Australia's ties to China and the 'hard' commodities it produces have fostered a historical relationship between the local currency and precious metals. The value of the Canadian Dollar is strongly correlated with the price of crude oil as the country remains a dominant exporter of the commodity. Both currencies are therefore sensitive to broader commodity price trends.
Will the Australian Dollar sustain its aggressive selloff across the board? AUD/USD is facing 2009 lows. AUD/CAD looks to lows from 2013 and 2015 as the EUR/AUD uptrend faces resistance.
by David Cottle