Yesterday was a day of risk aversion for the markets. The crash that followed the oil futures market led to a substantial drop in the world's main equity indices.
Most American and European stock exchanges ended up falling by around 3% and there was also an increase in demand for American and German public debt.
As is normal in days of risk aversion, it was possible to see the US dollar appreciating while currencies such as the Australian dollar, the pound sterling and the euro ended up falling.
Crude oil, on the other hand, continued its "free fall", having even quoted at 2 dollars per barrel. At this time, we also see a sharp drop in the price of a barrel in the June futures contract.
The "yellow metal" fell during the day yesterday, having respected the rise in the value of the American dollar.
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