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## Trading The JPY/HUF Forex Exotic Currency Pair

#### Introduction

In the JPY/HUF currency pair, JPY represents the currency of Japan. On the other hand, HUF is the Hungarian Forint. This currency pair represents the value of Hungarian Forints (quote currency) per Yen (base currency). This pair can be represented as 1 JPY per X HUF. For example, if the value of this currency pair is at 2.91 (CMP), then about 2.9 HUF is required to purchase one JPY.

#### JPY/HUF Specification

If we want to determine the spread, we should subtract the Bid price and the Ask price. Spread is a trading charge that the broker takes as soon as we open a trade. This value changes with the change of the execution model.

#### Fees

Every broker takes a trading fee from a trader. The process of taking the fee is almost the same as every broker in the world. Note that the fee is only applicable to ECN accounts.

#### Slippage

Slippage happens when the execution price and open trade price are not the same. The volatility and the broker’s execution speed are the main cause of slippage.

The trading range is the representation of the minimum, average, and maximum volatility of this pair on the 1H, 4H, 1D, 1W, and 1M timeframe. Using these values, we can assess our profit/loss margin of trade. Hence, this proves to be a helpful risk management tool for all types of traders.

#### Procedure to assess Pip Ranges

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
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.

#### JPYHUF Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

With the volatility values from the above table, we can determine the chance of cost with the change of volatility. We have got the ratio between total cost and the volatility values and converted them into percentages.

#### ECN Model Account

Spread = 13 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 8

= 13 + 5 + 8

Total cost = 26

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 18 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 0

= 18 + 5 + 0

Total cost = 23

#### The Ideal way to trade the JPYHUF

As per the above data, we can say that JPYHUF is not an extremely volatile pair. Therefore, traders from every level can trade with it and make money. The average cost per trade in the H1 timeframe is at 41.86%, which decreases to almost 1% in a monthly timeframe. As a trader, it is often hard to trade in a timeframe like weekly or monthly, as it is very time-consuming. Therefore, sticking to the hourly to daily timeframe is recommended for traders to minimize the trading cost.

Another way to reduce the cost is to place orders as ‘limit’ and ‘stop’ instead of ‘market’ orders. In limit orders, slippage will not be in the calculation of the total costs. Therefore, in the below example, the total cost will be reduced by five pips.

#### Limit Model Account (STP Model Account)

Spread = 18 | Slippage = 0 | Trading fee = 0

= 18 + 0 + 0

Total cost = 18

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## Exploring The Costs Involved While Trading The AUD/HUF Forex Exotic Pair

#### Introduction

The AUD/HUF pair is an exotic forex pair with the AUD representing the Australian Dollar and the HUF representing the Hungarian Forint. When trading in such an exotic currency pair, forex traders should anticipate higher volatility. The base currency in this pair is the AUD, while the HUF is the quote currency. Hence, the exchange rate of the AUD/HUF represents the amount of HUF that a single AUD can purchase. If the exchange rate of AUD/HUF is 221.51, it means that you can buy 221.51 HUF using 1 AUD.

#### AUD/HUF Specification

One of the ways forex brokers earn their revenue is through the spread. This is the difference in value between the price they sell a currency pair to you and the price at which they buy the same pair from you.

The spread for the AUD/HUF pair is – ECN: 22 pips | STP: 27 pips

#### Fees

For traders with the ECN account, they get charged a fee for opening positions. Note that not all brokers charge this commission. Forex brokers do not charge a fee on STP accounts.

#### Slippage

Every forex broker has different execution speeds. In times of high volatility, your order may be executed at a price other than the one you requested. This difference is slippage.

#### Trading Range in the AUD/HUF Pair

The trading range in forex trading is used to analyse the fluctuation in the price of a currency pair across multiple timeframes. The volatility, as measured with the trading range, is pips from the minimum, average, to the maximum for all timeframes. With this information, you can deduce the most profitable timeframes to trade.

#### The Procedure to assess Pip Ranges

2. Set the period to 1
3. Add a 200-period SMA to this indicator
4. Shrink the chart so you can determine a larger period
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.

#### AUD/HUF Cost as a Percentage of the Trading Range

Now that we’ve established the volatility,  we can proceed to calculate the trading costs incurred when trading these timeframes. The trading cost is expressed as a percentage of total costs to the volatility.

Below are the trading costs of the AUD/HUF pair for both ECN and STP accounts.

#### ECN Model Account costs

Spread = 22 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 1

Total cost = 25

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 27 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = 29

#### The Ideal Timeframe to Trade  AUD/HUF Pair

From the above analyses, we can see that the trading cost of the AUD/HUF pair decreases with an increase in volatility. Since the volatility also increases with the timeframe, trading the AUD/HUF over longer timeframes incurs lower costs.

