Saturday, December 4

Dollar today: how much it is trading at this Friday, November 5

“The trend is expected to reverse in the second half of the month,” say sources close to the monetary authority. In October, for the first time in the last decade, the BCRA ended up with a buyer balance of about US $ 200 million. In the accumulated of the year, purchases exceed US $ 6.2 billion

The saving dollar or solidarity dollar -which includes 30% of the COUNTRY tax, and 35% on Profit account- amounted three to $ 173.91.

Wholesale dollar

The wholesale exchange rate, regulated by the Central Bank, advanced five cents to $ 99.96. During this round, the currency traded for most of the day with a buying tone, with lows at $ 99.94 and highs at $ 99.97.

Dollar CCL

The dollar “with cash” (CCL) increased 0.3% to $ 180.66, with which the gap with the official rose to 80.7%, the maximum since December 2, 2020. While the “free” version, the price fell slightly below the $ 215.

Dollar MEP

For its part, the MEP dollar The regulated sector also climbed 0.3% to $ 180.56 (gap to 80.6%), while in the segment not intervened by public agencies it fell to the $ 200 area.

The dollar blue closed stable compared to the previous day, after reaching the unprecedented $ 200 on the intraday, according to a survey of Ambit in the Black Market of Foreign Currency, amid persistent demand as a hedge, less than two weeks before the national legislative elections.

The parallel dollar culminated this Thursday at $ 199, so the gap with the wholesale exchange rate, which is regulated by the Central Bank, fell slightly to 99.1%.

The blue dollar accumulated a rise of $ 2.50 last week, which was added to the soaring of $ 8.50, and the rise of $ 2 registered in the previous two weeks.

Likewise, throughout October it grew by $ 11.50 (+ 6.2%) due to high inflation, exchange controls, fiscal deficit and firm country risk, which fueled devaluation expectations and put pressure on the currency, which usually has jumps abrupt with just a few operations.

Anyway, so far in 2021 the parallel accumulates an appreciation of $ 33 (close to 20%), well below the accumulated inflation of 2021, close to 40%.

Let us remember that during September, informal dollar it rose $ 4.50 (+ 2.5%), after posting its lowest rise since March in August, climbing just $ 1 (+ 0.6%). After hitting a low of $ 139 in early April, the parallel dollar increased $ 9 in April (6.4%), $ 7 (4.7%) in May, $ 11 (7%) in June, and $ 12.50 (+ 7.4%) in July.