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.
00:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 2.3%   -0.9%
01:30 CNY PBoC Loan Prime Rate 4.15%   4.15%
04:30 JPY Capacity Utilization (MoM) (Nov) -0.3% -0.7% -4.5%
04:30 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Nov) -1.0% -0.9% -4.5%
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.1% 0.2% 0.0%
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Dec) -0.2% -0.2% -0.7%
07:00 NOK Industrial Confidence (Q4) 0.7 3.9 2.3
08:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Dec) 3.3% 3.2% 3.2%
11:00 EUR German Buba Monthly Report      
11:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:00 CHF World Economic Forum Annual Meetings         
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.576%   -0.583%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.580%   -0.590%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.576%   -0.589%
18:30 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.3% -0.1% -0.1%
21:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Dec) 0.7% 0.2% -0.1%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Dec) 48.90%   49.60%
03:00 JPY BoJ Outlook Report (YoY)      
03:00 JPY BoJ Interest Rate Decision -0.10% -0.10% -0.10%
07:00 CNY FDI 5.80%   6.00%
07:30 CHF World Economic Forum Annual Meetings         
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Dec) 2.90% 3.00% 3.00%
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance -1.86B   -2.58B
09:30 GBP Average Earnings ex Bonus (Nov) 3.4% 3.4% 3.5%
09:30 GBP Average Earnings Index +Bonus (Nov) 3.2% 3.1% 3.2%
09:30 GBP Claimant Count Change (Dec) 14.9K 22.6K 14.9K
09:30 GBP Employment Change 3M/3M (MoM) (Nov) 208K 110K 24K
09:30 GBP Unemployment Rate (Nov) 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction -0.499%   -0.584%
10:00 EUR German ZEW Current Conditions (Jan) -9.5 -13.5 -19.9
10:00 EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Jan) 26.7 15.0 10.7
10:00 EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment (Jan) 25.6 5.5 11.2
10:30 USD U.S. President Trump Speaks         
10:40 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction -0.580%   -0.640%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Dec) 3.10% 3.50% 3.50%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Dec) 2.90%   3.40%
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM) (Nov) -0.6% -0.3% -0.2%
15:20 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index 1.7% -0.3% 2.8%
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 1.530%   1.530%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 1.520%   1.530%
18:00 BRL Federal Tax Revenue     125.16B
23:00 KRW GDP (QoQ) (Q4)     0.8% 0.4%
23:00 KRW GDP (YoY) (Q4)     1.9% 2.0%
23:30 AUD Westpac Consumer Sentiment (Jan)   -0.8% -1.9%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
07:00 IDR Motorbike Sales (YoY)     -8.30%
07:45 EUR French Business Survey (Jan)   101 102
08:00 CHF World Economic Forum Annual Meetings         
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.2% 0.1%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)   3.8% 3.9%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.3% 0.1%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Dec)   4.0% 3.6%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Nov)   0.0% 0.6%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Nov)   -2.4% -1.5%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Nov)   -0.80% 0.60%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Nov)   -0.40% -0.20%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Dec)   2.9% 0.8%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec)   0.7% -0.6%
09:30 GBP Gross Mortgage Approvals     43.7K
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Dec)   4.60B 4.88B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Dec)     9.862B
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Dec)   2.6% 1.0%
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Jan)   -23 -28
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     3.87%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     30.2%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     303.9
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     613.6
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     2,444.7
13:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Dec)     0.56
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)     1.9%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Dec)     -0.2%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)   1.9% 1.9%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.1% -0.1%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Dec)   2.2% 2.2%
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)     2.4%
13:30 CAD New Housing Price Index (MoM) (Dec)   0.0% -0.1%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)     2.2%
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Nov)   -0.3% -1.1%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     5.0%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM)     -0.2%
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Nov)     5.0%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Nov)   0.2% 0.2%
14:00 USD House Price Index (Nov)     280.2
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Dec)   1.3% -1.7%
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Dec)   5.43M 5.35M
15:00 CAD BoC Monetary Policy Report      
15:00 CAD BoC Rate Statement      
15:00 CAD BoC Interest Rate Decision   1.75% 1.75%
16:15 CAD BOC Press Conference         
17:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     1.110B
18:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs     99.23K
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     1.100M
21:45 NZD External Migration & Visitors (Nov)   -3.20% 0.10%
21:45 NZD Permanent/Long-Term Migration (Nov)     4,120
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Dec)   -4.2% -7.9%
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     2,322.4B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     -16.4B
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Dec)   -3.4% -15.7%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Dec)   -150.0B -85.2B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD MI Inflation Expectations   3.8% 4.0%
00:30 AUD Employment Change (Dec)   15.0K 39.9K
00:30 AUD Full Employment Change (Dec)     4.2K
00:30 AUD Participation Rate (Dec)   66.0% 66.0%
00:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (Dec)   5.2% 5.2%
04:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM)   -0.1% -4.3%
05:00 JPY Leading Index   90.9 91.6
05:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Dec)   0.7% 0.6%
07:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Nov)   3.8% 3.8%
07:30 IDR Interest Rate Decision     5.00%
07:30 IDR Deposit Facility Rate     4.25%
07:30 IDR Lending Facility Rate     5.75%
08:00 CHF World Economic Forum Annual Meetings         
09:00 NOK Interest Rate Decision   1.50% 1.50%
09:40 EUR Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction     0.440%
10:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction     -0.58%
10:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction     -0.49%
10:40 EUR Spanish 3-Year Bonos Auction     -0.391%
10:40 EUR Spanish 5-Year Bonos Auction     -0.103%
12:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (Jan)   0.40% 0.36%
12:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (Jan)   0.48% 0.35%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Jan)     1.05%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Jan)     3.91%
12:45 EUR Deposit Facility Rate (Jan)   -0.50% -0.50%
12:45 EUR ECB Marginal Lending Facility     0.25%
12:45 EUR ECB Monetary Policy Statement      
12:45 EUR ECB Interest Rate Decision (Jan)   0.00% 0.00%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,746K 1,767K
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   215K 204K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     216.25K
13:30 EUR ECB Press Conference         
15:00 USD US Leading Index (MoM) (Dec)   0.1% 0.0%
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Jan)     -7.8 -8.1
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage     -109B
16:00 USD Crude Oil Inventories     -2.549M
16:00 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW)     0.076M
16:00 USD Crude Oil Imports     -0.595M
16:00 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     0.342M
16:00 USD Distillate Fuel Production     -0.105M
16:00 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   1.214M 8.171M
16:00 USD Gasoline Production     0.394M
16:00 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     -0.168M
16:00 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW)   -0.1% -0.8%
16:00 USD Gasoline Inventories   3.386M 6.678M
16:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (Jan)     -8
16:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (Jan)   -6 -7
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     1.505%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction     1.530%
18:00 USD 10-Year TIPS Auction     0.149%
21:45 NZD CPI (QoQ) (Q4)   0.4% 0.7%
21:45 NZD CPI (YoY) (Q4)   1.8% 1.5%
22:00 AUD Manufacturing PMI     49.0 49.2
22:00 AUD Services PMI     49.5 49.8
23:30 JPY CPI, n.s.a (MoM) (Dec)     0.1%
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)   0.7% 0.5%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Dec)     0.5%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Jan)       48.4
00:30 JPY Services PMI       49.4
00:30 SGD URA Property Index (QoQ) (Q4)     1.30%
02:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY)     4.5%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Dec)   0.8% -9.3%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Dec)   1.1% -9.4%
08:00 CHF World Economic Forum Annual Meetings         
08:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY)     -2.3%
08:15 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     50.6 50.4
08:15 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (Jan)     52.0 52.0
08:15 EUR French Services PMI (Jan)     52.2 52.4
08:30 EUR German Composite PMI (Jan)     50.5 50.2
08:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     44.5 43.7
08:30 EUR German Services PMI (Jan)     53.0 52.9
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Dec)     4.16B
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Jan)   95.5 96.3
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     46.8 46.3
09:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (Jan)     51.2 50.9
09:00 EUR Services PMI (Jan)     52.8 52.8
09:30 GBP Composite PMI     50.5 49.3
09:30 GBP Manufacturing PMI     47.6 47.5
09:30 GBP Services PMI     49.4 50.0
09:30 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
11:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (Jan)     91.6
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     461.21B
12:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Nov)     -0.80%
12:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Nov)     -0.50%
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)   0.4% -0.5%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)   0.4% -1.2%
14:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     52.5 52.4
14:45 USD Markit Composite PMI (Jan)     52.5 52.7
14:45 USD Services PMI (Jan)     52.9 52.8
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     673
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count     796
19:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     16.5K
19:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     -61.7K
19:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     -3.1K
19:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     40.2K
19:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     567.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     322.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative positions     16.7K
19:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -206.1K
19:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     40.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     67.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     28.5K
19:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     34.3K
19:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     26.4K
19:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     157.3K
19:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -4.5K
19:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -27.2K
19:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     -19.6K
19:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -33.5K
19:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -1.5K
19:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     -61.7K

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.


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


  • 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 1:30 to retail clients. 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.


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.

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.

CFDs and Spot FX are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73.80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs and Spot FX work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read More
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