Friday was a day when the feeling was of appetite for risk. Several countries are gradually beginning to lift some containment measures, thus leading to greater confidence on the part of investors. The possible existence of a treatment for the virus also brought a positive expectation regarding the future.
Equity markets closed the day in the green, with the Stoxx 600 - the main European reference index - growing by 2.63%. On the other side of the Atlantic, it was possible to observe the Dow Jones index rising by 2.99% while the S & P500 index appreciated by 2.68% and the Nasdaq index grew by 1.38%.
In the debt market, yields ended up rising, with investors looking to invest in higher risk assets.
Crude oil continues its downward trend, since demand is non-existent and the cut in supply is still not felt in crude inventories.
Gold has been in decline after reaching a relative peak, and is therefore correcting much of its initial rise.
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