1. Developments surrounding the global risk outlook.
As a safe-haven currency, the market's risk outlook is the primary driver of CHF. Swiss economic data rarely proves market moving; and although SNB intervention can have a substantial impact on CHF, its impact tends to be relatively short-lived. Additionally, the SNB are unlikely to adjust policy anytime soon, given their overall tone and a lack of meaningful developments regarding economic data.
The market's overall risk tone is improving with coronavirus vaccines being rolled out as well as the unprecedented amount of accommodation and fiscal support from governments. Of course, risks remain as many countries are now battling third waves of the virus - most notably many countries in Europe. As such, there is still a degree of uncertainty and risks to the overall risk outlook which could prove supportive for the CHF should negative factors for the global economy develop; however, on balance the overall risk outlook is continuing to improve and barring any major meltdowns in risk assets the bias for the CHF remains .