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The World's Most Volatile Currencies in Q4 2016

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The Egyptian pound (above) plunged 104% against the U.S. dollar in the fourth quarter of 2016 by far the most of any world currency.

Devaluation sends Egypt's currency in a free fall against the U.S. dollar easily making the pound the most volatile currency in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Egyptian pound was the world's most unstable currency in the fourth quarter of 2016 with a volatility percentage of 24% far outpacing the Turkish Lira as the second most volatile currency at 5.83%, according to the latest results of the Currency Volatility Index (CVI).  The volatility of the overal index stood at 1.66%, its highest quarterly rate since the final period a year ago.  Median volatility was 1.35%.

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