From the School of Pipsology quiz on breakouts.
- Which strategy tends to work well when trading breakouts?
Jump in when volatility is low
Jump in when volatility is high
From the lesson paragraph referencing this topic:
"With breakout trades, the goal is to enter the market right when the price makes a breakout and then continue to ride the trade until volatility dies down."
How to Trade Breakouts in Forex
This implies that volatility is higher once the breakout starts. A breakout, in my opinion, is a rise in volatility. The notion that you can 'jump in' to anything while volatility is low, is silly, since there is nothing, yet, to jump into. You could do a straddle trade, while volatility is low, and automatically jump in when the breakout side is activated.
Maybe what the question was trying to say was that jumping into breakouts early is better than late, otherwise it could be too late, but there are better ways to say that then 'jump in while volatility is low'.
So what I'm saying is this question is silly and needs to be reworded or removed.