Jamaican$ made gains on Monday

On Monday the Jamaica’s central bank reported net inflows US$13 million with the buying and selling rates for the main currencies for the Jamaican dollar gaining but for the euro.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$46,846,024 of all currencies and sold US$33,710,044, compared to US$73,405,937 purchased and US$70,539,453 sold on Friday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$41,767,700 compared to US$70,170,675 on Friday. The buying rate for the US dollar fell 57 cents to close at $127.52. A total of US$31,452,380 was sold versus US$69,102,218 on Friday, with the selling rate falling by 11 cents to $128.44. The Canadian dollar buying rate fell 36 cents to $93.18, with dealers buying C$2,332,284 and selling C$1,056,715 at an average rate that slipped 41 cents to end at $95.89. The average rate for buying the British Pound declined 99 cents to $154.85 for the purchase of £2,235,899 while £939,607 was sold with a decline of 47 cents to end at $156.46.
At the end of trading on Monday, dealers sold €287,843, with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a rise of 3 cents to $135.18, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €596,051 of the European common currency at $133.20 after rising $3.78. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$36,122 being bought and selling of US$21,146.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Monday, include a fall in the lowest selling rate of the US dollar by $16.88 to $103.12. A fall of $3.10 in the highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar to end at $96.90 while the lowest selling rate declined by $2.30 to $90. The lowest selling rate for the British Pound dropped $3 to $150.50 while the highest buying rate for the Euro put on $6.70 to close at $140 and the lowest selling rate lost $3 to $126.80.

Jamaica’s FX Reserves jump in December

Jamaica’s Net International Reserves shot up by US$163 million in December to hit US$2.72 billion with gross reserves climbing to US$3.29 billion.
The increase for December is just US$15 million less that the net inflows of foreign exchange, the financial system generated in the month. The reserves represent 38.40 weeks of imports of goods and 22.27 weeks of goods and services. Data of daily trading of foreign exchange collated by IC Insider.com show that net inflows of all currencies, amounted to a surplus of US$178 million in December last year.
Jamaica started 2016 with net reserves of US$2.437 billion, strong demand between April and May saw the amount dipping to a low of US$2.265 billion in June, as the country’s central bank sold funds into the market to meet demand.

Jamaican$ ended mixed on Friday

On Friday the central bank reported net inflows US$2.9 million with the buying and selling rates for the main currencies for the Jamaican dollar being mixed.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$73,405,937 of all currencies and sold US$70,539,453, compared to US$36,967,257 purchased and US$39,708,349 sold on Thursday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$70,170,675 compared to US$30,748,354 on Thursday. The buying rate for the US dollar rose 60 cents to close at $128.09. A total of US$69,102,218 was sold versus US$35,784,226 on Thursday, with the selling rate remaining unchanged at $128.55. The Canadian dollar buying rate fell $1.59 to $93.54, with dealers buying C$1,672,927 and selling C$680,212 at an average rate that slipped 41 cents to end at $96.30. The average rate for buying the British Pound climbed just 5 cents to $155.84 for the purchase of £1,529,299 while £360,627 was sold with a decline of 30 cents to end at $156.93.
At the end of trading on Friday, dealers sold €456,848 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a rise of $2.02 to $135.15, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €123,157 of the European common currency at $129.42 after falling 14 cents. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$28,507 being bought and selling of US$7,109.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Friday, include a rise in the lowest selling rate of the US dollar by $16.68 to $120. A rise of $1.50 in the highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar to end at $100 while the lowest selling rate grew $1.30 to $92.30. The highest buying rate for the British Pound dropped $1.80 to $158 and the lowest selling rate rose $2.50 to $153.50, while the lowest selling rate for the Euro put on $3.55 to close at $129.80.

Jamaican$ loses ground on Thursday

On Thursday the central bank reported net outflows US$2.7 million and an across the board fall in the value for the Jamaican dollar except for a gain in the selling rate of the euro.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$36,967,257 of all currencies and sold US$39,708,349, compared to US$85,048,825 purchased and US$70,824,719 sold on Wednesday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$30,748,354 compared to US$76,958,108 on Wednesday. The buying rate for the US dollar rose 18 cents to close at $127.49. A total of US$35,784,226 was sold versus US$64,143,542 on Wednesday, with the selling rate rising 21 cents to $128.55. The Canadian dollar buying rate climbed $3.03 to $95.13, with dealers buying C$3,819,861 and selling C$2,730,497 at an average rate that rose $1.61 to end at $96.71. The average rate for buying the British Pound climbed $1.03 to $155.79 for the purchase of £2,574,231 while £1,415,888 was sold with a rise of 60 cents to end at $157.23.
At the end of trading on Thursday, dealers sold €108,162 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a decline of $1.11 to $133.13, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €190,099 of the European common currency at $129.56 after gaining $1.62. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$29,692 being bought and selling of US$25,989.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Thursday, include a rise of $1 in the highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar to end at $98.50. The highest buying rate for the British Pound dropped $2.39 to $159.80, the lowest selling rate fell $1.20 to $151, while the highest buying rate for the Euro added $1 to end at $133, the highest selling rate declined by $1.30 to end at $140.40 and the lowest selling rate put on $12.11 to close at $126.25.

