At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.29% to hit a new all time high.
The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Lojas Americanas SA (SA:LAME4), which rose 4.02% or 0.65 points to trade at 16.80 at the close. Meanwhile, RUMO Logistica Operadora Multimodal SA (SA:RAIL3) added 3.67% or 0.49 points to end at 13.85 and EcoRodovias SA (SA:ECOR3) was up 3.22% or 0.33 points to 10.58 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Magazine Luiza SA (SA:MGLU3), which fell 4.16% or 3.45 points to trade at 79.54 at the close. Fibria Celulose SA (SA:FIBR3) declined 3.23% or 2.04 points to end at 61.05 and Companhia Brasileira deDistribuicao (SA:PCAR4) was down 2.47% or 1.67 points to 65.88.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange by 259 to 185 and 31 ended unchanged.
The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.90% to 29.81.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.45% or 6.00 to $1325.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.08% or 0.67 to hit $61.12 a barrel, while the May US coffee C contract fell 0.86% or 1.03 to trade at $118.92 .
USD/BRL was up 0.50% to 3.2721, while EUR/BRL rose 0.09% to 4.0203.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 90.00.