When compared with the Canadian Dollar, the Pound isn’t in as bad a position as it is when compared with the Euros for example.
Since the Brexit vote last June the lowest the GBP/CAD rate has dropped is around 1.5850, and at the moment the Pound to Canadian Dollar rate is trading around 5-6 cents higher than level.
The Pound has been fortunate not to fall back to those lower levels as this week the Pound to Euro rate has hit a new post-Brexit vote low, which is what the GBP/CAD rate would most likely have done if the Canadian Dollar wasn’t under some pressure of its own.
The price of oil has recently dropped with has negatively impacted the Loonies value due to oil being one of the nations biggest exports. At the same time demand for the commodity based currencies such as CAD, ZAR and AUD have been in less demand than usual due to the geopolitical concerns surrounding the US and North Korea tensions at the moment.
There isn’t any major economic data scheduled for releases later today out of the UK or Canada, so the pair are likely to be driven by sentiment.
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