Currency Volatility Tracker

World Currencies Less Volatile in 2017

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African currencies, such as the Mozambique metical (shown above), are the world's most volatile accounting for half of the top ten.

World currencies were less volatile in 2017 as the Currency Volatility Index fell for the second straight year due to Syria and a drop in the U.S. dollar.

After three years of instability, global currency volatility settled back to a normal level in 2017 as the average volatility percentage fell to 2.78, a 9 percent drop from the 3.04 percent average the year before, according to the 2017 data from the Currency Volatility Index (CVI) of 122 currencies compiled by CreditPulse.  It was the lowest pace for currency volatility since the 2.79 rate in 2011.

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