On a volatile day in the financial market, the dollar closed with a small drop, but remained above R $ 5.30. The stock exchange, which had registered a strong increase yesterday (12), fell again today in a day of expectations adjustment.

The commercial dollar closed this Wednesday (13th) sold at R $ 5.31, with a decrease of R $ 0.012 (-0.23%). The currency alternated between high and low in the session, but closed down. At the minimum of the day, around 11:10 am, it was sold at R $ 5.27. At the high of the session, around 11:45 am, the price touched R $ 5.35.

Just like yesterday, the inflow of external flows contributed to keep the dollar down. After starting the year with a strong increase, the dollar on Tuesday had the biggest daily decline in two and a half years. The currency fell 3.32% yesterday, registering the biggest drop since June 2018, shortly after the end of the truckers strike.

In the stock market, B3's Ibovespa index returned part of yesterday's gains and fell 1.44%, closing at 122,214 points. Investors preferred to make profits by selling papers to pocket recent gains on the eve of the expiration of option contracts (type of investment in the futures market).

Across the globe, the financial market is benefiting from expectations about a new stimulus package for the United States economy. The approval of new dollar injections into the global economy reduces pressures on the currency, benefiting emerging countries, such as Brazil.

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