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Currency Trading EUR/USD & USD/CHF

Hi Anna, I’m currently reading your Making Bread Web pages on currency trading, which seems to take a very down-to-earth approach. If only some of my colleagues would do likewise! Being a software engineer I’m always looking for consistency in notation. I’m a tad confused when your pages discuss currency pairs such as 1) EUR/USD and; 2) USD/CHF. Looking at the two pairs quoted above do they mean; 1) how many US$ a Euro can buy; 2) how many Sw. Francs a US$ can buy? I’d instinctively express the ratio “how many US$ a Euro will buy” as : US$ —— or USD/EUR Euro due to my mathematical training. Can you clarify? In the Forex market is their consistency of notation on these ratios? Regards Eric