Before you place a trade, it's often important to know how fast one currency is moving against others. One of the most popular angle is volatility. This section provides statistical volatility based on the past twenty bars of respective pairs. From there you can see while one currency is volatile against some counter parts, the volatility might be low against some. Traders can choose which pair(s) to bet on in anticipation of violent moves. Of course, option trades can use it as a reference in their direction neutral strategies too.
You can choose to look at the volatility in one time frame only (4 hours, Daily, Weekly, Monthly) or compare volatility of adjacent time frames. Note that volatility is higher when the shaded area is farther away from the center of the chart.
Market Volatility Charts
* Click on the links above to view corresponding charts.