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#### Introduction

The CAD/RON is an exotic currency pair where CAD is the Canadian Dollar, and RON is the Romanian Leu. This article will explain some basic elements about the CAD/RON you ought to know before you start trading this pair. The CAD is the base currency, and RON is the quote currency in the CAD/RON exotic pair.

Thus, the CAD/RON pair’s price represents the amount of RON that you can buy using 1 CAD. If the pair’s current price is 3.1292, it means that you can use 1CAD to purchase 3.1292 RON.

When trading forex, the spread represents the difference between the price at which a currency pair can be bought (bid price) and the price it can be sold at (ask price).

The spread for the CAD/RON pair is: ECN: 35 pips | STP: 39 pips

#### Fees

The STP accounts have no trading fees attached. Trading fees for the ECN accounts vary depending on your choice of forex broker.

#### Slippage

When trading in the forex market, sometimes the price you request on an order tends to be different from the price your broker executes the trade. This difference is known as slippage, and it depends on the broker’s speed of execution and market volatility.

To ensure that proper risk management measures are taken, forex traders should know how much a currency pair fluctuates within a given timeframe. Trading range analysis can help forex traders to determine the volatility associated with trading a particular currency pair. This volatility is measured in terms of pips. If the CAD/RON pair has a volatility of 10 pips within the 1-hour timeframe, then a forex trader can be expected to gain or lose \$32 since the value of 1 pip of CAD/RON is \$3.2

Below is a table showing the minimum, average, and maximum volatility of CAD/RON 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.

When trading forex, the costs you can expect to incur include; brokers’ fees, slippage, and spread.

The tables below show the analyses of percentage costs in both ECN and STP accounts.

#### ECN Model Account

Spread = 35 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 1

Total cost = 38

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 39 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = 41

From the above cost analysis, we can observe that the cost of trading the CAD/RON pair varies across different timeframes depending on the volatility. For both the STP and the ECN accounts, the 1-hour timeframe carries the highest costs at 694.92% and 644.07%, respectively. These higher costs are associated with the low volatility of 0.1 pips observed during the 1-hour timeframe.

We can also notice that the trading costs drop significantly when the volatility across all timeframes is above average. Therefore, for intraday forex traders, placing trades when the volatility is above average might be a better way of reducing the trading costs associated with the CAD/RON pair. On the other hand, longer-term traders of the pair enjoy lesser trading costs.

One way for traders to reduce their trading costs is to use limit order types. These forex order types eliminate the effects of slippage, thus make the associated slippage costs zero. Below are costs for a trader using limit orders.

#### ECN Model Account (Using Limit Orders)

= 0 + 35 + 1 = 36

As you can see, the trading costs are significantly reduced when limit orders are employed. The highest trading costs dropped from 644.07% to 610.17% of the trading range.

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## AUD/RON – What Should You Know Before Trading This Exotic Pair?

#### Introduction

The abbreviation of AUD/RON is Australian Dollar paired with Romanian Leu. Here AUD is the official currency of Australia and is also to be the fifth most traded currency in the Forex market. While RON stands for The Romanian leu, and it is the currency of Romania.

#### Understanding AUD/RON

In AUD/RON currency pairs, the first currency (AUD) is the base currency, and the second currency (RON) is the quote currency. In the Foreign Exchange market, we always buy the base currency and simultaneously sell the quote currency and vice versa. Here, the market value of AUD/RON helps us to understand the strength of RON against the AUD. So if the exchange rate of the pair AUD/RON is 2.9141, it means to buy1 AUD we need 2.9141 RON.

Forex brokers charge some commission on the trade we open, and that depends on the ask and the bid price by the broker. Spread is the difference between this Ask and Bid price. Every broker has different ask and bid prices. Below is the spread charges for ECN and STP brokers for AUD/RON pair.

ECN: 33 pips | STP: 35 pips

#### Fees

A Fee is the charges that we traders pay to the broker for opening a trade. This fee depends on the type of broker we use (STP/ECN).

#### Slippage

When we want to execute a trade at a particular market rate, but instead, the trade gets executed at a different rate. This is because of slippage. Slippage can take place at any time, but mostly we can counter a volatile market, and when we execute a large order at the same time.

As a trader, our main motive should be to know the market volatility and avoid losses. The trading range here will determine the amount of money we will win or lose in a given amount of time. ATR is a technical indicator that indicates the price movement in a currency pair. In the below table, we have the representation of the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in a currency pair. We will evaluate it merely 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 determine 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.

#### AUD/RONCost as a Percent of the Trading Range

The cost of trade depends on the broker type and varies based on the volatility of the market. The overall cost of trade includes spread, fees, and sometimes slippage if the volatility is more. To decrease the cost of the trade, we can use limit orders instead of market execution.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 33 + 5 = 41

#### STP Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 35 + 0 = 38

AUD/RON is an exotic currency pair. As we can see, the average pip movement in 1hr is 127, which shows the volatility is very high. Note, the higher the volatility, the higher is the risk and lower is the cost of the trade and vice versa.

