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Dollar / Swiss franc parity

How long to wait before the dollar is at parity to the Swiss franc ?
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Sorry, I misread this thread as "party", and was ready to rejoice in another US opening-of-an-envelope celebration.

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Hard to say. The frank seems to be comfortable at about $0.97 right now.
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From the looks of it , not very long .........
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I hope it doesn't, as that will trigger a spate of guitar-importing frenzy.

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Sorry, I misread this thread as "party", and was ready to rejoice in another US opening-of-an-envelope celebration.

dave
I know eye glasses are expensive in CH, but could maybe organise a whip round if you like.....


P.S. I do like your optimistic approach
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Especially those beer-flying-goggles with Zeiss lenses and rose-tint.

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P.S. I do like your optimistic approach
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at the rate at which the $$ is crumbling, I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen before the weekend.
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Although slowly , the EUR is also dropping against the franc . I would say that would be a safer bet than to buy dollars at this stage .... You never know how much lower the dollar will go ....
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Re: Dollar / Swiss franc parity

$ 1.02 right now, which is pretty amazing.

€ is still ok against the franc, was around 1.55 when I arrived here four years ago, is sitting at 1.568, so am happy, of more concern is sterlings performance
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And hence, back to your original party idea.
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I hope it doesn't, as that will trigger a spate of guitar-importing frenzy.

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What kind of guitars you collect Dave ?

On my years as a Jazz musician I had a beautiful collection of oldies like a '52 ES-175 ( with P-90s sweeeet ) a '59 ES-175 and a '61 ES-345...

But alas, that was when then dollar was at least 1.80 CHF....

I sold them all some years ago, but they gained value and didn't really lost much money.
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I like acoustics, though I have an LP with twin P90s. Mmm shame you don't still have a ES-175. It would be great for those mellow moments. Nice.

I'm looking for a Martin 000-15S at the moment : New Yorker style, all mahogany. Diminutive in size but loud enough to upset the body-dragging neighbours.

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On my years as a Jazz musician I had a beautiful collection of oldies like a '52 ES-175 ( with P-90s sweeeet ) a '59 ES-175 and a '61 ES-345...

But alas, that was when then dollar was at least 1.80 CHF....

I sold them all some years ago, but they gained value and didn't really lost much money.
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Especially those beer-flying-goggles with Zeiss lenses and rose-tint.

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I'll start the collect immediately.

Please give lots of money to Dave so he can buy some fancy pansy glasses
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$'s undervalued. Buy soft commoditites.

I'm in the future and know...
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I thought Garlic-Bread was the future ?

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Re: Dollar / Swiss franc parity

The NZZ am Sonntag ran an article last Sunday illustrating that despite teh fall in the dollar US prodcuts remain outrageously expensive here. They quoted:

ipod Touch 16Gb +54%
Jeep Cheroke +71.2%
Levi 501 men's +165%
Nike Air Equalon +2 +96.1%
The hiughest was Clinique Day cream at +217% more.

Even allowing for stocks bought at higher $ rates, we might have expected a fall in prices - we ceratinly get them when the $ rises...
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The NZZ am Sonntag ran an article last Sunday illustrating that despite teh fall in the dollar US prodcuts remain outrageously expensive here. They quoted:

ipod Touch 16Gb +54%
Jeep Cheroke +71.2%
Levi 501 men's +165%
Nike Air Equalon +2 +96.1%
The hiughest was Clinique Day cream at +217% more.

Even allowing for stocks bought at higher $ rates, we might have expected a fall in prices - we ceratinly get them when the $ rises...
I worked out that the price difference between a macbook pro here and in the states, was a ticket to New York. So it makes sense to plan a shopping trip to New York (clothes, Mac etc) rather than spend that money here.
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I like acoustics, though I have an LP with twin P90s. Mmm shame you don't still have a ES-175. It would be great for those mellow moments. Nice.

I'm looking for a Martin 000-15S at the moment : New Yorker style, all mahogany. Diminutive in size but loud enough to upset the body-dragging neighbours.

dave
Those P-90s ES-175s are the best for jazz and even great for blues when is quiet enough to not wake up the feedback.

They were just under $2000 10 years ago, I got a '54 first which I sold to buy a '52 that had a darker sunburst and a mellower sound.

Alas, I stopped playing guitar and took the bass so I sold them all.

As for acoustics I had a OM-28, a wonderful little guitar. Now my only acoustic is a nylon guitar German made in Markneukirchen ( the C.F. Martin's birthplace ). made in 1965 following the same tradition as the martin guitars, is very similar to that OM-28 but hand made and with nylon strings, Brazilian rosewood, very thin spruce top, the blackest ebony fretboard I have seen. the sound is wonderful.
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