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# Understanding The EUR/EGP Exotic Currency Pair

#### Introduction

The Euro Area’s euro against the Egyptian Pound is abbreviated as EUREGP. This is an exotic-cross currency pair in the forex market. In this pair, the EUR is the base currency, and the EGP is the quote currency.

#### Understanding EUR/EGP

The market price of the EUREGP depicts the value of EGP that is equivalent to one euro. It is simply quoted as 1 EUR per X EGP. So, for example, if the market price of this pair is 17.8341, then exactly 17.8341 Egyptian Pounds is required to purchase one Euro.

The difference between the bid price and the ask price is referred to as the spread. These two values are set by the brokers. Hence, it is different for different brokers. The spread also varies based on how the orders are executed.

ECN: 100 pips | STP: 111 pips

#### Fees

The fee is simply the commission paid on the trade. There is no fee on STP execution model but a few pips on the ECN execution model. However, the fee absence on STP accounts is usually compensated by higher spreads.

#### Slippage

Slippage is the difference between the price which was wanted by the trader and the price the broker actually gave the trader. It is typically not possible for brokers to give the exact price intended by the traders due to reasons:

• Market volatility

Trading range is an illustration of the pip movement in a currency pair for different timeframes ranging from 1H to 1M. These volatility values help in assessing the risk involved in a trade. Basically, it acts as an effective risk management tool. Another application to it is discussed in the subsequent section.

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

This is a very helpful application of the trading range. In the cost as a percent of the trading range, we combine the volatility values with the total cost on the trade and observe how the cost varies for changing volatilities.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 10 + 100 + 3 = 113

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 111 | Slippage = 10 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 3 + 111 + 0 = 114