🔴 Blue dollar today: how much is it trading for this Monday, August 22

The Dolar blue traded at $288 for the purchase and $292 for sale in the city of Buenos Aires. In the previous week, he had oscillated in ups and downs that left him at the same level in which he had started.

Thus, the gap with the wholesale dollar stood at 113.70%.

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The dollar blue it’s over $60 above the solidarity dollar or savings (official plus taxes that make it 65% more expensive) that closed at $236.78; in the National Bank (BNA).

Meanwhile, the tourist dollar, to which the AFIP raised the perception of Earnings, which makes it more expensive 75% -the PAIS tax is added-, it is negotiated at $251.12.

Meanwhile, the official dollar (without taxes) was quoted at $135.50 for the purchase already $143.50 for sale on the screens of the Bank of the Argentine Nation (BNA). Last week it added $1.25.

Dollar today: how much are the official, the blue, the wholesaler, the MEP, the CCL and the Crypto

The prices of the different alternatives to access dollars in Argentina are the following:

  • Dollar blue: $292;
  • Dollar official: $143.50;
  • Dollar solidarity: $236.78;
  • Dollar tourist or card: $251.12;
  • Dollar wholesale: $136.64;
  • Dollar MEP: $288.96;
  • Dollar LCC: $299.18;
  • Dollar Crypto: $294.50.

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The price of the blue dollar in the last 30 days

The dollar blue started August without defined daily trend. Before the assumption of Sergio Massa in the Ministry of Economy, he deepened the declines evidenced in the last stretch of July, then rose, and after the first message from the new minister backed down.

On Friday, August 5, it returned to the upside. But from end to end of the first week she accumulated a low of $3. In the second week of August, meanwhile, the variation from end to end was an increase of $2. In the third week, meanwhile, it was $295.

At the end of July, the dollar blue dropped $18 on Friday, July 29, trading at $296 and closing the seventh month below $300 which it had reached in mid-July. On Friday the 22nd it reached $350.

On Tuesday, July 19, the Dolar blue went back up strong and exceeded $300 for the first time, a “psychological barrier” because it broke another step against the weight. This is how it worked in historical highs nominal after touching $350 on Friday

The previous record was on Friday, July 15, when it closed at $293, in the midst of the strong volatility that has been recorded since the resignation of Martín Guzmán and his replacement by Silvina Batakis, who spent 25 days in office.

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The price of the blue dollar in the last 12 months

During June, the blue showed ups and downs in the first section and it was from a low of $205 to a peak of $239.

The upward pressure began on Tuesday June 14 when the blue had reached $224 and at that time reached an all-time high in nominal terms, then fell back, on Friday the 24th it set a new record: $226 and on Monday the 27th it set its previous all-time high. Hill the sixth month of 2022 at $238 for sale, a low that reversed at the beginning of July.

Before, in May 2022, the price of the blue dollar added $6.50 and hit a peak of $208 – the same level at which it had closed 2021 -. It then pulled back and ended the month at $207.

from tip to tip April, the blue dollar rose just 50 cents (0.25%). However, it marked lows of $195 and highs of $212.50 in a month characterized by exchange rate volatility.

In March, the price had dropped $11, after earning $2 in February and $5 in January 2022.

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Previous highs had been seen in late January 2022, when the parallel note briefly traded above $223. After the announcement of the understanding with the IMF, the price had begun to decompress, a trend that was reversed towards May.

The last six months of 2021Meanwhile, they were dominated by the exchange rate volatility in the midst of the primary and legislative elections in November.

In July 2021, it had broken through a ceiling of $170, while in August, the price of the blue remained relatively calm and moved between $178 and $183. In the days before the legislative PASO elections on September 12, the price climbed again and reached $186.50. It remained around that value until the first weeks of October.

Towards the end of October 2021the blue dollar once again touched its maximum nominal value, of $195, and days before the November elections it marked $207. During the first weeks of December, the price spiked to $195.50. However, it regained momentum at the end of the year and closed at $208.

What is the blue dollar and why is it at record levels

The Dolar blue is the one that circulates in the informal market, illegal, It usually has a higher value than the official one.

this dollar it is not bought in banks or official exchange houses. It is taken as a thermometer of the local economy.

Marks the nervousness or calm of the market financial and of savers who seek to safeguard at least part of their income by exchanging pesos for foreign currency.

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