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.
23:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 0.1%   -0.4%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (MoM) (Jun) -2.70% -2.10% 9.40%
00:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (YoY) (Jun) 8.20% 4.10% 0.40%
00:30 SGD Trade Balance 6.400B   5.400B
02:00 CNY Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) (Jun) 8.6% 8.5% 8.6%
02:00 CNY GDP (YoY) (Q2) 6.9% 6.8% 6.9%
02:00 CNY GDP (QoQ) (Q2) 1.7% 1.7% 1.3%
02:00 CNY Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun) 7.6% 6.5% 6.5%
02:00 CNY Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun) 11.0% 10.6% 10.7%
04:00 IDR Export Growth (YoY) (Jun) -11.82% 7.53% 24.08%
04:00 IDR Import Growth (YoY) (Jun) -17.21% 8.87% 24.03%
04:00 IDR Trade Balance (Jun) 1.63B 0.82B 0.47B
09:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.2%   -0.1%
09:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
09:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Jun) 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
09:00 EUR CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% 0.0% -0.1%
09:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Jun) 0.0%   -0.1%
09:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Jun) 1.2%   1.4%
12:30 USD NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Jul) 9.80 15.00 19.80
12:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases (May) 29.46B 9.80B 10.61B
12:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians (May) 4.37B   -9.87B
13:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.542%   -0.550%
13:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.576%   -0.593%
13:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.536%   -0.551%
15:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 1.050%   1.040%
15:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 1.105%   1.125%
22:45 NZD CPI (QoQ) (Q2) 0.0% 0.2% 1.0%
22:45 NZD CPI (YoY) (Q2) 1.7% 1.9% 2.2%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
01:30 AUD New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) (Jun) 1.2%   2.9%
01:30 CNY House Prices (YoY) (Jun) 10.2%   10.4%
03:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Jun) 58.60%   58.70%
08:30 GBP Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.4% 2.6% 2.6%
08:30 GBP Core PPI Output (YoY) (Jun) 2.9% 2.8% 2.8%
08:30 GBP Core PPI Output (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
08:30 GBP Core RPI (YoY) (Jun) 3.8% 3.8% 3.9%
08:30 GBP Core RPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.3%   0.4%
08:30 GBP CPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.6% 2.9% 2.9%
08:30 GBP CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
08:30 GBP House Price Index (YoY) 4.7% 3.2% 5.3%
08:30 GBP PPI Input (MoM) (Jun) -0.4% -1.0% -0.7%
08:30 GBP PPI Input (YoY) (Jun) 9.9% 8.8% 12.1%
08:30 GBP PPI Output (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
08:30 GBP PPI Output (YoY) (Jun) 3.3% 3.3% 3.6%
08:30 GBP RPI (YoY) (Jun) 3.5% 3.6% 3.7%
08:30 GBP RPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
08:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Jun) 3.1%   3.2%
08:50 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction -0.488%   -0.425%
09:00 EUR German ZEW Current Conditions (Jul) 86.4 88.0 88.0
09:00 EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Jul) 17.5 18.0 18.6
09:00 EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment 35.6 37.2 37.7
12:30 USD Export Price Index (MoM) (Jun) -0.2% 0.0% -0.5%
12:30 USD Import Price Index (MoM) (Jun) -0.2% -0.2% -0.1%
12:55 USD Redbook (MoM) -1.3%   -1.1%
12:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 2.0%   2.4%
13:30 GBP BoE Gov Carney Speaks         
14:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index (Jul) 64 67 66
14:40 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index 0.2%   -0.4%
15:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 0.955%   0.950%
15:30 USD 52-Week Bill Auction 1.190%   1.215%
20:00 USD US Foreign Buying, T-bonds (May) 46.40B   -22.50B
20:00 USD Overall Net Capital Flow (May) 57.30B   74.40B
20:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions (May) 91.9B 20.3B 9.7B
20:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions including Swaps (May) 77.40B   -3.40B
20:35 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock 1.628M -3.500M -8.133M
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Jun) -0.4%   -0.3%
21:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.8%   3.4%
23:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (Jul) 26   26
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM) -0.1%   0.0%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.4% 0.3% 0.1%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 4.8% 4.7% 4.8%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Jun) 5.1% 5.2% 5.4%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
09:35 GBP 5-Year Treasury Gilt Auction 0.769%   0.462%
09:35 EUR German 30-Year Bund Auction 1.290%   1.020%
11:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 4.22%   4.22%
11:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) 6.3%   -7.4%
11:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 245.5   242.8
11:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 416.7   391.9
11:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 1,367.8   1,210.5
11:00 ZAR Retail Sales (YoY) (May) 1.7% -0.3% 2.0%
12:00 INR M3 Money Supply     7.4%
12:30 USD Building Permits (MoM) (Jun) 7.4% 3.0% -4.9%
12:30 USD Building Permits (Jun) 1.254M 1.200M 1.168M
12:30 USD Housing Starts (Jun) 1.215M 1.155M 1.122M
12:30 USD Housing Starts (MoM) (Jun) 8.3% 5.8% -2.8%
12:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM) (May) 1.1% 0.8% 0.4%
14:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories -4.727M -3.214M -7.564M
14:30 USD Crude Oil Imports 0.576M   -0.282M
14:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -0.023M   -1.948M
14:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production -0.404M   0.249M
14:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -2.137M 1.229M 3.131M
14:30 USD Gasoline Production -0.373M   0.104M
14:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles 0.073M   -0.199M
14:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -4.445M -0.655M -1.647M
15:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows -2.95B   -1.19B
23:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance 0.08T 0.12T 0.12T
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Jun) 9.7% 9.5% 14.9%
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Jun) 15.5% 14.6% 17.8%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Jun) 440B 485B -203B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 AUD Employment Change (Jun) 14.0K 15.0K 38.0K
01:30 AUD Full Employment Change (Jun) 62.0K   53.4K
01:30 AUD NAB Quarterly Business Confidence 7   7
01:30 AUD Participation Rate (Jun) 65.0% 64.9% 64.9%
01:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (Jun) 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
03:10 JPY BoJ Monetary Policy Statement (YoY)      
03:10 JPY BoJ Outlook Report (YoY)      
03:10 JPY BoJ Interest Rate Decision -0.10% -0.10% -0.10%
04:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM) -0.9% -0.8% 2.3%
06:00 CHF Trade Balance (Jun) 2.813B 2.890B 3.388B
06:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.4% 2.3% 2.8%
06:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% -0.1% -0.2%
06:30 JPY BoJ Press Conference         
08:00 EUR Current Account (May) 30.1B 23.3B 23.5B
08:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (May) 18.3B   22.8B
08:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun) 0.9% 0.5% -1.5%
08:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun) 3.0% 2.5% 0.6%
08:30 GBP Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun) 0.6% 0.4% -1.1%
08:30 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun) 2.9% 2.5% 0.9%
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Jun) 1.90%   2.00%
08:50 EUR Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction 1.649%   1.395%
08:50 EUR Spanish 3-Year Bonos Auction 0.026%   0.021%
08:50 EUR Spanish 5-Year Bonos Auction 0.314%   0.337%
09:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction -0.41%   -0.48%
09:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction -0.04%   -0.22%
11:45 EUR Deposit Facility Rate -0.40% -0.40% -0.40%
11:45 EUR ECB Interest Rate Decision (Jul) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Jul) -0.18% -0.09% 0.16%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Jul) 2.78% 2.87% 3.52%
12:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,977K 1,950K 1,949K
12:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 233K 245K 248K
12:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 243.75K   246.00K
12:30 USD Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Jul) 19.5 24.0 27.6
12:30 USD Philly Fed Business Conditions (Jul) 36.9   31.3
12:30 USD Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Jul) 42.00   28.60
12:30 USD Philly Fed Employment (Jul) 10.9   16.1
12:30 USD Philly Fed New Orders (Jul) 2.1   25.9
12:30 USD Philly Fed Prices Paid (Jul) 19.10   23.60
12:30 EUR ECB Press Conference         
13:00 ZAR Interest Rate Decision (Jul) 6.75% 7.00% 7.00%
13:00 ZAR Prime Rate (Jul) 10.25%   10.50%
13:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence 47.6   47.0
14:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Jul)   -1.7 -1.1 -1.0
14:30 USD Natural Gas Storage 28B 32B 57B
17:00 USD 10-Year TIPS Auction 0.489%   0.420%
22:45 NZD External Migration & Visitors (Jun) 17.30%   8.00%
22:45 NZD Permanent/Long-Term Migration (Jun) 6,350   5,940
22:45 NZD Visitor Arrivals (MoM) 5.1%   -1.4%
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying 947.8B   805.8B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks 341.0B   -35.2B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
03:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY) 8.3%   7.6%
03:40 AUD RBA Assist Gov Debelle Speaks         
08:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance -1.40B   -1.20B
08:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Jun) 6.28B 4.30B 6.39B
08:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Jun) 18.283B   13.438B
10:30 IDR Interest Rate Decision   4.75% 4.75%
10:30 IDR Deposit Facility Rate (Jul)   4.00% 4.00%
10:30 IDR Lending Facility Rate (Jul)   5.50% 5.50%
11:30 INR Bank Loan Growth     6.0%
11:30 INR Deposit Growth     11.1%
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     386.38B
12:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Jun)     0.1%
12:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Jun)     0.9%
12:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (May)   0.3% 1.5%
12:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Jun)   1.0% 1.3%
12:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Jun)   -0.1% 0.1%
12:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (May)   0.2% 0.8%
13:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Jun)   3.50% 3.50%
13:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Jun)   3.50% 3.60%
13:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Jun)   1.33B 2.90B
13:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Jun)   2.80B 2.93B
14:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW)     2.4%
14:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index     143.9
17:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     765
19:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -24.1K
19:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     12.0K
19:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     358.0K
19:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     60.3K
19:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     78.6K
19:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     14.0K
19:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -8.6K
19:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     97.9K
19:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     0.2K
19:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     36.8K
19:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -112.0K
19:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     31.9K
19:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     83.8K

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 fixed spread 1.6 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 buy 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 an advanced leverage of 1:500. 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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