Jamaican$ gains in value – Wednesday

Bank of Jamaica had no trading data for the first trading day of 2017, for foreign exchange trading on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the central bank reported net inflows of US$14 million and an across the board increased value for the Jamaican dollar.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$85,048,825 of all currencies and sold US$70,824,719, compared to US$49,393,835 purchased and US$48,140,699 sold on Friday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$76,958,108 compared to US$41,924,249 on Friday. The buying rate for the US dollar lost 17 cents to close at $127.31. A total of US$64,143,542 was sold versus US$42,123,238 on Friday, with the selling rate declining by 10 cents to $128.34. The Canadian dollar buying rate fell $2.31 to $92.10, with dealers buying C$4,445,438 and selling C$5,022,483 at an average rate that eased 78 cents to end at $95.10. The average rate for buying the British Pound dipped $2.27 to $154.76 for the purchase of £3,651,060 while £1,884,689 was sold with a fall of 79 cents to end at $156.63.
At the end of trading on Wednesday, dealers sold €581,518 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a decline of 67 cents to $134.24, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €344,728 of the European common currency at $127.94 after gaining $1.82. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$89,949 being bought and selling of US$25,989.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Wednesday, include a fall in the lowest selling rate of the US dollar by $16.88 to $103.12. A rise of $1.30 in the highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar to end at $97.50, while the highest selling rate rose $1.07 to $100.30. The highest buying rate for the British Pound gained $3.09 to $162.19, the highest selling rate climbed $1.08 to $166.32, while the highest buying rate for the Euro dived $1.50 to $132, the lowest buying rate declined by $1.49 to end at $107.07 and the lowest selling rate fell $7.86 to $114.14.

Jamaica’s US$178M FX surplus for December

In foreign exchange trading on Friday, net inflows continue to be positive but with just over with US$1 million, bringing the net inflows for December to $178 million with the Jamaican dollar losing value against all the major currency it normal trades against.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$49,393,835 of all currencies and sold US$48,140,699, compared to US$53,928,226 purchased and US$39,262,075 sold on Thursday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$41,924,249 compared to US$48,357,262 on Thursday. The buying rate for the US dollar lost 12 cents to close at $127.48. A total of US$42,123,238 was sold versus US$35,027,831 on Thursday, with the selling rate inching up 8 cents to $128.44. The Canadian dollar buying rate rose 94 cents to $94.41, with dealers buying C$4,856,783 and selling C$6,251,539 at an average rate that gained 63 cents to end at $95.88. The average rate for buying the British Pound jumped $3.19 to $157.03 for the purchase of £2,971,174 while £892,056 was sold with a rise of 80 cents to end at $157.42.
At the end of trading on Friday, dealers sold €218,636 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a rise of 9 cents to $134.91, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €165,108 of the European common currency at $129.76 after gaining $1.26. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$44,823 being bought and selling of US$27,851.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Friday, include the highest buying rate for the British Pound declining $2.58 to $159.10, the lowest buying rate jumping $33.99 to $126.99 and the lowest selling rate rising $1 to $152, while the lowest selling rate for the Euro dived $6.50 to $122.

Jamaica’s FX surplus rises to $177M

In foreign exchange trading on Thursday, net inflows continue to be positive with US$15 million, bringing the net inflows for December to $177 million with the Jamaican dollar gaining in value against the euro, was steady versus the Canadian dollar but slipping slightly against the others.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$53,928,226 of all currencies and sold US$39,262,075, compared to US$65,090,524 purchased and US$47,042,348 sold on Wednesday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$48,357,262 compared to US$55,315,886 on Wednesday. The buying rate for the US dollar rose 29 cents to close at $127.60. A total of US$35,027,831 was sold versus US$38,694,334 on Wednesday, with the selling rate inching up 2 cents to $128.36. The Canadian dollar buying rate fell 53 cents to $93.47, with dealers buying C$3,517,657 and selling C$3,639,157 at an average rate that remained unchanged at $95.25. The average rate for buying the British Pound dropped 92 cents to $153.84 for the purchase of £2,305,644 while £976,838 was sold with a rise of 6 cents to end at $156.62.
At the end of trading on Thursday, dealers sold €300,672 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a fall of $1.63 to $134.82, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €188,001 of the European common currency at $128.50 after declining $2.42. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$129,105 being bought and selling of US$128,832.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Thursday, include a recovery of $16.67 in the lowest selling rate of the US dollar to $120. The highest buying rate for the British Pound jumped $2.94 to $161.68, the lowest buying rate dropped $33.99 to $93 and lowest selling rate fell $1 to $151, while the lowest selling rate for the Euro jumped $20.44 to $128.50.

