Forex Assets

CHF/SGD – Trading Costs Involved While Trading This Forex Exotic Pair


CHF/SGD is the short form for the Swiss Franc against the Singapore Dollar. It is classified as an exotic Forex currency pair. Currencies in the Forex market are always traded in pairs. The key currency in the pair (CHF) is the base currency, while the subsequent one (SGD) is the quote currency.

Understanding CHF/SGD

The market value of CHF/SGD determines the value of SGD required to buy one Swiss Franc. It is quoted as 1 CHF per X SGD. Therefore, if the market price of this pair is 1.4699, then these many Singapore Dollar units are necessary to buy one CHF.



The spread is the distinction between the bid-ask price. Generally, these two prices are set by the stockbrokers. The pip contrast is through which brokers generate revenue.

ECN: 12 pips | STP: 17 pips


The fee is the commission you pay to the broker on each spot you open. There is no fee charged on STP account models, but a few extra pips on ECN accounts.


Slippage is the distinction between the price at which the trader implemented the trade and the actual price he got from the broker – this change based on the volatility of the market and the broker’s implementation speed.

Trading Range in CHF/SGD

The trading range table will help you ascertain the amount of money that you will win or lose in each timeframe. This table represents the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in a currency pair.

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.

CHF/SGD Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

The price of the trade fluctuates based on the volatility of the market. Therefore, the total cost involves slippage and spreads, excluding from the trading fee. Below is the interpretation of the cost difference in terms of percentages.

ECN Model Account

Spread = 12 | Slippage = 5 |Trading fee = 8

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 12 + 8 = 25

STP Model Account

Spread = 17 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 17 + 0 = 22

Trading the CHF/SGD

The CHF/SGD is not a volatile pair. For example, the average pip movement on the 1H timeframe is only 22 pips. If the volatility is higher, then the cost of the trade is low. However, it involves an elevated risk to trade highly volatile markets. Also, the higher/lesser the percentages, the greater/smaller are the costs on the trade. So, we can conclude that the costs are higher for low volatile markets and high for highly volatile markets.

To diminish your risk, it is advised to trade when the volatility is around the average values. The volatility here is low, and the costs are a slightly high matched to the average and the maximum values. But, if the priority is towards lowering costs, you could trade when the volatility of the market is near the maximum values with optimal risk management.

Advantage on Limit orders (STP Model Account)

For orders that are executed as market orders, there is slippage applicable to the trade. But, with limit orders, there is certainly no slippage applicable. Only the spread and the trading fees will be accounted for by calculating the total costs. Hence, this will bring down the cost considerably.

Spread = 17 | Slippage = 0 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 0 + 17 + 0 = 17


By Reddy Shyam Shankar

I am a professional Price Action retail trader and Speculator with expertise in Risk Management, Trade Management, and Hedging.

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