EUR/CHF | A Scalper’s Paradise

This post is by our contributor and forex trader, Goncalo Botelho:


If you’ve had a look at EUR/CHF lately, you will easily notice that this instrument has been behaving in a very different fashion.

Due to the wild appreciation of the Swiss Franc in August, the swiss economy has seen its own currency working against it forcing the SNB (Swiss National Bank) to play its quantitative easing card in an attempt to stabilize the price and keep it above 1.2.

In a press release memorandum, the SNB has clearly stated that they are very serious about maintaining the rate for this instrument above 1.2 and it is also important to note the SNB still finds the 1.2 rate to be in high territory. When we look at the graphs, this information is of great advantage to any trader.

However, for a swing trader the volatility in this pair might be not so attractive and that’s when scalping comes in handy. Scalpers are essentially short-term traders. Scalpers tend to use short timeframes within the ranges from M1 to M30.

If you’re not familiar with scalping then this might be a good time to get started and improve your scalping skills.

At the moment we find ourselves nearly 400 pips from 1.2 and and my sentiment on this pair remains bullish. I think there is a strong possibility that the SNB will keep doing its best to protect the Swiss from falling into overvalued territory.

Goncalo Botelho
Guest Contributor

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  1. Hi Goncalo 🙂

    Thank you I enjoyed your insight into EUR CHF, I wondered if you would be so kind as to provide any useful advice on which indicators you prefer to use and advice for new traders looking to choose a reputable broker?

    Thank you kindly for your analysis with the Swiss Franc 🙂

  2. Hi Niki – since Goncalo is not available to answer this question, I’ll answer it for you on his behalf. The best indicators to use are on my website if you go to – and I use Tradestation as the brokerage for placing trades (and I believe Goncalo also uses Tradestation) – details on that are on my website too: – thanks.

  3. Thank you kindly for your helpful feedback Alessio, this has really helped me and I’ve implemented a version of the TTM Squeeze into my trading along with a few others I am currently experimenting and testing setups with.

    I have been reading this morning from Curtis.M.Faith’s – ‘Way of the Turtles’ and he talks about E-Ratios and Donchian Trend Systems so I will have to look into these systems also.

    Thanks Alessio for your help!

  4. Hello,

    I am not a trador and know nothing about the field. The problem is that I must start somewhere, since I have built my house using the money I borrowed from a bank. The loan is based on the euro/CHF balance (every month I buy CHF with my euro), so at this moment I owe more money than I have borrowed, athough I have been paying for the last six years. How should I start?

    Thank you,

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