It should be remembered that in the first fortnight of December the blue dollar had fallen to $ 195.50 (December 13), conditioned by a greater demand for pesos, something common at this time of year, before the payment of the Christmas bonus, plus the need of cash before the festive dates of Christmas and New Years.
In the accumulated of the whole month, the blue registers an increase of $ 4.50 (2.2%). In addition, In the accumulated of 2021, the parallel dollar shows an appreciation of $ 40 (24.1%), well behind the accumulated inflation of 2021, above 45%.
After hitting a low of $ 139 in early April 2021, the parallel dollar increased $ 9 (+ 6.4%) in the fourth month of the year, $ 7 (+ 4.7%) in May, $ 11 (+ 7%) in June, and $ 12.50 (+ 7.4%) in July. In August, meanwhile, it recorded its lowest rise since March, climbing just $ 1 (+ 0.6%), and then going up $ 4.50 in September (+ 2.5%), $ 11.50 (6.2%) in October and $ 4 (2%) in November.
Looking to 2022, specialists warn that its performance will depend on several factors, including negotiations with the IMF and the strategy regarding the management of the official exchange rate.
Walter Morales, president of Wise, told this medium that if the Government reaches a point in common with the institution led by Kristalina Georgieva, the blue dollar will peak next year between $ 245 and $ 255.
For his part, Juan José VasquezCohen’s Head of Strategy, alerted a quote closer to $ 300 if an agreement is not reached, taking into account that the expected annual inflation according to the REM is 52%.
Price of the savings or tourist dollar, today December 29
The savings dollar or solidarity dollar -which includes 30% of the PAÍS tax, and a 35% on account of the Income Tax- rose 33 cents to $ 178.43.