Ibovespa’S Unexpected Streak: A Resilient Climb Amid Market Turbulence

(MENAFN- The Rio Times) On a São Paulo holiday, the Ibovespa index saw an unexpected surge, marking its seventh consecutive gain, climbing 0.42% to reach 127,076.55 points, adding over 530 points.

This achievement is significant, as the index hadn't witnessed a similar streak in 13 months. Notably, the index has not closed above 127,000 points since May 21.

Concurrently, the commercial dollar fell by 1.13% to R$5.41, and future interest rates declined across the curve.

This upward trend occurred despite low market liquidity and a lack of significant economic indicators.

Investors focused on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's testimony in the Senate.

He signaled that the economy was cooling and inflation was improving, albeit still above the 2% target. His remarks hinted that further positive data could justify interest rate cuts.

On Thursday, the release of the June Consumer Price Index (CPI) will provide additional market direction.

New York indexes closed mixed, reflecting cautious sentiment. Powell avoided giving signals about future Fed policy actions, maintaining market uncertainty.

In Brazil, Vice President Geraldo Alckmin, standing in for President Lula, criticized the current Selic rate of 10.5% per year.

He highlighted the decline in Brazil's risk, inflation, and unemployment rate, emphasizing growth in employment, income, and GDP.

Alckmin also addressed the floating exchange rate, predicting further declines in the dollar due to market stress without providing fundamental reasons for previous highs.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo Pacheco, President of the National Congress, introduced a bill to facilitate state and federal district debt payments to the Union.

He described the bill as a starting point for further discussions with the Finance Ministry and state governors.
Market Highlights
Despite Ibovespa 's rise, Vale (VALE3) fell by 0.13% amid CEO succession discussions. BB (BBAS3) dropped 0.34%, while other banks like Itaú Unibanco (ITUB4) gained 0.70%.

Retailers showed strong performance, with Magazine Luiza (MGLU3) up 4.81% and Lojas Renner (LREN3) up 1.07%.

Petrobras (PETR4) ended slightly down 0.03%, reflecting international oil price trends. Embraer (EMBR3) surged 5.90% following Uruguay's aircraft purchase confirmation.

Equatorial (EQTL3) rose 2.17% after an asset sale, potentially avoiding a share offering to finance Sabesp (SBSP3).

Iguatemi (IGTI11) gained 1.24% after acquiring a stake in Shopping Rio Sul in Rio de Janeiro.

Ambipar (AMBP3) stood out, increasing 5.66%, driven by a short squeeze, with its stock price soaring over 120% in two weeks.

Tomorrow, market participants will return from the holiday break. Powell will speak again in Congress, but no new policy insights are expected.

The focus will shift to June's IPCA data, which could determine if Ibovespa's positive momentum continues.


The Rio Times

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