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Breaking News: Australian Dollar Collapses; What’s Going on?

Posted Thursday, January 24, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has raised mortgage rates by 12 to 16 basis points from January 31. The market wasn’t ready to brace the impact as the news came out all of a sudden. Speaking of the rate hike, NAB remarked that the rate rise is due to a sustained increase in funding costs.

The bank announced an owner-occupier with a $300,000 home loan on a 30-year term would return an additional $22 each month in principal and interest repayments, and this makes a $264 increase each year.

The AUD/USD pair collapsed dramatically more than 50 pips to trade around $0.7107. The pair is likely to gain next support around $0.7085.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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