December’s FX surplus builds to $162M

In foreign exchange trading on Wednesday after the market closed for the long holiday period, net inflow was again positive with US$18 million, bringing the net inflows for December to $162 million with the Jamaican dollar gaining in value against the Canadian dollar and the pound, slipping slightly versus the US and down against the euro.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$65,090,524 of all currencies and sold US $47,042,348, compared to US$46,079,393 purchased and US$34,359,179 sold on Friday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$55,315,886 compared to US$39,993,301 on Friday. The buying rate for the US dollar fell 27 cents to close at $127.31. A total of US$38,694,334 was sold versus US$29,111,300 on Friday, with the selling rate inching up 1 cent to $128.34. The Canadian dollar buying rate fell 49 cents to $94, with dealers buying C$9,075,794 and selling C$8,755,639 at an average rate that fell 11 cents to finish at $95.25. The average rate for buying the British Pound dropped 33 cents to $154.76 for the purchase of £1,903,806 while £934,004 was sold with a fall of $1.06 to end at $156.56.
At the end of trading on Wednesday, dealers sold €547,303 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a rise of $2.80 to $136.45, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €612,472 of the European common currency at $130.92 after adding $1.71 cents. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$129,105 being bought and selling of US$128,832.
Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Wednesday, include a fall of $16.67 in the lowest selling rate of the US dollar to $103.33. The highest selling rate for the Canadian dollar fell $1.08 to end at $98.82. The highest buying rate for the British Pound lost $1.23 to $158.74, the lowest buying rate fell $1.25 to $126.99, the highest selling rate climbed $3.34 to $165.24, the highest buying rate for the Euro dropped $2.47 to $123.80 and the lowest selling rate dived $19.94 to $108.06.

FX surplus continues to build

1000front In foreign exchange trading on Friday, net inflow was again positive, with US$11.7 million, bringing the net inflows for December to $144.3 million with the Jamaican dollar mostly gaining in value.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$46,079,393 of all currencies and sold US$34,359,179, compared to US$39,589,559 purchased and US$32,426,860 sold on Thursday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$39,993,301 compared to US$35,025,983 on Thursday. The buying rate for the US dollar fell 4 cents to close at $127.58. A total of US$29,111,300 was sold versus US$27,928,981 on Thursday, with the selling rate remaining unchanged at $128.33. FX sum 23-12-16The Canadian dollar buying rate gained 13 cents to $94.49, with dealers buying C$5,734,004 and selling C$5,539,238 at an average rate that fell $1.04 to finish at $95.36. The average rate for buying the British Pound dropped $2.26 to $155.09 for the purchase of £1,397,743 while £513,571 was sold with a fall of $1.10 to end at $157.62.
At the end of trading on Friday, dealers sold €441,154 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a fall of $2.89 to $133.65, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €119,654 of the European common currency at $129.27 after rising 77 cents. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$19,134 being bought and selling of US$41,550.
FX h&l 23-12-16Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Friday, include a rise of $16.67 in the lowest selling rate of the US dollar to at end $120. The highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar fell $1.45 to end at $95.63. The highest buying rate for the British Pound lost $2.70 to $159.97, the highest selling rate fell $5.28 to $161.90, the lowest selling rate fell $1.80 to $152 and the lowest selling rate for the Euro dropped $1.50 to $128.

FX surplus continues to build

USDollarClock In foreign exchange trading on Thursday, net inflow was again positive with US$7 million, continuing the net inflows for December. Market activity led to the selling rates of the US and Canadian dollars and the pound falling.
At the close of the market, dealers bought the equivalent of US$39,589,559 of all currencies and sold US$32,426,860, compared to US$53,620,805 purchased and US$34,296,736 sold on Wednesday.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$35,025,983 compared to US$44,977,358 on Wednesday. The buying rate for the US dollar fell 15 cents to close at $127.62. A total of US$27,928,981 was sold versus US$27,142,705 on Wednesday, with the selling rate declining 17 cents to end at $128.33.FX sum 22-12-16 The Canadian dollar buying rate fell $1.27 to $94.36, with dealers buying C$3,065,234 and selling C$3,625,253 at an average rate that eased 29 cents to finish at $96.40. The average rate for buying the British Pound rose 30 cents to $157.35 for the purchase of £1,727,460 while £1,063,217 was sold with a fall of 38 cents to end at $158.72.
At the end of trading on Thursday, dealers sold €420,085 with the selling rate for the Euro, closing with a rise of 76 cents to $136.54, according to data from Bank of Jamaica. Dealers purchased €140,293 of the European common currency at $128.44 after falling 65 cents. The US dollar equivalent of other currencies traded, amounts to US$26,347 being bought and selling of US$12,647.
FX h&l  22-12-16Highs & Lows| Notable changes to the highest and lowest rates for the regularly traded foreign currencies on Thursday, include a fall of $1 in the highest buying rate of the US dollar to $128.90. The lowest selling rate for the Canadian dollar fell $1.60 to end at $91.40. The highest selling rate for the British Pound gained $2.17 to $162.67, the lowest selling rate fell $1.20 to $153.80 and the highest buying rate for the Euro jumped $1.14 to $137.14.