The Lima Stock Exchange (BVL) closed Monday’s session with gains, amid less aversion to risk assets, at a time when markets look for clues about future movements in interest rates in the United States.
At the end of the operations, the S&P/BVL Peru General Index, the most representative of the Lima stock market, rose by 2.53% to 20,735.49 points.
Similarly, the S&P/BVL Peru Selective Index, which is made up of the most traded shares in the local market, rose by 1.72% and was placed at 543.35 units.
During the session, shares of 63 companies were quoted, of which 37 rose, 10 fell and 16 did not register a variation.
All the sectors presented gains: financial (3.90%), mining (3.63%), industrial (1.63%), construction (0.95%), consumption (0.40%), services (0 .37%) and electric (0.36%).
Among the local stocks that rose the most were Compañía de Minas Buenaventura (5.43%), Corporación Aceros Arequipa (4.11%) and Ferreycorp (3.18%).
In contrast, those that fell are BCP (-1.67%) and Cementos Pacasmayo (-0.48%).
US stocks rose in trading on Tuesday as Wall Street digested and awaited corporate earnings from some of the market’s biggest players.
César Romero, Head of Research at Renta4 SAB, comments that the S&P 500 rose 1.6%, closing the third consecutive day in which the index rose by at least 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.07%. The Nasdaq Composite Index extended gains to 2%, a session high. The jumps in the indexes were due to the positive results in the companies’ reports since Monday.
At regional level
Most Latin American currencies and stock markets closed higher Tuesday on lower risk aversion, as markets seek clues about future moves in US interest rates.
According to the Reuters Agency, Wall Street continued to advance on Tuesday, as a series of weak data fueled hopes that the Federal Reserve will slow its aggressive pace of interest rate hikes, while European stocks hit one-month highs for gains. business better than expected.
The dollar index, which compares the greenback to a basket of six major currencies, gave up slight gains in the session and fell, giving commodities a boost. In its last quote it lost 0.8%.
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