Currency Volatility Tracker

Q2 Global Currency Volatility Index

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The Liberian dollar recorded a volatility rate of 6.64 percent losing 20 percent of its value. Zambia and Sudan joined Liberia in the top 10.

Overall volatilty declined slightly from the previous quarter but was spread more evenly around the world.  Two hotspots in the Caribbean. 

Global currency volatility increased in the second quarter of 2019 as 16 of the 125 currencies tracked in the Currency Volatility Index (CVI) had volatility rates of 2 percent or more compared with only 11 in the opening quarter.  The CVI volatility benchmark fell slightly to 1.09 percent from the 1.11 percent average from the first quarter but that was due largely to a drop in the volatility of Venezuela's currency.

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