings an opportunity to look at a consequence of several economic themes. The opening one is related to the way that in both economic and currency terms the Euro is something of a super massive black hole. 1,216 more words

Quantitative Easing And Extraordinary Monetary Measures

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The odd thing is one of the main purposes of central banking is to pay for war.

Switzerland doesn’t do war. So who gets the money and what do they do with it? 572 more words

Who owns the Swiss National Bank?

A feature of pretty much any discussion about a central bank is that someone invariably pops up and claims that it is privately owned. This comes with the implication that dark forces are at work. 1,263 more words

General Economics

The SNB Just Made $133,000,000 In One Morning On Its Apple Shares (Sort Of)

There’s been no shortage of discussion about the Swiss National Bank over the past couple of weeks.

I don’t want to turn this into an FX post, but long story short, they’re probably pretty pleased with the euro’s relentless appreciation against the franc, as the higher EURCHF climbs, the less they have to worry about intervening. 344 more words