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About the GBP/AUD (British pound sterling and Australian dollar)
The GBP/AUD pair is the abbreviated term used for the Great British Pound and Japanese yen. the Great British Pound and Australian dollar does not have nickname Before we get into the particulars, what exactly does GBP/AUD rate mean? The exchange rate tells you how many Australian dollars (the quote currency) are required to purchase one Pound (base currency). For example, if the pair is trading at 1.86, it means it takes 1.86 Australian dollars to buy 1 pound.
Breaking Down ‘GBP/AUD’
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom At different times, the pound sterling was commodity money or bank notes backed by silver or gold,but it is currently Fiat money, backed only by the use of as little as possible in the areas where it is taken. The pound sterling is the world's most old money used in a country still in use and which has been in unbroken stretch use since its start.
The Australian dollar is known as a commodity currency due to the role of Australia in global gold production and export. Aussie exhibits a long-term positive correlation with the value of gold.
The British Pound vs. the Australian Dollar. Due to its relatively larger interest rates and its relationship to global ownership markets, the Australian Dollar is often referred to as a risk currency. Mining, which is Australia’s largest economic sector, has been negatively affected by a slowdown in the global commodity supercycle and a decline in China’s growth.
Correlation is merely a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things.
Positive correlation – The positive relationship merely is when pairs move in tandem with each other.
In the forex world, the GBP/CAD, GBP/SGD, and GBP/NOK currency pairs are positively correlated
Negative correlation – In contrast, a negative relationship is when forex pairs move in the opposite direction, For example, EUR/GBP, AUD/NZD, and AUD/SGD
The euro is one of the most important alternatives to the U.S. dollar among fiat currencies (the EUR/USD currency exchange rate is one if the most often traded pairs in the world). This is why there is often a positive link between the euro and gold: both assets are negatively correlated with the greenback. However, the relationship is far from being a perfect correlation, as one can see in the chart below. This is because gold is not merely an alternative against the U.S. dollar, but also against the current monetary system based on fiat currencies. Therefore, in some cases the euro and the dollar both lose (or gain) ground against gold.
Economic Events: The movement in the Great British Pound and Australian dollar economic events determine the exchange rates. Top of the line economic events includes GDP, Employment Change, Industrial Production, and Consumer Price Index. Better than forecast data increases the demand for related currency and impacts the value of either the Great British Pound or the Australian dollar, causing fluctuations in the GBP/AUD exchange rate.
Major Economic Events
Gross Domestic Product – the gross domestic product is the central measure of economic growth in the region.
Employment Change – The Sterling is also sensitive to changes in employment, as slacks in the labor market causes a drop in Inflation rates.
Consumer Price Index – Since one of the goals of the BOP is to maintain price stability, they keep an eye on inflation indicators such as the CPI. If the annual CPI deviates from the central
Industrial Production – This measures a change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by manufacturers, mines, and utilities.
Political Events - Another critical factor is the political aspect. Instability, as seen in the Brexit referendum, can entirely change the direction of the currencies. So, stay up-to-date on the latest political and economic news.
What Determines the GBP/AUD Exchange Rate?
Several factors can impact the GBP/AUD rate valuation, including:
BOE & RBA Monetary Policies: The Bank of England and Reserve Bank of Australia control the supply of money in the market, to keep the economy on track. A dovish policy, which is also known as expansionary policy, from either of the central banks, weakens the related currency. In contrast, a hawkish monetary policy (contractionary policy) strengthens the currency
The GBP/AUD is traded in amounts denominated in the US Dollar.
Standard lot Size: 100,000
Mini lot size: 10,000
One pip in decimals 0.0001
Pip Value: $7.02