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Examining The Volatility Of CHF/TRY Forex Exotic Pair



The abbreviation of CHF/TRY is Swiss Franc, paired with the Turkish Lira. In this pair, CHF is the official currency of Switzerland and is also the fifth highly traded currency in the Forex Exchange market. In contrast, TRY stands for the Turkish Lira, and it is the official currency of Turkey. This pair is classified as an exotic pair.

Understanding CHF/TRY

In the Foreign exchange market, to determine the relative value of one currency, we need an alternative currency to evaluate. Hence, when we are buying a currency (base) we are simultaneously selling one (the quote currency). The market value of CHF/TRY helps us to understand the power of TRY against the CHF. So, if the trade rate for the pair CHF/TRY is 7.1972, it means to buy 1 CHF, we need 7.1972 TRY.

CHF/TRY Specification


Spread is the distinction between the ask-bit price that is set at the exchanges. Below are the spread values of the CHF/TRY currency pair in both ECN & STP accounts. The spread charges for ECN and STP brokers for the CHF/TRY pair can be found below.

ECN: 35 pips | STP: 40 pips


For every position, a trader enters the stockbroker charges some fee for it. Traders must know that this fee is charged only on ECN accounts and not on STP accounts.


Slippage is the price difference between the trader’s execution and at which the broker executed the price. The difference is because of the high market volatility and slow execution speed.

Trading Range in CHF/TRY

A trading range is the interpretation of the volatility in CHF/TRY in several timeframes. The values are obtained from the Average True Range indicator. One can use the table as a risk management tool to identify the profit/loss that a trader is possessed.

Below is a table indicating the minimum, average, and max volatility (pip movement) on various timeframes.

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/TRY Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

The total cost of the trade fluctuates based on the volatility of the market. So, we must figure out the occasions when the costs are less to place ourselves in the market. Below is a table demonstrating the variant in the costs based on the change in the volatility of the market.

Note: The percentage rates represent the relative scale of costs and not the fixed costs on the trade.

ECN Model Account

Spread = 35 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 8

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 35 + 8= 48

STP Model Account

Spread = 40 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 40 + 0 = 45

The Ideal way to trade the CHF/TRY

Volatility and cost are the two components traders take into consideration for trading any security in the market. With the assistance of the above tables, let us evaluate these two factors to trade the CHF/TRY Forex pair.

As we can see, the pip variation is significantly high between the minimum volatility and the average volatility in each timeframe. As a day trader, our aim is to make income from the market’s pip movement. But, if there is hardly any movement in the price, it becomes tricky to make profits from the market. Thus, it is ideal to trade when the volatility is at the average value.

The cost of trade rises as the volatility decrease. They are inversely proportional. In other words, highly volatile markets have minimum costs. Though it is quite risky to trade markets with higher volatility, it can be considered by aggressive traders with optimal money management techniques in place as the costs are low. Hence, to retain a balance among the cost and volatility, traders may find trading occasions when the volatility is near the average values or a little above it.


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