Volatility Per Hour

If you're a day trader, it's important to be aware of the volatility of the currency pairs during the times of the day you trade.

Certain hours of the day have more volatility than others, especially during the London and New York trading sessions.

For example, GBP/USD is the most volatile and active when the London and New York financial markets are open.

Volatility changes over time, affecting the number of pips a pair typically moves during certain hours of the day. 

So while the hours during the London and New York session will remain the most volatile, the actual pip movements are constantly changing. 

In the example below, the currency pair, on average, moves about 19 pips each hour.

But as you can see, some hours are more volatile than others.

There are hours where price moves less than 19 pips (below average), and other hours where price moves way more than 19 pips (above average).

The current hour shows a striped bar (like a blue zebra).
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