The dollar reacted in a fall abroad, after confirmation of new stimuli by the European Central Bank, and led to a downward opening against the real on Thursday. However, the US currency rose again against major and emerging currencies linked to commodities, after the United States data below expectations. For this reason, after yielding to the low of R $ 5.0266 (-1.25%), the currency on the spot market started to operate higher, with a high of R $ 5.1276 (+ 0.74%).
In the US, the country’s trade balance in April had a surplus of US $ 49.41 billion, slightly below the forecast of analysts, which was US $ 50 billion. Already claims for unemployment benefits fell 249 thousand in the week, to 1,877 million, compared to forecast 1.8 million.
Earlier, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced the increase of the emergency asset purchase program (PEPP) by 600 billion euros, to 1.35 trillion euros, and extended the period for these purchases until at least June 2021 Expectations now turn to the press conference of the president of the institution, and American indicators, such as requests for unemployment benefits in the week until May 30.
In Brazil, after the investor tested on Wednesday the psychological support of R $ 5.00, which was never bored, with a minimum of R $ 5.01, the expectation of new acts in favor of democracy and against the government this afternoon in some cities, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, weighs on sentiment today, dispelling recent relief from political tensions.
At 9:40 am, the spot dollar was up 0.75% to R $ 5.1321. The future dollar for July, on the other hand, gained 1.18%, at R $ 5.1320, after opening in fall and registering a minimum, at R $ 5.0315 (-0.79%).
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