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Naira Starts April on a High: Appreciates to N1,278.58 Against Dollar

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The Nigerian Naira has kicked off April on a bullish note as the local currency appreciated to N1,278.58 per dollar from N1,309.39 recorded just last week Thursday.

This represents a gain of N30.81 at the close of trading activity.

Data from FMDQ Securities reveals that this is the first time since January 26 of this year that the exchange rate for the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market will close below the N1,300 price level.

Such a milestone underscores the Naira’s newfound vigor in the face of recent economic challenges.

Just a few weeks ago, the Naira faced pressures, depreciating to as low as N1,615 against the dollar on March 13, 2024.

However, since the implementation of a series of forex policies by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Naira has gained over 21% against the dollar.

The liquidity surge in the forex market can be attributed to a range of policies orchestrated by the CBN.

These reforms, including the unification of exchange rate windows, liberalization of the FX market, and clearance of FX backlog obligations, have collectively fostered a more vibrant forex market.

Forex turnover, a critical metric reflecting the total value of all foreign exchange transactions, has surged, indicating heightened market activity and participant engagement.

In the last two weeks alone, the CBN and other banking institutions injected $2.5 billion into the forex market, further bolstering liquidity.

Currency traders and analysts alike remain optimistic about the Naira’s outlook.

The appreciation is attributed to decreased demand for the greenback and the CBN’s strategic decision to supply foreign exchange directly to operators.

As the Naira continues to show resilience and gain ground, stakeholders anticipate a sustained positive trajectory in the coming weeks, underlining the effectiveness of the CBN’s policy measures in stabilizing the currency and driving economic growth.

Is the CEO/Founder of Investors King Limited. A proven foreign exchange research analyst and a published author on Yahoo Finance, Businessinsider, Nasdaq, Entrepreneur.com, Investorplace, and many more. He has over two decades of experience in global financial markets.

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Naira Hits Eight-Month High at 1,120/$ Amidst Central Bank Reforms

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The Nigerian Naira has surged to an eight-month high of 1,120 against the US dollar on the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

This significant appreciation comes on the heels of a series of foreign exchange (FX) reforms initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which have effectively unlocked dollar liquidity within the economy.

According to data compiled from online platforms and street traders, the current exchange rate reflects a gain of 62.95% for the Naira against the dollar compared to its level of 1,825 per dollar in February 2024.

Market sentiment suggests that the recent strengthening of the Naira can be attributed to a subdued demand for the US dollar, coupled with ample liquidity in the market, particularly during the holiday period.

Despite a decline in external reserves, Nigeria’s currency strengthened to 1,230.61 per dollar on the official FX market before the holidays.

The recent uptick in the Naira’s value follows the CBN’s decision to review the exchange rate for Bureau De Change (BDC) Operators to 1,101 per dollar from 1,251 per dollar.

Also, the CBN announced plans to sell $15.88 million to 1,588 eligible BDCs, further bolstering dollar liquidity in the market.

The CBN’s proactive approach to FX management, including the resolution of foreign exchange backlogs amounting to US$7 billion, has instilled confidence among investors and market participants.

Furthermore, the apex bank’s commitment to implementing reforms aimed at enhancing transparency and efficiency in the FX market has yielded positive results.

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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, April 9th, 2024

As of April 9th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,200 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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As of April 9th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,200 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,240 and sell it at N1,230 on Monday, April 9th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate improved when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,200
  • Selling Rate: N1,190

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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, April 8th, 2024

As of April 8th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,240 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

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As of April 8th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,240 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,250 and sell it at N1,240 on Friday, April 5th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate improved when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,240
  • Selling Rate: N1,230

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