Trading Tools

Trading Tools

At ICM Capital we continuously strive to offer you services which can support you when trading with us. Below you will find a Pip Calculator which can 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 can 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 can help you to subscribe to the signal feeds of other traders via their MT4 platform.
 

Economic Calendar

GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
23:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (Feb) 29   35
23:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance 0.37T 0.14T 0.09T
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Jan) 12.2% 10.3% 9.3%
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Jan) 7.9% 8.3% 14.9%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Jan) -943B -1,002B 359B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 0.8%   0.7%
02:00 KRW Exports (YoY) (Feb) 22.3%    
02:00 KRW Imports (YoY) (Jan) 21.1%   20.9%
02:00 KRW Trade Balance (Jan) 3.60B   3.70B
04:00 IDR Car Sales (YoY) (Jan) 11.10%   -2.00%
09:00 EUR Current Account (Dec) 29.9B 30.5B 35.0B
09:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (Dec) 45.8B   40.1B
10:00 EUR Eurogroup Meetings      
11:35 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity (Dec) 1.41% 1.10% 0.49%
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.561%   -0.563%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.583%   -0.582%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.581%   -0.587%
18:45 GBP BoE Gov Carney Speaks         
21:45 NZD PPI Input (QoQ) (Q4) 0.9% 0.3% 1.0%
21:45 NZD PPI Output (QoQ) (Q4) 1.0% 0.4% 1.0%
22:15 AUD RBA Assist Gov Bullock Speaks         
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
07:00 CHF Trade Balance (Jan) 2.090B 2.780B 2.632B
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Jan) 2.1% 1.9% 2.3%
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.5% 0.5% 0.2%
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance -2.05B -1.80B -1.62B
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction -0.507%   -0.526%
10:00 EUR German ZEW Current Conditions (Feb) 92.3 93.9 95.2
10:00 EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Feb) 17.8 16.5 20.4
10:00 EUR EU Finance Ministers Meeting      
10:00 EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment 29.3 28.4 31.8
10:40 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction -0.510%   -0.610%
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Feb) 10 12 14
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Dec) -0.5% 0.4% 0.3%
14:45 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index -0.5%   5.9%
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Feb)   0.1 1.0 1.4
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 1.630%   1.570%
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 1.380%   1.360%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 1.820%   1.785%
18:00 USD 2-Year Note Auction 2.255%   2.066%
21:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Jan) 1.2%   2.2%
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.4%   0.1%
23:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM) -0.2%   0.2%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD Construction Work Done (QoQ) (Q4) -19.4% -10.1% 16.6%
00:30 AUD Wage Price Index (YoY) (Q4) 2.1% 2.2% 2.0%
00:30 AUD Wage Price Index (QoQ) (Q4) 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Feb)   54.0 55.2 54.8
01:10 JPY BOJ Board Member Funo Speaks         
04:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM) 0.5% 0.5% 1.0%
07:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Dec) 4.1% 4.0% 4.1%
08:00 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Feb)   56.1 58.1 58.4
08:00 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (Feb)   57.8 59.4 59.6
08:00 EUR French Services PMI (Feb)   57.9 59.1 59.2
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Jan) 4.1% 4.2% 4.2%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Jan) 4.4% 4.5% 4.7%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
08:30 EUR German Composite PMI (Feb)   57.4 58.5 59.0
08:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Feb)   60.3 60.6 61.1
08:30 EUR German Services PMI (Feb)   55.3 56.9 57.3
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Feb)   58.5 59.2 59.6
09:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (Feb)   57.5 58.5 58.8
09:00 EUR Services PMI (Feb)   56.7 57.7 58.0
09:30 GBP Average Earnings ex Bonus (Dec) 2.5% 2.4% 2.3%
09:30 GBP Average Earnings Index +Bonus (Dec) 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
09:30 GBP Claimant Count Change (Jan) -7.2K 2.3K 6.2K
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Jan) -11.62B -11.50B 0.28B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Jan) -26.379B   25.312B
09:30 GBP Unemployment Rate (Dec) 4.4% 4.3% 4.3%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 4.64%   4.57%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) -6.6%   -4.1%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 225.5   240.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 372.9   399.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 1,183.1   1,274.0
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 3.7%   2.8%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM) -0.7%   -1.1%
14:00 USD FOMC Member Harker Speaks         
14:15 GBP BoE Gov Carney Speaks         
14:15 GBP BoE MPC Member Haldane Speaks         
14:15 GBP MPC Member Tenreyro Speaks         
14:15 GBP Inflation Report Hearings         
14:15 GBP BoE MPC Member Broadbent Speaks         
14:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Feb)   55.9 55.4 55.5
14:45 USD Markit Composite PMI   55.9 54.4 53.8
14:45 USD Services PMI (Feb)   55.9 53.8 53.3
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Jan) 5.38M 5.61M 5.56M
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Jan) -3.2% 0.9% -2.8%
15:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows 1.92B   2.25B
18:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction 2.658%   2.434%
19:00 USD FOMC Meeting Minutes      
21:35 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock -0.907M 1.300M 3.947M
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying -553.1B   -967.3B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks 127.1B   -430.0B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:15 USD FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks         
02:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY) 4.6%   6.2%
05:15 USD FOMC Member Quarles Speaks         
07:45 EUR French Business Survey (Feb) 112 113 114
07:45 EUR French CPI (MoM) (Jan) -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
07:45 EUR French HICP (MoM) (Jan) -0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
07:45 EUR French HICP (YoY) (Jan) 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
08:15 CHF Industrial orders (Q4) 19.6%   9.7%
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Jan) 1.70%   1.70%
08:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Jan) 2.9%   2.9%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Dec) 6.9%   8.9%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Dec) 6.5%   0.4%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Dec) 2.50%   1.40%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Dec) 7.20%   5.10%
