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Everything About Trading The CHF/THB Forex Exotic Pair

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Introduction

CHF/THB is the abbreviation for the Swiss Franc against the Thai Baht. It is classified as an exotic-cross currency pair as it usually has a low trading volume. In this case, the Swiss Franc (on the left) is the base currency, and the Thai Baht (on the right) is the quote currency. The THB is the official currency of Thailand, and it is further split up into 100 satangs.

Understanding CHF/THB

The market price of CHF represents the value of THB that is required to purchase one CHF(Swiss Franc). It is quoted as 1 CHF per X THB. If the market cost of this pair is 34.350, then this amount of THB is required to buy one unit of CHF.

Spread

The distinction between the asking price and the offering price is labeled as the spread. ECN and STP account model will have various spread values; The approximate spread values of CHF/THB pair in both the accounts are mentioned below:

ECN: 30 pips | STP: 35 pips

Fees

The fee is the commission that one pays while entering a trade. A few extra pips are charged on ECN accounts, but there is no fee charged on STP accounts.

Slippage

The mathematical difference between the price expected by the trader and the given price by the broker can be termed slippage. Its cost varies on two factors, i.e., the market’s high volatility and broker’s implementation speed.

Trading Range in CHF/THB

The trading range helps us understand the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in various time frames. These values assist us in determining the risk, which could be caused by trade. The same is in shown in the below table:

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/THB Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

The cost variations in trade can be determined by applying the total cost to the table mentioned below. The cost percentage of the trading range represents the difference in fees on the trade and various time frames for differing volatility.

ECN Model Account

Spread = 30 | Slippage = 5 |Trading fee = 8

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 30 + 8 = 43 

STP Model Account

Spread = 35 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 35 + 0 = 40

The Ideal way to trade the CHF/THB

The CHF/THB is an exotic-cross currency pair, and this market’s volatility is moderate. For instance, the average pip movement on the 1H timeframe is 51 pips. We should understand the higher the volatility, the lower will be the cost to implement the trade. However, this is not an added advantage as trading in a volatile market means more risk.

For example, in the 1M time frame, the Maximum pip range value is 1984, and the minimum is 310. When we evaluate the trading fees for both the pip movements, we can see that for 310pip movement fess is 13.87%, and for the 1984 pip movement, the fee is only 2.17%. With the mentioned example, we can conclude that trading the CHF/THB currency pair will be comparatively expensive.

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