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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.

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.

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

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.

#### 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

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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## Trading The GBP/THB Forex Exotic Pair

#### Introduction

##### GBP

Pound sterling, also know as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom and many others. The Pound sterling is the oldest currency and even the fourth most-traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar, the euro, and the Japanese yen.

##### THB

Thai Bhat is the official currency of Thailand. It’s divided into 100 satangs, According to Bloomberg, the Thai baht was the world’s best-performing currency in 2018, and since then, Thai baht is the 10th most frequently used world payment currency.

GBPTHB is the abbreviation for the Pound sterling against the Thai baht. Here, the GBP is the base currency, and the THB is the quote currency. It is classified as an exotic-cross currency pair.

#### Understanding GBP/THB

In Forex, to find the relative value of one currency, we need another money to compare. The market value of GBPTHB determines the cost of THB that is required to buy one GBP. It can simply be understood as 1GBP is equal to how much THB, so if the exchange rate for the pair GBPTHB is 1.6894. It means that we need 38.92 THB to buy 1 GBP.

Forex brokers have two different prices for currency pairs: the bid and ask price. Here the “bid” price at which you can SELL the base currency, and The “ask” price is at which you can BUY the base currency. Hence, the difference between the ask and the bid price is called the spread. The spread is how brokers make their money. Some broker Instead of charging a separate fee for trading, they already have the fees inbuilt in the spread.

ECN: 28 pips | STP: 31 pips

#### Fees

A Fee is simply the commission you pay to the broker on each position you open. There is no fee on STP account models, but a few pips on ECN accounts.

#### Slippage

slippage refers to the difference between the trader’s expected price and the actual price at which the trade is executed. It occurs when market orders are placed during high fast-moving, highly volatile as well as when large orders are placed at a time.

The amount of money you will win or lose in a given amount of time can be assessed using the trading range table. This is a representation of the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in a currency pair.

#### 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.

#### GBP/THB Cost as a Percent of the Trading Range

The cost of trade 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 next sections.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 28 + 5 = 36

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 31 | Slippage = 3 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 31 + 0 = 34

The GBPTHB is an exotic-cross currency pair and is a normal ranging market. For instance, the average pip movement on the 1H timeframe is only 82 pips. Note that the higher the volatility, the lower is the cost of the trade. However, this is not an advantage as it is risky to trade highly volatile markets.

Also, the larger/smaller the percentages, the higher/lower are the costs on the trade. So, we can infer that the prices are higher for low volatile markets and high for highly volatile markets.

To reduce your risk, it is recommended to trade when the volatility is around the minimum values. The volatility here is low, and the costs are a little high compared to the average and the maximum values. But, if you’re priority is towards reducing costs, you may trade when the volatility of the market is around the maximum values.

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## Understanding The USD/THB Exotic Forex Pair

#### Introduction

USD/THB is the abbreviation for the US Dollar versus Thailand’s Thai Baht. It is an exotic currency pair which usually has high volatility and low trading volume. US Dollar, in this pair, is the base currency, and the Thai Baht is the quote currency.

#### Understanding USD/THB

The value of USDTHB represents the number of THB that are equivalent to one USD. It is quoted as 1 USD per X THB. So, if the market price of this pair is 30.98, then one has to produce 30.98 THB to buy one USD.

Spread is the difference between the bid and the ask price of the currency pair set by the brokers. It typically varies from broker to broker and also from the type of order execution. The spreads on ECN and STP accounts are as shown below.

ECN: 10 pips | STP: 11 pips

#### Fees

There is a fee associated with every trade you take. The fee is also referred to as the commission on the trade. Its value is usually a constant but varies from the type of execution model. The fee on STP accounts is nil, while there are a few pips of fee on ECN accounts.

#### Slippage

Slippage is the difference between the trader’s required price and the price at which his trade was executed. Since exotic pairs are highly volatile, the slippage is quite high.

Below we shoe a table representation of the minimum, average, and maximum pip movement in a currency pair. These values help us determine the profit or loss that can be made on a trade in a given amount of time. All you have to do is, multiply any one of the below values with the value per pip (\$32.26). The result is the potential profit gained or lost on the trade for one bar of the timeframe.

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

The cost as a trading range represents the cost variation in trade in different volatilities of the market. It is presented in percentages of the total range. Thus, it helps determine the best moments to enter the market to ensure lower costs.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 10 + 3 + 3 = 16

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 11 | Slippage = 3 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 11 + 3 + 0 = 14

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

Trading exotic pairs are different from trading the major and minor pairs. However, there are times when one can trade this pair by making attempts to reduce the costs.

The magnitude of the percentages represents the costs of the trade. The higher the percentages, the higher are the costs on the trade. It can be seen from tables that the costs are high on the min column and comparatively lower in the max column. This clearly means the costs are high during high volatilities and vice versa.

However, when it comes to determining the right time to trade, one must trade during those moments when the volatility is around the higher values because this will ensure pretty great volatility as well as low costs.

Furthermore, another simple way to reduce costs is by trading using limit/stop orders instead of market orders. Limit orders will eliminate the slippage and significantly reduce the total cost of the trade.

Finally, we can see that we must be pretty sure of the direction and extension of the trend to trade the USDTHB, and avoid trading it intraday. Using the daily chart and limit orders, we still would need almost 4 Hours of a positive movement (with the trade) to pay the costs. Therefore we practical setups would ask for at least 2-3 days of market action for propper reward-to-risk factors.