SWISS STRENGTH 55%
The world’s best-performing major currency over the past 30 years has been the Swiss franc, which has gained 55% against the US dollar, according to data compiled by Stanlib’s Kevin Lings. The loser over the same period has been the British pound, which lost 23% of its value against the US dollar, Lings found. (The rand, by comparison, lost 84% against the dollar over the past 30 years.) The US dollar remains the mosttraded currency in the world (the dollar was involved in almost 88% of all forex traded in 2016), and is also the reserve currency of the world, with 65% of central bank reserves globally held in US dollar, he found.