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Asset Analysis – EUR/NZD Forex Currency Pair

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Introduction

EURNZD is the abbreviation for the Euro area’s euro and the New Zealand dollar. It is classified under the minor/cross currency pairs. In EURNZD, EUR is the base currency pair, and NZD is the quote currency. As a matter of fact, in all currency pairs with euro in it, EUR is the base currency.

Understanding EUR/NZD

The value of this pair defines the New Zealand dollars required to purchase one euro. It is quoted as 1 EUR per X NZD. For example, if the value of value in the market is 1.6650, it implies that to buy one euro, the trader has to pay 1.6650 New Zealand dollars for it.

EUR/NZD Specification

Spread

Spread is a very popular term in the forex industry. This is the way through which the broker makes revenue. Spread is simply the difference between the bid price and the ask price. It differs from the type of account model. The spread on ECN and STP is given below.

ECN: 0.9 | STP: 1.7

Fees

For every position that a trader opens, there is some fee associated with it. And it depends on the type of account model. It is seen that there is no fee on STP accounts and a few pips on ECN accounts.

Slippage

Slippage is the difference between the price the trader had demanded and the actual price the trade was executed. Slippage happens when trades are taken using market orders. Slippage has a significant load on the total cost of the trade. More on this shall be discussed towards the end of this article.

Trading Range in EUR/NZD

A part of the analysis in trading is knowing the volatility of the market. Volatiltiy will give an close idea on the number of pips the currency pair will move in a given timeframe. The trading range depicts the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in a specified time frame. Below are the values for EUNZD.

Procedure to assess Pip Ranges

  1. Add the ATR indicator to your chart
  2. Set the period to 1
  3. Add a 200-period SMA to this indicator
  4. Shrink the chart so you can assess a large time period
  5. Select your desired timeframe
  6. Measure the floor level and set this value as the min
  7. Measure the level of the 200-period SMA and set this as the average
  8. Measure the peak levels and set this as Max.

EUR/NZD Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

Cost as a percent of the trading range represents the cost percentage that a trader is bearable for each trade they take. The percentage is obtained by finding the ratio between the total cost and volatility. With these percentage values, we come into the conclusion of the best time to enter and exit the market with minimal costs.

ECN Model Account 

Spread = 0.9 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 1

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 2 + 0.9 + 1 = 3.9

STP Model Account

Spread = 1.7 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 2 + 1.7 + 0 = 3.7

The Ideal way to trade the EUR/NZD

By analyzing the percentages obtained above, we can find ways to reduce risk and cost on every trade of EURNZD. Firstly, the percentage tells the cost variation for different volatilities in different timeframes. The values are large in the first (Min) column. Meaning, the costs are high in the min column. Also, since this column represents low volatility, it implies that costs are high when the volatility is low and vice versa. In the average column, the costs are neither too high nor too low. And the volatility is under balance as well. Hence, this turns out to be the ideal time to trade in the market.

Moreover, another feasible technique to reduce cost is by placing limit orders. By the use of limit orders, a trader will eradicate the existence of slippage on the trade, and, in turn, reduce the total cost on the trade considerably. An example of the same is given below.

Comparing this table with the previous table, it is evident that the percentages have almost halved. Hence, entering and exiting trades using limit orders can prove to be very advantageous to reduce costs on trade.

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