Persiste a volatilidade nos mercados
Volatility levels remained elevated as stock and fixed-income markets were mixed across the globe. U.S. stock markets advanced, but European stocks fell and, in fixed-income markets, U.S. 10-year sovereign yields declined and Euro Area sovereign spreads edged higher. In FX markets, the dollar slipped and the euro closed above $1.23.
In oil markets, the barrel of Brent was stable and closed at 62.7 dollars.
Yesterday, the economic calendar was light ahead of today's Q4 2017 GDP releases in the Euro Area (the first estimate in Germany, Italy, and Portugal and the second release of the Euro Area's Q4 2017 GDP) as well as U.S. January CPI inflation. This morning, the release of Japan's figures showed that GDP had expanded by 0.1% QoQ in Q4 2017.