Friday dampened the gains of the whole week. Fears surrounding the coronavirus returned to haunt the markets and the falls in the stock exchanges happened again.
In the American stock market, it was possible to observe a fall in the main exchanges with the Dow Jones falling by 4.06%, the S&P 500 devaluing by 3.37% and the Nasdaq decreasing by 3.79%. The European benchmark index - Stoxx 600 - fell by 3.3% on Friday.
In the debt market, the day was relatively mixed and the main yields ended up closing the day, thus reflecting a greater demand for this type of safer assets.
The Euro experienced mixed behavior throughout the day, with the Dollar also gaining value during the first half of the day and consequently depreciating in the second half.
With regard to the price of crude, the trend was downward with low demand and an expected increase in supply from Russia and Saudi Arabia still waiting to happen.
Gold has been consolidating at around $ 1600 an ounce and has not found a definite trend.
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