Taking an example, we can see from the trading range that when the pip movement is lower, the charge is high, and when the pip movement is high, the charge is low. AUD/RON must be traded with proper risk management because of its volatile nature. If we have our strategy with adequate risk management, we can trade in a volatile market too.

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## What Should You Know Before Trading The EUR/RON Forex pair

#### Introduction

The abbreviation of the Euro Area’s euro against the Romanian Leu is written as EUR/RON. This pair is classified as an exotic currency pair. The volume traded in this pair is pretty low. Here, the EUR is the base currency, and the EGP is the quote currency.

#### Understanding EUR/RON

The value of the EUR/RON determines the value of RON equivalent to one EUR. It is quoted as 1 EUR per X RON. For example, if the value of EUR/RON is 4.8512, then exactly 4.8512 RON is required to buy one Euro.

The difference between the bid and the ask price for that currency pair is referred to as the spread. The spread is different on ECN and STP accounts.

ECN: 75 pips | STP: 80 pips

#### Fees

The fee is simply the commission on the trade. One has to pay a few pips of fee on the trade for entering as well as exiting the trade. However, this is only on ECN accounts. On STP accounts, there is no fee.

#### Slippage

The slippage is the difference between the trader’s required price for execution and the price the broker actually gave the trader. There is this difference due to the volatility of the market and the broker’s execution speed.

A Trading range is the illustration of the pip movement of a currency pair in different timeframes. The values are obtained from the average true indicator. The volatility values help us in determining the number of pips our trade can move in a given time frame.

#### 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.

#### EUR/RON Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

With the volatilities values obtained above, we can even determine the variation in the cost of the trade. Below are the cost variation tables for ECN and STP accounts.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 75 + 3 = 83

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 80 | Slippage = 5 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 5 + 80 + 0 = 85

Consider the below chart on the 1H timeframe. We can clearly see that the volatility in this pair is very high. There is hardly any movement for a few hours, but a big spike up/down suddenly. And this type of movement is very risky for business. Hence, it is recommended to avoid trading smaller timeframes of this pair.

Nonetheless, considering the 1D chart of EUR/RON, we can see that the volatility is decent enough. Hence, this becomes a tradable timeframe for us. In fact, any timeframe above the daily can be traded efficiently.

How to manage costs?

In the trading cost table, we can see that the percentage values are large in the min column and small in the max column. This means that the costs are high for low volatilities and small for high volatilities. So, to have a balance between the volatility and costs, one may trade when the volatility is around average values.

Furthermore, trading through limit orders is another way to reduce costs. In doing so, the slippage on the trade will not be applied to the total costs.

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## Asset Analysis – USD/RON Forex Exotic Currency Pair

#### Introduction

USDRON is the abbreviation for the US Dollar against the Romanian Leu. This pair comes under the roof of emerging currency pairs. The volume in this pair is pretty low, and the volatility is high. Here, the US Dollar is referred to as the base currency and the RON the quote currency.

#### Understanding USD/RON

The fluctuating price in the exchange market specifies the value of RON equivalent to one USD. It is quoted as 1 USD per X RON. For instance, if the market price of this pair is 4.4723, then about 4½ RON is required to buy one US Dollar.

Spread is the difference between the bid and the ask prices set by the broker. It is not the same with all brokers. It also varies from the type of execution model used by the broker.

ECN: 19 pips | STP: 21 pips

#### Fees

The fee is the commission that is paid to the broker on each position you take. This, too, varies from the type of execution model. Typically, there is no fee on STP accounts. However, there are a few pips of fee on ECN accounts.

Slippage

Slippage is the difference between the price requested by the client and the price he actually got from the broker. This happens only on market orders. The primary reasons for its occurrence are,

Market’s volatility

Broker’s execution speed

A trading range is the representation of the pip movement in a currency pair for different timeframes. With these values, we can determine the gain or loss in a trade for a specified time frame. All that must be done is, multiply the required value from the below table with the pip value. This will yield the profit/loss for one standard lot.

#### 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/RON Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

Apart from assessing the profit or loss on a trade, we can also determine how the cost varies as the volatility changes. Below is a tabular representation of the same.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 19 + 3 = 25

STP Model Account

Spread = 21 | Slippage = 3 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 21 + 0 = 24

The Ideal way to trade the USD/RON

Trading emerging currency pairs is different from trading major and e pairs. This pair’s high volatility and low trading volume make it infeasible to trade any time during the day. So let’s take some info out from the above tables and try finding the ideal times to enter this pair.

From the table, it can be ascertained that the percentage values are high in the min column and pretty low in the max column. This means that the total costs on the trade increases as the volatility decreases. So, to have equilibrium between the two, it is perfect to enter during those times when the volatility is around the average values. This will ensure both sufficient volatility and affordable costs.

Another simple technique to reduce total costs is by trading using limit and stop orders instead of market orders. In doing so, the total costs will reduce significantly as the slippage will not be considered for limit/stop orders. The reduction in the costs is represented in the below table as follows.