Trading Tools

Trading Tools

At ICM Capital we continuously strive to offer you services which will support you when trading with us. Below you will find a Pip Calculator which will help you to calculate the value of a pip depending on the currency pair and the lot size of your transaction. You will also find a Pivot Calculator which is simple to use and designed to calculate Pivot Points in just seconds. After that, you will have access to the Economic Calendar which will help you to track the occurrence of market-moving events. Also, you will have the opportunity to use the Trading Signals on MT4 which will help you to subscribe to the signal feeds of other traders via their MT4 platform.
 

Economic Calendar

GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
16:00 EUR German Federal Election      
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     52.2
05:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Aug)   0.6% 0.6%
08:00 EUR German Business Expectations (Sep)   107.9 107.9
08:00 EUR German Current Assessment (Sep)   124.8 124.6
08:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Sep)   116.0 115.9
12:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Aug)     -0.01
13:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Jul)     2.40%
13:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Jul)   0.25% 0.50%
13:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction     -0.586%
13:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction     -0.619%
13:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction     -0.627%
14:30 USD Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index (Sep)     17.0
21:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (Sep)     110
21:45 NZD Exports (Aug)     4.63B
21:45 NZD Imports (Aug)     4.55B
21:45 NZD Trade Balance (MoM) (Aug)     85M
21:45 NZD Trade Balance (YoY) (Aug)     -3,210M
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:00 NZD ANZ Business Confidence (Sep)     18.3
01:00 NZD NBNZ Own Activity (Sep)     38.2%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Aug)   14.2% 21.0%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Aug)   -0.4% 1.0%
06:00 EUR German Import Price Index (MoM) (Aug)     -0.4%
06:00 EUR German Import Price Index (YoY) (Aug)   2.1% 1.9%
06:45 EUR French Business Survey (Sep)     111
08:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Aug)     4.53B
08:30 GBP BBA Mortgage Approvals   41.7K 41.6K
08:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Aug)     7.3%
08:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Aug)     5.5%
12:55 USD Redbook (MoM)     0.1%
12:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     3.6%
13:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 s.a. (MoM) (Jul)   0.2% 0.1%
13:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (YoY) (Jul)   5.8% 5.7%
13:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (MoM) (Jul)   0.7% 0.7%
13:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Aug)     3.20%
13:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Aug)   3.50% 3.40%
13:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Aug)   -3.20B -3.40B
13:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Aug)     4.10B
14:00 USD CB Consumer Confidence (Sep)   120.0 122.9
14:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Aug)   3.3% -9.4%
14:00 USD New Home Sales (Aug)   585K 571K
14:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Index (Sep)     14
14:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (Sep)     8
14:00 USD Richmond Services Index (Sep)     22
14:30 USD Dallas Fed Services Revenues (Sep)     14.2
14:30 USD Texas Services Sector Outlook (Sep)     15.1
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
06:00 CHF Consumption Indicator (Aug)     1.38
06:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Jul)   4.2% 4.3%
06:45 EUR French Consumer Confidence (Sep)   103 103
08:00 EUR Italian Business Confidence (Sep)   108.3 108.1
08:00 EUR Italian Consumer Confidence (Sep)   110.7 110.8
08:00 CHF ZEW Expectations (Sep)     25.0
08:00 EUR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Aug)   4.6% 4.5%
08:30 GBP Business Investment (YoY) (Q2)      
08:30 GBP Business Investment (QoQ) (Q2)      
08:30 GBP Current Account (Q2)   -15.8B -16.9B
08:30 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q2)   1.7% 1.7%
08:30 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   0.3% 0.3%
08:35 INR M3 Money Supply     6.6%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Jul)     13.7%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Jul)     4.3%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Jul)     7.60%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Jul)     1.50%
10:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Sep)   -10 -10
11:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     4.04%
11:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     224.7
11:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     417.5
11:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     1,497.8
12:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Aug)   0.2% 0.6%
12:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Aug)   1.0% -6.8%
12:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Aug)     -7.8%
12:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Aug)   0.3% 1.0%
13:00 MXN Trade Balance (Aug)   -0.816B -1.523B
13:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Aug)     -0.691B
14:00 USD Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Aug)   -0.5% -0.8%
14:00 USD Pending Home Sales Index (Aug)     109.1
14:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories     4.591M
14:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     0.734M
14:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     0.703M
14:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     0.570M
14:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks     -5.693M
14:30 USD Gasoline Production     -0.095M
14:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     -0.627M
14:30 USD Gasoline Inventories     -2.125M
14:30 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Aug)     -0.6%
15:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     2.16B
20:00 NZD RBNZ Interest Rate Decision     1.75%
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     381.8B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     -918.6B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
06:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate (Oct)   11.0 10.9
06:00 NOK Credit Indicator (YoY) (Aug)     5.7%
07:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY) (Sep)   2.1% 2.0%
