The Ibovespa today (7) operates in a fall of 0.04%, at 117,516 points.

The volume of retail sales, from IBGE, showed stability in the passage from July to August, with a decrease of 0.1%. This is the third consecutive month with a negative rate. In the year, the sector has accumulated a high of 0.5%, and, in the last 12 months, a drop of 1.4%.

In the political field, the declarations of support for the second round and the release of electoral polls continue. Despite being widely questioned in the first round, they continue without much change in the scenario presented.

On the corporate side, the highlight was Petrobras (PETR3, PETR4), which ruled out changes in fuel prices, considering the recent oil price hikes “speculative movements” and insufficient for a readjustment.

The Ibovespa closed Thursday (6) up 0.31%, at 117,560 points. Throughout the day, the index varied between 117,143 and 118,382 points. The financial volume registered on the day was R$33.4 billion.

Markets abroad

The main indicator of the day is the official US payroll, which only excludes agricultural jobs.

It pointed to the creation of 263,000 jobs in the US in September. Projections were for 250,000-270,000. The unemployment rate fell from 3.7% to 3.5%.

The labor market data is closely followed by the Federal Reserve (Fed), the US central bank, and influences monetary policy decisions.

Recent statements by Fed members indicate that U.S. interest rates should reach a ceiling between 4.5% and 4.75% by 2023, meaning that there is still a path of sequential rate hikes ahead.

In Europe, Credit Suisse Group announced it is to begin a bond-buying program of about 3 billion Swiss francs ($3 billion) amid questions about its financial health.

The investment bank says its capital and liquidity level is strong and will bring more details about its restructuring plan to the release of its third quarter results on October 27.

At a GOP event, US President Joe Biden called the possibility of Russia’s Vladimir Putin carrying out his threats to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine “Armageddon.”

New York Markets
Dow Jones: -0.90%.
S&P: -1.27%.
Nasdaq: -1.88%
European Markets
DAX, Germany: -0.84%
FTSE, United Kingdom: -0.32%
CAC, France: -0.62%
FTSE MIB, Italy: -0.37%
Stoxx 600: -0.68%
Asian Markets
Nikkei, Japan: -0.71
Shanghai, China: closed for holiday
HSI, Hong Kong: -1.51
Kospi, Korea: -0.22%
ASX 200, Australia: -0.80%
Brent (December 2021): US$95.50 (+1.14%)
WTI (November 2021): US$ 89.42 (+1.12%)
Gold futures (December 2021): US$ 1,712.15 (-0.50%)
Iron ore
Dalian Stock Exchange: closed due to holiday