Gold as a Safe Haven Good and Bad Investment Decisions Pertaining to Advisers

Gold Prices Affecting the Swiss Franc?

A weaker, but still important, correlation is that of gold prices and the Swiss franc. The country's political neutrality and the fact that its currency used to be backed by gold have made the franc the currency of choice in times of political uncertainty. From December 2002 until September 2005, USD/CHF and gold prices had an 85% positive correlation. However, the relationship broke down somewhat in September 2005 as the U.S. dollar decoupled from gold price movements.