09:00 EUR German Business Expectations (Feb) 105.4 107.9 108.3
09:00 EUR German Current Assessment (Feb) 126.3 127.0 127.8
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Feb) 115.4 117.1 117.6
09:30 GBP Business Investment (YoY) (Q4)   2.1% 2.4% 1.7%
09:30 GBP Business Investment (QoQ) (Q4)   0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
09:30 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q4)   1.4% 1.5% 1.5%
09:30 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q4)   0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
09:30 GBP Index of Services 0.6% 0.4% 0.4%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Jan) 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Jan) -1.5% -1.6% -1.6%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Jan) 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Feb) 8 13 12
12:30 EUR ECB Publishes Account of Monetary Policy Meeting      
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,875K 1,930K 1,948K
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 222K 230K 229K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 226.00K   228.25K
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec) -1.8% 0.1% 1.7%
13:30 CAD Corporate Profits (QoQ) -1.9%   8.5%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec) -0.8% 0.0% 0.3%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (Feb) 0.30% 0.28% 0.17%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (Feb) 0.20% 0.24% 0.24%
14:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence 56.6   57.0
15:00 USD FOMC Member Dudley Speaks         
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage -124B -121B -194B
16:00 USD Crude Oil Inventories -1.616M 1.795M 1.841M
16:00 USD Crude Oil Imports -1.589M   -0.039M
16:00 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -2.664M   -3.642M
16:00 USD Distillate Fuel Production -0.322M   -0.318M
16:00 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -2.422M -1.460M -0.459M
16:00 USD Gasoline Production 0.515M   -0.493M
16:00 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles 0.503M   0.289M
16:00 USD Gasoline Inventories 0.261M -0.283M 3.599M
16:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (Feb) 17   16
16:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (Feb) 21 18 16
17:10 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
18:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction 2.839%   2.565%
20:30 USD FOMC Member Kaplan Speaks         
21:45 NZD Core Retail Sales (QoQ) 1.8% 0.7% 0.6%
21:45 NZD Retail Sales (QoQ) (Q4) 1.7% 1.4% 0.2%
21:45 NZD Retail Sales Quarterly Vs. Year Ago (Q4) 5.4%   4.1%
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Jan) 0.9% 0.8% 0.9%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Jan) 1.4% 1.3% 1.0%
23:30 JPY Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Feb)   0.8% 0.7%
23:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY) 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
05:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Jan)   0.4% 0.4%
07:00 EUR German GDP (YoY) (Q4)   2.3% 2.3%
07:00 EUR German GDP (QoQ) (Q4)   0.6% 0.8%
07:00 IDR Loans (YoY)     8.35%
08:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY)     1.8%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM) (Jan)     0.5%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY) (Jan)   1.0% 0.9%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Jan)   1.3% 1.3%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM) (Jan)   -0.9% 0.4%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Jan)     0.4%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Jan)     1.3%
11:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (Feb)     88.8
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     419.76B
12:00 GBP MPC Member Ramsden Speaks         
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.89% 3.02%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.42% 0.39%
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)     1.6%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Jan)     1.2%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Jan)     -0.5%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Jan)   0.4% -0.4%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Jan)   1.4% 1.9%
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)     1.9%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)     1.9%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Dec)   0.85% 0.70%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Dec)   1.85% 1.50%
14:00 MXN GDP (QoQ) (Q4)   0.9% -0.3%
14:00 MXN GDP (YoY) (Q4)   1.8% 1.5%
15:00 MXN Current Account (USD) (Q4)   -2,000M -5,528M
15:00 MXN Current Account % of GDP (Q4)     1.80%
15:15 USD FOMC Member Dudley Speaks         
15:15 USD FOMC Member Rosengren Speaks         
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW)     8.5%
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index     149.8
16:00 CAD Budget Balance     -2.84B
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     798
18:30 USD FOMC Member Mester Speaks         
18:30 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     14.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     44.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     712.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     175.6K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     179.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     8.7K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     32.5K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -19.9K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     9.1K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -115.5K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     2.2K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     127.3K
20:40 USD FOMC Member Williams Speaks         
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 CNY House Prices (YoY) (Jan)     5.3%

VPS Hosting for Forex Trading

This Virtual Private Server (VPS) is available for existing and new clients who maintain a balance of 4,000 USD or equivalent in EUR, GBP or SGD 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, one of the global leaders in VPS 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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Key Features

  • Free for accounts that maintain a 4,000 USD balance or equivalent in EUR, GBP or SGD
  • 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 help reduce the chance of such a scenario, forex traders usually implement a strict trading style that includes the use of stop and limit orders.

To help 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 can be an ideal way for you to enter an exciting market that has a Daily turnover of over USD 5 trillion a day (as of April 2016). 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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Key Features

  • 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

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 can 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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