Data VisualizationFX Markets Move on Surprise News

For each event, see a timeline of the event, how the exchange rate was impacted over time, total net flows across all investors, and cumulative net flows by investor sector.

Swiss National Bank

Swiss Franc Floor

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January 15th, 2015 • At 9:30AM GMT, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoned its floor on the EUR/CHF exchange rate via a surprise press release. The announcement shocked the market—EUR/CHF dropped 12.3 percent. See the institutional investor reaction here.

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June 23rd, 2016 • See how various types of institutional investors reacted after UK voters surprised the world by voting to “Leave” the European Union, causing GBP/USD to drop 11 percent overnight.

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US Election

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November 8th, 2016 • Before the election, forecasters widely expected Hillary Clinton to win. See how institutional investors behaved as early returns from swing states pointed to an unexpected Trump victory.

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