The USD/CHF pair struggles to extend its recovery mode beyond 0.9750 region and consolidates in a 20-pips range over the last hours. USD/CHF defends gains amid risk-aversion Currently, the USD/CHF pair trades 0.21% higher at 0.9746, bouncing-off session lows struck at 0.9724. The US dollar manages to regain lost footing versus its Swiss rival in the early European trades as the underlying risk-off market tone keep the safe-haven CHF underpinned and therefore, caps the upside in USD/CHF. Moreover, the US dollar remains continues to waver against its major competitors, which also keeps a lid on the prices. Looking ahead, the major will get influenced by the sentiment on the European stocks while the upcoming US data will also have some bearing on the major. USD/CHF Technical Levels To the upside, the next resistance is located 0.9800/11 (round number/ 200-DMA) and above which it could extend gains to 0.9880/87 (10-DMA/ Feb 9 High). To the downside, immediate support might be located at 0.9700 (round number) and below that 0.9667/50 (daily S1/ psychological levels). For more information, read our latest forex news.