07:00 EUR Spanish Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug)   2.4% 1.1%
09:00 EUR Business and Consumer Survey (Sep)   112.0 111.9
09:00 EUR Business Climate (Sep)   1.1 1.1
09:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Sep)   -1.2 -1.2
09:00 EUR Consumer Inflation Expectation (Sep)     11.6
09:00 EUR Selling Price Expectations (Sep)     8.3
09:00 EUR Services Sentiment (Sep)   14.9 14.9
09:00 EUR Industrial Sentiment (Sep)   5.1 5.1
09:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Aug)   0.3% 0.5%
09:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Aug)   4.1% 3.6%
12:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Sep)   1.8% 1.8%
12:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Sep)   0.1% 0.1%
12:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Sep)   1.8% 1.8%
12:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Sep)   0.1% 0.2%
12:00 BRL IGP-M Inflation Index (MoM) (Sep)   0.12% 0.10%
12:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,990K 1,980K
12:30 USD Core PCE Prices (Q2)   0.90% 0.90%
12:30 USD Corporate Profits (QoQ) (Q2)     0.8%
12:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   3.0% 3.0%
12:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q2)   1.0% 1.0%
12:30 USD GDP Sales (Q2)   3.0% 3.0%
12:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Aug)     -63.86B
12:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   270K 259K
12:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     268.75K
12:30 USD PCE Prices (Q2)   0.3% 0.3%
12:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q2)     3.3%
14:30 USD Natural Gas Storage     97B
15:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (Sep)     16
15:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (Sep)     22
18:00 MXN Interest Rate Decision (Sep)     7.00%
21:00 KRW Manufacturing BSI Index (Oct)     84
21:45 NZD Building Consents (MoM) (Aug)     -0.7%
23:00 KRW Industrial Production (MoM) (Aug)     1.9%
23:00 KRW Industrial Production (YoY) (Aug)     0.1%
23:00 KRW Service Sector Output (MoM) (Aug)     0.6%
23:01 GBP GfK Consumer Confidence (Sep)   -11 -10
23:30 JPY Household Spending (MoM) (Aug)   -0.2% -1.9%
23:30 JPY Household Spending (YoY) (Aug)   1.0% -0.2%
23:30 JPY Jobs/applications ratio (Aug)   1.53 1.52
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Aug)   0.7% 0.5%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Aug)     0.4%
23:30 JPY Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Sep)   0.5% 0.4%
23:30 JPY Tokyo CPI (YoY) (Sep)     0.5%
23:30 JPY Unemployment Rate (Aug)   2.8% 2.8%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Aug)   1.9% -0.8%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) (Sep)     6.0%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 2m ahead (MoM) (Oct)     -3.1%
23:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug)   2.6% 1.8%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 AUD Housing Credit (Aug)     0.5%
01:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Aug)     0.5%
02:00 SGD Bank Lending (Aug)     632.6B
02:37 HKD M3 Money Supply (Aug)     15.8%
03:19 INR Foreign Debt (USD) (Q2)     471.9B
05:00 JPY Construction Orders (YoY) (Aug)     14.9%
05:00 JPY Housing Starts (YoY) (Aug)   0.9% -2.3%
05:00 IDR M2 Money Supply (YoY) (Aug)     9.20%
06:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (MoM) (Sep)   0.2% -0.1%
06:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (YoY) (Sep)   2.0% 2.1%
06:00 EUR German Import Price Index (MoM) (Aug)     -0.4%
06:00 EUR German Import Price Index (YoY) (Aug)   2.1% 1.9%
06:00 EUR German Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug)   3.3% 2.7%
06:00 EUR German Retail Sales (MoM) (Aug)   0.5% -1.2%
06:00 NOK Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Aug)   0.3% 0.4%
06:00 ZAR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Aug)   6.50% 6.81%
06:00 ZAR Private Sector Credit (Aug)   5.90% 5.71%
06:45 EUR French Consumer Spending (MoM) (Aug)   0.3% 0.7%
06:45 EUR French PPI (MoM) (Aug)     0.1%
07:00 CHF KOF Leading Indicators (Sep)   107.0 104.1
08:00 EUR German Unemployment Change (Sep)   -5K -5K
08:00 EUR German Unemployment Rate (Sep)   5.7% 5.7%
08:00 EUR German Unemployment (Sep)     2.532M
08:00 EUR German Unemployment n.s.a. (Sep)     2.545M
08:00 EUR Spanish Current account (Jul)     1.41B
08:00 NOK Central Bank Currency Purchase (Oct)     -650.0M
08:00 NOK Unemployment Change (Sep)     91.83K
08:00 NOK Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Sep)   2.50% 2.70%
08:30 GBP BoE Consumer Credit (Aug)   1.300B 1.179B
08:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (MoM) (Aug)     0.5%
08:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (Aug)   67.75K 68.69K
08:30 GBP Mortgage Lending (Aug)   3.60B 3.60B
09:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Sep)   -0.2% 0.3%
09:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Sep)   1.2% 1.2%
09:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Sep)   1.8% 0.1%
09:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Sep)   1.3% 1.4%
10:00 EUR Italian PPI (MoM) (Aug)      
10:00 EUR Italian PPI (YoY) (Aug)     1.0%
10:00 INR Federal Fiscal Deficit (Aug)     5,048.96B
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Sep)   1.6% 1.5%
11:30 INR Infrastructure Output (YoY) (Aug)     2.4%
12:00 ZAR Trade Balance (Aug)   3.20B 8.99B
12:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Aug)   0.2% 0.1%
12:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Aug)     1.4%
12:30 USD Personal Income (MoM) (Aug)   0.2% 0.4%
12:30 USD Personal Spending (MoM) (Aug)   0.1% 0.3%
12:30 USD Real Personal Consumption (MoM) (Aug)     0.2%
12:30 CAD GDP (MoM) (Jul)   0.1% 0.3%
12:30 CAD IPPI (MoM) (Aug)     -1.5%
12:30 CAD IPPI (YoY) (Aug)     1.3%
12:30 CAD RMPI (YoY) (Aug)     4.5%
12:30 CAD RMPI (MoM) (Aug)     -0.6%
13:00 USD Dallas Fed PCE (Aug)     1.40%
13:30 BRL Debt-to-GDP ratio (Aug)     50.1%
13:30 BRL Budget Balance (Aug)   -47.400B -44.620B
13:30 BRL Budget Surplus (Aug)     -16.100B
13:45 USD Chicago PMI (Sep)   58.5 58.9
14:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Sep)     2.60%
14:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Sep)   83.2 83.4
14:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Sep)   95.3 95.3
14:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Sep)   113.7 113.9
14:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Sep)     2.7%
21:00 MXN Fiscal Balance (Aug)     -22.56B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:00 CNY Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     51.7
01:00 CNY Non-Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     53.4
01:45 CNY Caixin Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     13.5

