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Dollar today live: how much does it open this Friday, January 13 and what is the price minute by minute

For fear of excess pesos, the BCRA will not lower the rate of fixed terms until March

The objective is to stimulate the commitment of savers and investors to high yields in pesos and to avoid an abrupt dollarization of the balance left by the mega issue in December. The ghost flies over an overheating of inflation in the coming months

Pedestrians walk past the central bank in the financial district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 12, 2022. File photo.  REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Pedestrians walk past the central bank in the financial district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 12, 2022. File photo. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

The Central Bank ratified yesterday, as expected, that it will not lower the monetary policy rate, which has an impact on the performance of fixed terms, despite the fact that INDEC reported inflation of 5.1%, which puts it at a distance, for second month in a row, of the mid-year records that induced, precisely, the jump in interest rates.

The MEP dollar generated a strong headache for the Central and shot up 4.5%

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The BCRA maintained the rates Reuters
The BCRA maintained the rates Reuters

The Central Bank was prepared to intervene, but the amount of private business was overwhelming and the monetary entity realized that it had to let the alternative dollars run because otherwise there would be more pressure on the “blue”.

The free dollar was 361 pesos

The free dollar It ended this Thursday at $361 for sale, with a daily profit of two pesos. The informal bill was traded at $362 at the mid-session, a new nominal record. Meanwhile, the currency gap with the dollar wholesalerwhich was up 22 cents to $180.87, hit 99.5 percent.

They also uploaded the MEP dollar and the counted with liquidationwhich closed at $335 and $340 respectively.

Given the inflation number, the Central leaves the reference rate at 75%. The entity failed to add reserves for the first time in the week and ended with a neutral balance.

The exchange gap reached 99.5 percent (Roberto Almeida)
The exchange gap reached 99.5 percent (Roberto Almeida)

The BCRA ended today with a neutral balance in the market, but accumulates purchases for USD 80 million this month

The amount traded in the MULC was less than USD 200 million. The BCRA ended its intervention with a neutral balance and maintains net purchases in 2023

At the beginning of the year it is difficult for the BCRA to buy dollars in the MULC.
At the beginning of the year it is difficult for the BCRA to buy dollars in the MULC.

As is frequent in the month of January, where exports in the foreign exchange market are reduced due to seasonal reasons, the amount traded in the spot segment was around USD 187.5 million, less than half of the USD 500 million traded daily in the last week of December.

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