RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On a day of financial market optimism, the U.S. currency closed at its lowest level in a month. The commercial dollar was sold on Monday, December 9th, at R$ 4.129, with a drop of R$ 0.017 (-0.4 percent). The U.S. currency is at its lowest level since November 7th (R$ 4.093).
This was the sixth session with a drop. The currency opened higher, reaching R$ 4.16 at the top of the day, around 11:30. In the early afternoon, however, the rate began to fall.