VPS Hosting for Forex Trading

This VPS is available for existing and new clients who maintain a balance of 4,000 USD in their account. It allows Expert Advisors to be installed and run without interruption 24 hours a day whenever the markets are open. We've chosen to partner with Beeks FX which is a global leader in VPS service solutions. If you are a FX trader who wants access to one of the fastest VPS services in the industry then you can get it with ICM Capital.

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Advantages

  • Free for accounts that maintain a 4,000 USD balance
  • Increases the speed of your trades
  • No required number of lots to be traded
  • 24/7 technical support directly with the hosting company
  • Compatible with Expert Advisors
  • Accessible from anywhere in the world
  • Reduces Latency
  • Reduces slippage
  • Improves tick count

Specifications

  • 1152 mb ram
  • 1 vcpu
  • 17gb hdd
  • Windows 2012

What is Pip?

A pip is the minimum price fluctuation of the instrument being priced. At ICM Capital we have introduced five digit quotes to allow our clients to benefit from smaller price increments and moves in the market. For instance, Instead of quoting prices with four digits. i.e EURUSD 1.3151/1.3153, we quote the pair at a lower spread of 1.3 as 1.31508/1.31524.

What is a lot?

A Forex Lot is the amount of currency you buy or sell. Say for example you wish to 100,000 USD, 100,000 is basically your trade size. Forex Lot is basically representation of Trade Size in a different format. A Standard Lot would represent 100,000 of any currency.

