Market Overview

28 April 2020

The “Hysteria” of Leaving Home is Hitting the Markets

Yesterday was essentially marked by the announcement of new stimulus measures by the central bank of Japan as well as by the expectation of opening economies - this has brought greater confidence to investors.

American stock exchanges appreciated and, in particular, the Dow Jones index grew by 1.51% while the S&P500 index rose by 1.47% and the Nasdaq index appreciated by 1.11%. In relation to the Eurozone, its benchmark - Stoxx 600 - rose by 1.77%.

In the debt market, it was possible to observe a departure from these more secure assets, leading then to an appreciation of most European and American yields. In the foreign exchange market, the loss of value of the US Dollar should be highlighted.

Crude oil continued its downward trend, signaling a pessimistic outlook for energy demand even as more countries are moving towards easing the pandemic restrictions.

The "yellow metal" is without a well-defined trend at a time when this appetite for risk should lead to a fall in its value.

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