Dollar and interest rate futures drop with foreign focus and Brazil’s Central Bank president’s statement

Short-term interest rate futures tumbled by about 30 basis points (0.3 percentage points) in early trading on Tuesday, after a statement by Central Bank (BC) president Roberto Campos Neto, saying that the monetary authority will not change its plan to raise the SELIC rate in reaction to each high-frequency data released.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The market significantly reduced the likelihood of the Central Bank tightening the pace of a SELIC hike in the next Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM) meeting next week. Meanwhile, the dollar fell as investors assessed the below-expected U.S. consumer inflation data.

At 10:25 AM, the Interbank Deposit (DI) rate for January 2022 fell from 7.325% in the last adjustment to 7.03% and the DI for January 2023 sank from 9.16% to 8.95%. In the longer maturity segments, the rate of January 2025 contract fell from 10.18% to 10.05 . . .

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