The price of the dollar closed higher in the exchange session this Thursday, August 18, and reached S/ 3.8440. Thus, the american currency advanced 0.10% compared to the closing of the day before when it scored S / 3.8400, according to the report of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP). So far in 2022, the US currency accumulates a decline of 3.68%.
At 1:40 pm in the parallel market, the greenback was trading at S/ 3.84 for purchase and S/ 3.88 for sale. Meanwhile, in the banking market it was located at S/ 3,761 the purchase and S/ 3,941 the sale at the BCP windows.
According to Asvim Asencios, Foreign Exchange trader for Renta4 SAB, US$147 million were traded in the market at an average price of S/ 3.8428. Today’s session was pressured by expiry of Foreign Exchange Swap Sales for S/ 600 million, during the morning there was a great offer from corporations and demand from non-residents. The BCRP intervened by placing S/200 million currency swaps for 9 months at a rate of 3.73%.
Currencies in Latin America continue to depreciate against a stronger dollar, DXY hit 3-week highs after FED minutes, market sentiment and US economic data show solid economic momentum.
The dollar index (DXY) was trading at 107.51 at the close of the market, while gold gained 0.3%, after being in loss for 3 consecutive days.