Top 20 least volatile cryptocurrencies revealed

Chris Stead 15 February 2018 NEWS

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If you’re looking for a stable cryptocurrency with minimal movement over any given day, you could consider some of these coins.

Professional traders love a volatile market. It gives them the chance to buy and sell and buy again as values of cryptocurrencies change by the hour. However, it’s not for everybody. The cryptocurrency market is very volatile as a whole, but within the 1500+ coins that make up the current landscape, there is a range of volatility.
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So if you’re the kind of investor who is looking for a cryptocurrency ride that isn’t a daily rollercoaster, what options should you investigate? In order to answer that question, we need to know which cryptocurrencies are the least volatile.

How did we work out the least volatile cryptocurrency?

Despite the huge number of cryptocurrencies now on the market, the top 50 still control 93% of the market cap. As such, we focused our analysis on these coins. We examined the daily trades of every one of these coins for the past two months. We picked out the opening and closing results for that day, and also looked at the range of prices within that day. We then combined these two results to give each cryptocurrency a score. For the record, the average score across the top 50 coins was 21.03.

What are the 20 least volatile cryptocurrencies?

We’ve already published the top 20 most volatile cryptocurrencies. According to our research as of the start of February 2018, the 20 least volatile cryptocurrencies are:

CRYPTOCURRENCY VOLATILITY METRIC
Tether 3.54
Bitcoin 11.59
Ethereum 13.56
Dash 14.17
Monero 15.24
Waves 15.71
Zcash 16.43
Bitcoin Gold 16.54
Litecoin 16.60
Bitcoin Cash 16.68

* Note: Tether is something of an anomaly, as it is tied to the U.S. Dollar. As such its value tends to shift in a way much slower than other altcoins - a fact indicated by our volatility metric.

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade. Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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