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DEFINITION of 'CHF'

In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Swiss franc.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'CHF'

The currency market, also known as the foreign exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US$1 trillion.

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