EUR 100,000 = 1 Standard Lot Euro

ICM Capital offers leverage of 1:200. Although the ability to earn significant profits by using leverage is substantial, leverage can also work against investors. For example, if the currency underlying one of your trades moves against you, leverage will greatly amplify the potential losses. To avoid such scenario, forex traders usually implement a strict trading style that includes the use of stop and limit orders.

To ensure accuracy please make sure the numbers you enter are in the correct format and include the correct amount of digits, for example EUR/USD we quote the pair at a lower fixed spread of 1.6 at say 1.31508/1.31524 with five digits not four 1.3151/1.3153.

In order to calculate the pivot point you must take the Open, High, Low and Close price which can be found in the MetaTrader 4 platform by using the 'Crosshair' (the + sign on the top left hand corner) and moving it over the chart.

What is a Trailing Stop?

A Trailing Stop causes the level of the Stop Loss to trail the price level of a Buy or Sell position. Using a specified algorithm a Trailing Stop allows traders to maintain their open position and continue to achieve profits as long as the price moves in their favoured direction. Once Trailing Stops have been fixed they don't have to be altered manually, as a stop loss does.

Will the Trailing Stop work when I am offline?

Ensure that the MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal is running and that your device is connected to the internet when placing a Trailing Stop order, as it will only remain active when you are online. Once you close your trading platform your Trailing Stop order will be deactivated, while your Stop Loss order will remain active if it was placed before the Trailing Stop.

If you are new to Forex trading then Micro lots are the ideal way for you to enter an exciting market that has a daily turnover of over USD 5 trillion a day. In Forex trading the minimum contract size for a micro account is 0.01 of a lot, which is equal to 1,000 units of the base currency.

At ICM Capital we do not treat clients differently depending on their deposit size, so this type of trading is open to all clients and is available on both our demo and live MT4 platforms.

We aim to continuously improve your trading environment and offer you the best possible service. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our award-winning Client Services team.

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Advantages

  • Start and stop following Signal Providers in a matter of minutes
  • Signal Providers which you follow can be stopped at any time
  • Follow multiple traders at once to diversify your strategies
  • Trades are directly linked to clients own platform and continue to be placed even when they are away from the platform
  • Demo version is available before going live

How to Access Trading Signals?

Becoming a Signal Provider

ICM Capital’s advanced traders with a successful trading strategy can use Trading Signals to their advantage. Simply register here as a ‘Seller’ by filling in the requested data in the registration form. Once registration is complete you can sell your signals to thousands of subscribers around the world. Please note there are no costs to register as a Signal Provider however it takes 30 days for your track record to be verified by MetaQuotes before you can add a fee to your service.

Click here for the user guide on becoming a Signal Provider: User guide

How are Trading Signals secure?

MetaQuotes has designed this advanced software to ensure each trade features a digital signature that prevents the trade from being copied incorrectly. Trades triggered by a provider’s signals are copied on the subscriber’s account in a way that reflects the money management rules used by the signal provider. Signal Providers are paid a fixed monthly subscription fee.

How do I choose a signal provider?

Choose a signal provider which is using a Live Account and see how many trades have been executed. Generally, if a signal provider has performed 100 or more trades it shows that this is an active account. Clients should be aware of the drawdown percentage, less than 30% is thought to be ideal. Follow traders with a steady growth rate. If the growth is high very quickly, the signal provider may be trading in a high-risk manner. Finally, you may find that paid signals are more reliable in the long run. If you choose to follow a Signal Provider who charges for the signals, you can be sure that the Signal Provider has partaken in a 30 day trial period and has been verified by MetaQuotes before being able to start charging for the owned signals.

How do I manage my risk with Trading Signals?

Manage each signal you are following as if it were an individual trade and ensure, when you subscribe to a Signal Provider that you set parameters to manage your risk on each trade. Have a strategy in place to choose how much of your account is dedicated to each Signal Provider. Ensure within your strategy you have a clear exit tactic and have rules in place for when you will stop following each signal.

Disclaimer
MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a respected third party software development company however the information provided should not be considered as trading advice. ICM Capital provides the opportunity for clients to follow trading signals to support clients in their trades, however each Signal Provider should be independently evaluated. ICM Capital will not accept liability for any loss or damage, including without limitation to, any loss of profit, which may arise directly or indirectly from use of or reliance on such information.
 
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