Friday was marked by an aversion to risk earlier on in the day. The less good news regarding a possible antiviral solution for coronavirus, ended up being reflected in the sentiment. However, this same sentiment was inverted and it was possible to observe a greater appetite for risk, which translated into an appreciation of the main North American exchanges.
American stock markets appreciated, and in particular, the Dow Jones index grew by 1.1% while the S&P500 index appreciated by 1.39% and the Nasdaq index rose by 1.65%. The European benchmark index - Stoxx 600 - fell by 1.1%.
In the debt market, there was a decrease in the yield heat, reflecting the risk aversion of the beginning of the day. In the foreign exchange market, it was possible to observe a Dollar with two different behaviours, where it rose at the beginning of the day and ended up falling soon afterwards.
Crude oil spent most of the day recovering from the strong loss earlier in the week.
The "yellow metal" had an oscillating day where a greater loss of value turned out to be predominant.
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