Although the lower timeframes have higher trading costs, these costs can be reduced by timing trades when volatility approaches the maximum. Furthermore, slippage costs can be avoided if traders use forex limit order types. With the forex limit orders, trades are executed at precise price points, avoiding the impact of slippage. Let’s look at an example of this using the ECN account.

#### ECN Account Using Limit Model Account

= 0 + 22 + 1 = 23

Notice that the trading costs have been reduced in all timeframes. For example, the highest cost has been lowered from 423.73% to 389.83%.

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## Analysing The CAD/HUF Forex Currency Pair & Determining The Costs Involved

#### Introduction

For this currency pair, the CAD is the base currency and the HUF the quote currency. In this case, the price associated with the CAD/HUF pair shows the amount of HUF that 1 CAD can buy. For example, if the price of CAD/HUF is 232.97, it means that 1 CAD can buy 232.97 HUF.

Spread in the forex market is the difference between buying price, i.e. ‘bid’ and the selling price, i.e. ‘ask.’ The spread for the CAD/HUF is – ECN: 50 pips | STP: 55 pips

#### Fees

The trading fees you are charged depends on the type of forex account you have. STP accounts carry no trading fee, while for the ECN accounts, the trading fees are determined by your forex broker.

#### Slippage

In highly volatile trading sessions, sometimes the price at which you trade is different than the price at which that trade will be executed. This difference is called slippage and is usually determined by your broker’s speed of execution.

In the forex market, a currency pair will fluctuate differently across different timeframes. Trading range helps a forex trader analyze how a given pair moves (in terms of pips) over a given timeframe, which is an important risk management tool.

For example, let’s say that during a 1-hour timeframe, the CAD/HUF pair has a trading range of 10 pips. A forex trader trading this pair can expect to gain or lose \$43 since the value of 1 pip is \$4.3

The table below shows the minimum, average, and maximum volatility of CAD/HUF across different timeframes.

#### The Procedure to assess Pip Ranges

2. Set the period to 1
3. Add a 200-period SMA to this indicator.
4. Shrink the chart so you can determine a larger period
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.

Trading costs that can be expected in forex include slippage, spread, and brokers’ fees. Thus, Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee.

Forex traders should learn how these costs change across different timeframes as the currency pair price fluctuates. The tables below show the percentage costs (in pips) that can be expected when trading the CAD/HUF pair.

#### ECN Model Account

Spread = 50 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 1

Total cost = 53

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 55 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = 57

With both the ECN and the STP forex trading accounts, the 1-hour timeframes have the highest costs. Therefore, for short-term traders, using the timeframes with minimum volatilities increases the trading costs they will incur. For the 1H, 2H, 4H, and the 1D timeframes, you will incur lower trading costs by trading the CAD/HUF pair when the volatility is above average.

For both types of trading accounts, longer time frames, i.e., the weekly and the 1-month, offer lesser trading costs for the pair. It is worth noting that forex traders can minimize their costs by using limit order types, which eradicate the risks of slippage. Here’s an example with the ECN account.

= 0 + 50 + 1 =51

You can notice that when the cost associated with slippage is removed, the overall costs for trading the CAD/HUF pair significantly drops. The highest cost reduces from 898.31% to 864.41%.

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## Understanding The GBP/HUF Exotic Currency Pair

#### Introduction

GBP stands for British Pound Sterling, and it is the 4th most traded currency in the Foreign Exchange market after USD, EURO and YEN. It is the official currency of the United Kingdom and some other countries like Jersey, South Georgia, and Guernsey. Whereas HUF stands for Hungarian forint, and it is the official currency of Hungary.

#### GBP/HUF

We know that the currencies in the Forex market are traded in pairs. GBP/HUF is the abbreviation for the Pound sterling against The Hungarian Forint. In this case, the first currency (GBP) is the base currency, and the second (HUF) is the quote currency.

#### Understanding GBP/HUF

To find the relative value of one currency in the Forex market, we need another currency to compare. If the value of the base currency goes down, the value of the quote currency goes up and vice versa. The market value of GBP/HUF determines the strength of HUF against the GBP. It can be easily understood as 1GBP is equal to how much of HUF. So if the exchange rate for the pair GBP/HUF is 414.425, it means we need 414.425 HUF to buy 1 GBP.

Forex brokers have two different prices for currency pairs: the bid and ask price. Here the “bid” price at which we can SELL the base currency, and The “ask” price is at which we can BUY the base currency. Hence, the difference between the ask and the bid price is called the spread. Some brokers, instead of charging a separate fee for trading, they already have the fees inbuilt in the spread. Below are the ECN and STP for the pair GBP/HUF.

