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#### Introduction

NZDCAD is the abbreviation for the currency pair New Zealand dollar against the Canadian dollar. It is referred to as a cross-currency pair. Here, NZD is the base currency, and CAD is the quote currency. In this article, we shall be going over everything you need to know about this currency. Firstly, let’s get started by understanding what the value of NZDCAD depicts.

Comprehending the value of a currency pair is simple. The value of NZDCAD determines the Canadian dollars that must be paid to buy one New Zealand dollar. It quoted as 1 NZD per X CAD. For example, if the current value of NZDCAD is 0.86595, then 0.86595 CAD is required to purchase one NZD.

Spread is the primary way through which brokers make revenue. They have a different price for buying and selling. The difference between these prices is called the spread. It varies from broker to broker and their execution type.

ECN: 1 | STP: 1.8

#### Fees

For every execution, there is a fee levied by the broker. This fee is also referred to as the commission on a trade. It is nil on STP accounts. And on ECN accounts, it is usually within 6 to 10 pips.

#### Slippage

Slippage is the variation in the price executed by you and the price you actually received. It happens on market orders. Slippage depends on two factors:

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

The trading range is a tabular representation of the pip movement in a currency pair in various timeframes. These values help in assessing the risk-on trade as it determines the minimum, average, and maximum profit that can be made 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.

Cost a percentage of the trading range is an excellent application of the above table. By manipulating the values with the total cost, the variations in costs in different at different volatilities and timeframes can be calculated. For this, the ratio between the total cost and pip movement is found out and represented in percentage.

#### ECN Model Account

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 2 + 1 + 1 = 4

#### STP Model Account

Spread = 1.8 | Slippage = 2 | Trading fee = 0

Total cost = Slippage + Spread + Trading Fee = 2 + 1.8 + 0 = 3.8

#### Comprehending the above tables

There are two variables here, namely, timeframe and volatility. By varying these two, the variation in the total cost is examined. Note that the higher the percentage, the higher is the cost on a trade and vice versa. From this, we can make out that the prices are high when the volatility is low. And prices are low when volatility is high. Also, as the timeframe widens, the cost decreases.