The dollar rose slightly during the week, but closed yesterday stable. For their part, financial prices continued to rise and reach record levels.
The blue closed the week with a value of $379 for the purchase and $383 for the sale. These amounts place the currency three pesos from its historical maximum, which occurred on January 30, when it reached 386 pesos.
During the year, the freely quoted currency increased its value by 37 pesos, after closing 2022 with a value of $346. In turn, the accumulated total was an increase of 10 pesos compared to Friday of the previous week. The rise was gradual, and the blue dollar started growing $4 on Monday, $2 on Wednesday and another $4 on Thursday. The rest of the days, including yesterday, the price remained unchanged.
Meanwhile, the official dollar, for its part, closed the week at $210.53, with an increase of 32 cents, which represented a weekly rise of 1.23 percent.
The Central Bank (BCRA) ended the round yesterday with sales for 139 million dollars, which included purchases from provincial governments, and in the month the negative net balance reached US$ 974 million. In the week, the cumulative total of sales amounted to 554 million dollars.
On the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, financial prices skyrocketed, and the dollar with settlement (CCL) closed at 402 pesos, after reaching a record of 408 pesos and falling back at the end of the round. The importance of the value resides in the fact that the cash with liquidation is the one that companies take into account and the reference value for the blue dollar.
For its part, the MEP advanced to 391.42 pesos, after reaching a nominal record of $391.97. Thus, the gap with the official was 92.5%.
The Qatar dollar was quoted up to $420.80, and the tourist or card, which is the value for consumption with cards abroad of up to $300 per month, was offered at a value of $368.
The savings or solidarity dollar, with the tax burden, operated at $347, and the wholesaler, which is directly regulated by the Central Bank, closed at $203. During the week it rose a total of $2.61 at the selling point.
In the midst of the global financial crisis and after the Central Bank raised interest rates, the gap with the wholesale exchange rate reached 97.8% and, therefore, its highest level since the end of last January.
Regarding the Argentine situation on the stock market, the country’s bonds and shares fell again this week sharply on Wall Street, especially financially due to the impact of the crisis in the United States and the situation of Banco Credit Suisse, in whose aid it would be necessary for the Central Bank of Switzerland to come out.
In this sense, Argentine papers listed in New York fell by up to 10% in the case of Despegar, and the falls also affected the titles of companies such as Edenor (6.5%), Banco BBVA (5.4%) , Banco Macro (5.3%) and Grupo Financiero Galicia (5%).
The S&P Merval stock indicator of Bolsa y Mercados Argentinos (BYMA) operated at 218,233 units, which represented a total drop of 2.3% compared to the previous session. Lastly, global bonds with a short maturity curve also operated downward, led by Global 2029, which fell by 3.51%. The Global 2030, meanwhile, fell 2.12% and the country risk advanced 40 units, for which it stood at 2,364 points.
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