The latest poll shows Scottish voters a in line to exit the United Kingdom and become their own sovereign state.
Latest figures give the ‘Yes’ side a 52/48% advantage, while others aren’t so close with a 10% don’t know margin.
The significance of this latest poll however, means that Sterling sank more than 1% to its biggest decline in some 13 months, trading at $1.6145 again’st the US Dollar.
A lot of companies with major interests in Scotland also saw their share prices fall on Monday.
Weir Group saw its shares drop by 1.47%, SSE fell 2.25% and defence contractors Babcock and BAE Systems slid 2.35% and 1.12%, respectively.
The Royal Bank of Scotland dropped 1.297%, Lloyds Banking Group was down 2.432% and Standard Life fell 2.425%.
The FTSE 100 closed down 2.033 points – 0.3%.
If Scotland do vote ‘Yes’ and leave the U.K. then the Sterling will play havoc on the market for quite some time.
We’ll know on Septmber 18th.