Ranking: Monthly Average

  Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:52 am BST


A currency’s historical performance can say a lot about its future performance. However, the message from the past would be interpreted differently by different people. If you are a contrarian, you will look for the most overextended currency to short against the most lagging currency. Conversely, if you are a trend-follower, you will look for opportunities to buy the strongest currency against the weakest currency. Either way, you must know what kind of path the currency’s exchange rate has travelled to end up where it is today. 

The Primary Chart above shows historical annual returns for 23 currencies. You can select any number of currencies you wish to compare, but only one out of two data sets: Monthly Average or the latest Monthly Close.

The Ranking Chart shows the latest results (for the selected currencies and selected data set), starting from the “best-performing” currency and ending with the “worst-performing” currency.


  • AUD - Australian dollar (major)
  • BRL - Brazilian real
  • CAD - Canadian dollar (major)
  • CHF - Swiss franc (major)
  • CLP - Chilean peso
  • CNY - Chinese yuan
  • CZK - Czech koruna
  • EUR - Euro (major)
  • GBP - Pound Sterling (major)
  • HUF - Hungarian forint
  • ILS - Israeli new shekel
  • INR - Indian rupee
  • JPY - Japanese yen (major)
  • KRW - Korean won
  • MXN - Mexican peso
  • NOK - Norwegian krone
  • NZD - New Zealand dollar (major)
  • PLN - Polish zloty
  • RUB - Russian rouble
  • SEK - Swedish krona
  • TRY - Turkish lira
  • USD - US dollar (major)
  • ZAR - South African rand

Data is reviewed and updated on a daily basis.