The price of the dollar closed higher on Tuesday, August 9, and reached S/ 3.9318. In this way, it rose 0.17% compared to Monday’s close when it stood at S / 3.9250, according to the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP).
At 1:50 pm the green ticket in the parallel market was trading at S/ 3,910 for purchase and S/ 3,940 for sale; while in the banking market it was bought at S/ 3,851 and sold at S/ 4,031 at the Banco de Credito del Peru windows.
According to Allisson Pérez, Currency Trader at Renta4 SAB, during the day, the demand came from local banks, while the supply came from the intervention of the BCRP with the renewal of Exchange Swaps for S/ 315 million over 3 months. US$ 263 million were traded in the market at an average rate of S/ 3.9317. In addition, there were expirations of Foreign Exchange Swaps for S/ 800 million.
LATAM currencies opened mixed with the dollar index trading (DXY) at 106.32.
At a global level, consumer expectations about inflation in the United States are falling, data that will be released this Wednesday, August 10. This expectation is due to the drop in gasoline and food prices. For this reason, this news relieves the Fed a little, since with the interest rate hikes that are projected to increase this year, it can help curb the recession, Pérez pointed out.