A day after the Swiss National Bank SHOCKED the market by de-pegging the franc from the Euro, causing a 30% move in the CHF Thursday, Jay Taylor joins The Doc & Eric Dubin to break down all of the implications.
Silver has spiked over 4% in overnight trading with gold trailing with a 1% rise. Markets are still roiling in the wake of the Swiss National Bank de-pegging the Franc from its tight exchange band with the Euro. Fallout from the surprise decision is still being felt in 10%+ declines of major Swiss firms share prices, and more worryingly several trading firms dealing in FX have collapsed due to leverage extended to their clients for EUR:CHF shorts. Shades of the MF Global collapse could be on the cards over the coming days and weeks.
The Swiss National Bank shocked financial markets on Thursday by ditching its policy of capping the Swiss Franc to the Euro. The unexpected move sent the safe-haven currency souring up as much as 41% against the Euro. Stocks plunged amidst fears of what this would do to Switzerland’s very export reliant economy. It was the biggest single-day depreciation in a major currency of all time! Erin weighs in.