ECN: 57 pips | STP: 60 pips

#### Fees

When we place any trade, there is some commission we need to pay to the broker. A Fee is simply that commission that we pay to the broker each time we execute a position. The fee also varies from the type of broker we use; for example, there is no fee on STP account models, but a few pips on ECN accounts.

#### Slippage

Slippage alludes to the difference between the expected price at which the trader wants to execute the trade and the price at which the trade is being executed. It can occur at any time but mostly happens when the market is fast-moving and volatile. Also, sometimes when we place a large number of orders at the same time.

The trading range is a tabular representation of the pip movement in a currency pair for different timeframes. Using this, we can assess the risk on a trade for each given timeframe. A trading range essentially represents the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in a currency pair. This can be evaluated easily by using the ATR indicator combined with 200-period SMA.

#### Procedure to assess Pip Ranges

2. Set the period to 1
3. Add a 200-period SMA to this indicator
4. Shrink the chart so you can assess a significant period
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.

#### GBP/HUFCost as a Percent of the Trading Range

The cost of trade mostly depends on the broker and varies based on the volatility of the market. This is because the total cost involves slippage and spreads apart from the trading fee. Below is the representation of the cost variation in terms of percentages. The comprehension of it is discussed in the following sections. We will be looking into both the ECN model and the STP model.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 57 + 5 = 65

#### STP Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 60+ 0 = 63

The GBP/HUF is an exotic-cross currency pair, and the volatility in this pair is decent. As seen in the Range table, the average pip movement on the 1-hour time frame is 205. Here in the GBP/HUF pair, HUF is an emerging currency. We must know that the cost of trade decreases ad the volatility od the pair increases. But this should not be considered as an advantage because it is risky to trade high volatile markets as the price keeps fluctuations.

For instance, in the 1-hour timeframe, the maximum pip range value in this pair is 343 pips, and the minimum pip range value is 27 pips. When we compare the fees for both the pip movements, we find that for 27 pip movement fees is 270.74%, and for 343 pip movement, the fess is only 18.95%.

So, we can confirm that the prices are higher for low volatile markets and high for highly volatile markets. Hence we must always try to make our entries and exits when the volatility is minimum or average than to that of maximum values. But if your preference is absolutely towards reducing your trading costs, you may trade when the volatility of the market is around the maximum values.

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## Analyzing The USD/HUF Forex Exotic Currency Pair

#### Introduction

The US Dollar versus the Hungarian Forint, in short, is represented as USDHUF. It is an exotic currency pair in the forex market. It has got high volatility and lower volume compared to major and minor currencies. Here, USD is the base currency, and HUF is the quote currency.

#### Understanding USD/HUF

The value of this pair represents the number of HUF that are required to buy one US Dollar. It is quoted as 1 USD per X HUF. If the current market price of USDHUF is 307.72, these many Hungarian Forints are needed to purchase one unit of USD.

Spread is the primary way through which brokers generate revenue from their clients. The pip difference between the bid price and the ask price is their revenue, which is referred to as the spread. Spread is different on ECN accounts and STP accounts.

ECN: 16 pips | STP: 15 pips

#### Fees

On ECN accounts, one has to pay some pips of fee on each position you take. The fee is usually high on exotic pairs and comparatively less on major and minor pairs. However, on STP accounts, the fee is nil.

#### Slippage

Slippage in trading is the difference between the client’s intended price and the price the broker actually gave him. Slippage is affected by two factors:

• Broker’s execution speed
• The volatility of the market

The representation of the minimum, average, and maximum volatility of a currency pair is the trading range. It shows the volatility of the market in different timeframes. And these values help in figuring the profit that can be gained or loss that can be incurred on a trade.

#### Procedure to assess Pip Ranges

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
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.

#### USD/HUF Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

Cost as a per cent of the trading range is the representation of the cost discrepancies for different volatilities and timeframes. With these values, we can determine the moments of the day when the costs are less. And this shall be discussed in detail in the next topic.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 16 + 3 = 22

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 15 | Slippage = 3 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 15 + 0 = 18

#### The Ideal way to trade the USD/HUF

We know that exotic currency pairs typically have high volatility and low trading volume. Also, the total costs on trade are pretty expensive. Hence, one must be choosy while deciding when to enter the market.

The higher percentage values in the min column represent that the costs are high when the volatility of the market is low. And the opposite is the case for lower percentage values. However, it is not ideal to trade during any of these times.

One may trade these currency pairs during those times of the day when the volatility values are around the average values. This will ensure decent volatility as well as low costs on the trade.

Furthermore, another simple way to reduce costs is by trading using limit orders and not market orders. Because this will take away the slippage on the total cost, and this will, in turn, reduce the total cost significantly. An example of the same is given below.