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Blue dollar today: how much is it trading for this Friday, January 28

In this way, the gap with the wholesale exchange rate, regulated by the Central Bank, climbs to 112.4%, maximum since November 13, 2020.

In a context of lower demand for money, and with market doubts about Argentina’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The search for foreign exchange coverage in alternative markets to the official one accelerates.

The country must pay the IMF this Friday a maturity of some 730 million dollars and on February 1 another 365 million, before a hefty maturity of another $2.9 billion in March.

The parallel dollar comes from accumulating its highest weekly rise in seven months: $9,50. Thus, the price exhibits a rise of $16.50 from its monthly low ($206), noted on Monday, January 3.

The lack of progress in an agreement with the International Monetary Fund, high inflation, high fiscal deficit, with significant monetary issue, plus the weak position of the Central Bank’s reserves, are some of the factors that explain the rise of the dollar, not only in the parallel market, but also in the stock market.

Let’s remember that In December, the parallel dollar advanced 3.2% ($6.50), against monthly inflation of 3.8%, according to INDEC. Likewise, in the accumulated of 2021 it had an increase of 25.3% ($42), half compared to the inflation of the period (50.9%). However, it is worth remembering that in 2020 it had shown a sharp jump of 111%.

For 2022, specialists warn that the evolution of the price will depend on several factors, and highlight the negotiation with the IMF and the strategy in managing the official exchange rate as two of the most important issues to monitor.

What is the blue dollar?

The value of the blue dollar has a substantial difference with the official dollar, which is acquired in banks and has an established price. Its sale is in the informal market, without regulations or limits, and for this reason it is generally operated at a value greater than the official dollar.

Why is it called the blue dollar?

The origin of the blue dollar as a denomination for the operation of the banknote in the informal market is not clear. But there are theories.

An explanation of its name indicates that it is so called because in English, “blue”, in addition to naming the color blue, refers to something “dark”.

Another theory relates it to purchase operations through bonds or shares of companies known as “blue chips”. They also link it to the approximate color that appears when a fibron is applied to detect counterfeit bills.

Blue dollar price in the month

So far in January, the blue dollar shows a rise of $14.50, after closing 2021 at $208.

Price of the savings or tourist dollar

The savings or solidarity dollar increased 58 cents to $182.33, –without taxes-, according to the average in the main banks of the financial system. In turn, the retail value of the currency in the National Bank -without taxation- it rose 25 cents to $109.75.

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