Dollar falls at R$ 5.61, but closes September with a 2.52% rise

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On a day of relief in the financial market, the dollar fell and the stock market rose. The commercial dollar closed this Wednesday (30) at R$ 5.619, down R$ 0.025 (-0.44%). The B3 Ibovespa index closed the day at 94,603 points, up 1.09%.

Despite the tranquility of the session, the dollar closed September up 2.52%, after rising 5.02% in August. The currency was the highest in September since 2015, when the US currency had risen 9.33%. In 2020, it has accumulated a valuation of 40.02%.

Even with today’s rise, the Ibovespa fell 4.8% in September. This was the worst monthly performance of the stock market since March.

The dollar started the day up. At the high of the day, around 9:15 a.m., it reached R$ 5.66. The price began to fall in the afternoon, after the statement by the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, that the financing of the Citizen Income, future social program of the government, will not be done through the postponement of precatórios (debts recognized by the government after a final decision of the Justice).

The Ibovespa operated on a high throughout the day. Besides Guedes‘ statement, the market was influenced by the result of the Cadastro Geral de Empregados e Desempregados (Caged), which registered the creation of 249,300 jobs with portfolio signed in August, the best performance for the month in nine years.