Currency Volatility Tracker

Q3 Currency Volatility Report

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Brazil's currency fell eight percent against the dollar in the 3rd quarter. Seven South American currencies were above the volatility benchmark.

South America replaces Africa as the region with the world's most volatile currencies as overall volatility rises in the third quarter. 

Global currency volatility rose in the third quarter of 2019 to the highest level in four years largely as the result of huge currency declines in Venezuela and Argentina, two of Latin America's most troubled economies, according to the latest data from the Currency Volatility Index (CVI) compiled quarterly by CreditPulse.  In all, five of the world's ten most volatile currencies are in South America. 

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