Norges Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged USDNOK Unfazed

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USDNOK continues the rebound from yearly lows boosted by the Fed minutes that released yesterday. Norges Bank released earlier today its monetary policy decision keeping the interest rates unchanged at 0% as was widely expected by markets. The central bank said that the economic activity is picking up the last months but remains below the pre-coronavirus levels. Unemployment shows signs of improvement but is still high.

Norges Bank, Governor Øystein Olsen said that the balance of risks suggests that the interest rate policy rate will most likely stay at current levels for some time ahead. 

Fed minutes released yesterday showed that the COVID-19 outbreak weighing on the economy and threatens the medium-term economic outlook. The rebound in employment in June and July had slowed down in August amid a new wave of coronavirus infections in many States. FOMC members support further accommodation policy while the assessment for the interest rates is that they will stay at current low levels until the end of 2020. The FOMC also raised concerns over the potential benefits of the yield curve control policy. 

USDNOK Reaction To Norges Bank Decision  

USDNOK is almost unchanged after the Norges Bank decision, to keep the interest rates stable, as economists widely expected it.

USDNOK Technical Analysis   

USDNOK trades 0.22% higher at 8.9318 as the bulls are taking a breath after the recent selling pressure. The technical outlook remains bearish despite the two days rebound, and the upside moves should be considered as a selling opportunity. 

Resistance for USDNOK stands at 8.9653 today’s high. A move above 8.9653 would face the next hurdle at 9.0513 the high from August 12. More selling pressure would be met at 9.1037 the top from August 5.

On the other hand, initial support is at 8.8822 the daily low. The next support for USDNOK stands at 8.8177. A break below might test 8.7930 the low from August 18. 

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