Until Monday, the reserves accumulate a decrease of US$310 million so far in January, mainly due to debt payments with private bondholders.
The savings dollar or solidarity dollar -which includes 30% of the COUNTRY tax, and 35% on account of the Income Tax- advanced 30 cents to $180.91.
In the wholesale segment, the dollar rose seven cents to $104.17, under the constant regulation of the BCRA, in a somewhat more sustained demand, but always with prices with a fluctuation limited by official regulation.
After starting at levels of $104.18, eight cents higher than the previous end, authorized demand remained active in the first leg of the day, causing prices to slide gently to touch highs of $104.20 by mid-morning. The rise in the price and the insufficient supply triggered the reappearance of the Central Bank with sales in the sector where banks and companies operate. Official intervention made up for the lack of genuine income and limited the initial correction. The activity of the Central Bank added to a tepid recovery of the supply verified in the last half hour of operations diluted the rise in prices, pushing them down to record lows at $104.17 traded.
With this adjustment, the wholesale exchange rate accumulates a rise of 33 cents, somewhat above the 28-cent increase registered in the same period of the previous week.
The normalization of local activity after the parenthesis imposed by yesterday’s holiday in the United States showed a greater participation of the demand for foreign exchange that generated the only negative balance recorded to date by the exchange regulation, something that will be seen if it remains in what’s left of the month.
For his part, the MEP (via AL30) fell 0.2% (51 cents) to the $203,60, which brought the spread with the wholesaler to 95.4%.
The CCL, operated with the AL30 -the most liquid bond in the domestic market-, fell 0.6% (-$1.14) to the $205,94. However, the price evaluated with other assets (such as ADRs, Cedears or the GD30 bond) was between the $210 and the $212. Thus, the gaps were between 97% and 104%.
The blue dollar rebounded strongly and reached $211 this Tuesday, January 18, 2022, a new nominal record, according to a survey by Ámbito in the Black Market of Currencies.
The dollar The informal price advanced $2 to the unprecedented $211, therefore, the spread with the wholesale exchange rate, which is regulated by the Central Bank (BCRA), reached 102.6%, the highest since the end of 2021.
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 with respect to the inflation of the period (50.9%). However, it is worth remembering that in 2020 it had shown a sharp jump of 111%.
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