Choppy Market

Definition - What does Choppy Market mean?

A choppy market is a market where the price volatility is high, but the overall direction of the market is unchanged. This means the prices go up and down a lot, but the overall price movement from the beginning of the trading day to the end is negligible.

ForexDictionary explains Choppy Market

Choppy market is derived from the choppy seas where a boat is moved up and down on the waves, but can make very little headway either towards or away from the shore. Choppy markets can last for days, weeks, or months. Choppy market are often seen when the news and information on the market doesn't give a stong signal either way (positive or negative), as well as times leading up to a significant economic release.
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