I spent a long day in town today. Went and met friends for coffee slightly before noon; had a late lunch around 2pm; and then went out with friends in the early evening.
The local money exchange rate changed three times today! I have never seen it do that before. It is possible that this is “normal”, but it is a first for me.
On the way to coffee, the rate was 36.20 baht/USD.
Walking to the mall for lunch, the rate was 36.18 baht/USD.
After dark, going to meet friends, the rate was 36.24 baht/USD.
This was at the SAME money exchange booth (TT Exchange).
Remember, I am in South East Asia. I am either 11- or 12-hours ahead of New York time. The markets would not have been open during any of these rate changes!
A strange anomaly of the currency conversion market.