exchange rates

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exchange rates

Today’s picture shows you the fever chart of the Swiss Franc versus the Euro, yesterday. After a long period of artificially maintained stable exchange rates, the Swiss Federal Bank decided to let the Franc float again, sort of freely, against the other currencies.  The result: Being in the Euro zone, you pay now 20% more for […]

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go, fetch it!

Go, fetch it! That’s sort of what a little piece of software inside the online shop of mine tells to a routine. The routine goes online, fetching a file provided by the European central bank with currency exchange rates. It brings the rates back and the software piece uses this information to present price estimates […]

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after before and in the middle

after the crisis is before the crisis and in a sense we are all in the middle of the crisis. Many among us are unemployed, a lot are worried, and states are naked without money and currencies are tumbling or roaring in irrational exuberance. Believe it or not: The Swiss Franc is approaching parity to […]

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a pink rose

Yesterday, while jogging and wondering where we and the Dollar US and the EURO will head in the coming years, I realized that for someone in the US, everything that comes from abroad becomes insanely expensive these days. Not because the producers would charge more, but because the $ got sort of weak. At least […]