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.
23:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance 0.12T 0.09T -0.29T
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Feb) -1.2% -0.9% -8.4%
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Feb) -6.7% -5.8% -0.8%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Feb) 339B 310B -1,416B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 0.4%   0.7%
00:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (MoM) (Feb) 16.00% 2.40% -5.70%
00:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (YoY) (Feb) 4.90% -3.40% -10.10%
01:00 SGD Trade Balance 5.200B   2.370B
02:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Feb) 52.60%   51.60%
04:30 JPY Capacity Utilization (MoM) (Jan) -4.7% -0.3% -1.9%
04:30 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Jan) -3.4% -3.7% -3.7%
09:17 IDR Car Sales (YoY) (Feb) -13.50%   -15.40%
10:00 EUR Trade Balance (Jan) 1.5B -8.0B 17.0B
11:00 EUR German Buba Monthly Report      
11:00 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity (Jan) -0.41% -0.10% 0.21%
11:30 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
12:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases (Jan) 28.40B   -20.49B
12:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians (Jan) -8.80B   -0.43B
13:15 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
14:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index (Mar) 62 63 62
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.521%   -0.520%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.525%   -0.535%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.527%   -0.540%
15:10 EUR ECB's Praet Speaks         
15:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 2.410%   2.405%
15:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 2.450%   2.455%
20:00 NZD Westpac Consumer Sentiment (Q1) 103.8   109.1
22:00 AUD RBA Assist Gov Kent Speaks         
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD House Price Index (QoQ) (Q4) -2.4% -1.9% -1.5%
00:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
07:00 CHF Trade Balance (Feb) 3.125B 2.880B 3.044B
08:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Feb) 2.8%   2.8%
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance (Jan) 0.322B 3.450B 2.755B
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance EU (Jan) 0.91B   -1.52B
09:30 GBP Average Earnings ex Bonus (Jan) 3.4% 3.2% 3.4%
09:30 GBP Average Earnings Index +Bonus (Jan) 3.4% 3.2% 3.5%
09:30 GBP Claimant Count Change (Feb) 27.0K 13.1K 15.7K
09:30 GBP Employment Change 3M/3M (MoM) 222.0K 120.0K 167.0K
09:30 GBP Unemployment Rate (Jan) 3.9% 4.0% 4.0%
09:35 EUR ECB's Praet Speaks         
10:00 EUR German ZEW Current Conditions (Mar) 11.1 11.7 15.0
10:00 EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Mar) -3.6 -11.0 -13.4
10:00 EUR Wages in euro zone (YoY) (Q4) 2.30%   2.30%
10:00 EUR Labor Cost Index (YoY) (Q4) 2.30% 2.70% 2.50%
10:00 EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment -2.5 -15.1 -16.6
12:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 4.9%   4.4%
12:55 USD Redbook (MoM) -0.1%   -0.3%
14:00 USD Cap Goods Ship Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) 0.8%   0.8%
14:00 USD Factory Orders (MoM) (Jan) 0.1% 0.3% 0.1%
14:00 USD Factory orders ex transportation (MoM) (Jan) -0.2%   -0.5%
14:30 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index 1.9%   3.3%
20:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock -2.133M   -2.580M
21:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Feb) -0.2% -0.6% 0.2%
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.1% -0.1% -0.2%
21:45 NZD Current Account (YoY) (Q4) -10.97B -11.30B -10.54B
21:45 NZD Current Account (QoQ) (Q4) -3.26B -3.56B -6.15B
21:45 NZD Current Account % of GDP (Q4) -3.70% -3.90% -3.60%
23:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (Mar) 10   13
23:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM) 0.0%   0.1%
23:50 JPY Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes      
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD RBA Assist Gov Bullock Speaks         
05:00 JPY Leading Index 95.9 95.9 97.5
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Feb) -0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Feb) 2.6% 2.9% 2.6%
08:00 ZAR SARB Quarterly Bulletin      
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Feb) 1.1% 1.1% 0.2%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Feb) 4.4% 4.4% 4.4%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.8% 0.9% -0.2%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Feb) 4.1% 4.1% 4.0%
09:30 GBP Core CPI (YoY) (Feb) 1.8% 1.9% 1.9%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (MoM) (Feb) 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (YoY) (Feb) 2.2% 2.3% 2.4%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (YoY) (Feb) 2.4%   2.5%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.7%   -0.9%
09:30 GBP CPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.5% 0.5% -0.8%
09:30 GBP CPI (YoY) (Feb) 1.9% 1.8% 1.8%
09:30 GBP CPIH (YoY) 1.9% 1.8% 1.8%
09:30 GBP House Price Index (YoY) 1.7% 2.3% 2.2%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (MoM) (Feb) 0.6% 0.6% -0.3%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (YoY) (Feb) 3.7% 4.3% 2.6%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (YoY) (Feb) 2.2% 2.2% 2.1%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (MoM) (Feb) 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
09:30 GBP RPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.7% 0.7% -0.9%
09:30 GBP RPI (YoY) (Feb) 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
10:40 EUR German 5-Year Bobl Auction -0.320%   -0.360%
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Mar) 1 5 6
11:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 4.55%   4.64%
11:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) 1.6%   2.3%
11:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 251.5   250.8
11:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 390.0   384.0
11:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 1,146.8   1,108.3
11:00 ZAR Retail Sales (YoY) (Jan) 1.2% 1.1% -1.6%
14:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories -9.589M 0.309M -3.862M
14:30 USD Crude Oil Imports -0.660M   0.002M
14:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -0.468M   -0.672M
14:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production 0.067M   -0.063M
14:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -4.127M -1.094M 0.383M
14:30 USD Gasoline Production 0.190M   -0.117M
14:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles -0.558M   -0.273M
14:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -4.587M -2.414M -4.624M
15:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows -5.077B   -1.913B
18:00 USD FOMC Economic Projections         
18:00 USD FOMC Statement      
18:00 USD Fed Interest Rate Decision 2.50% 2.50% 2.50%
18:30 USD FOMC Press Conference         
21:00 BRL Interest Rate Decision 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
21:45 NZD GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 0.6% 0.6% 0.3%
21:45 NZD GDP (YoY) (Q4) 2.3% 2.5% 2.6%
21:45 NZD GDP Annual Average (Q4) 2.8% 2.8% 3.1%
21:45 NZD GDP Expenditure (QoQ) (Q4) 0.5% 0.6% 0.4%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD Employment Change (Feb) 4.6K 14.8K 39.1K
00:30 AUD Full Employment Change (Feb) -7.3K   65.4K
00:30 AUD Participation Rate (Feb) 65.6% 65.7% 65.7%
00:30 AUD RBA Bulletin      
00:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (Feb) 4.9% 5.0% 5.0%
02:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY) 6.4%   6.9%
07:00 IDR Interest Rate Decision 6.00% 6.00% 6.00%
07:00 IDR Deposit Facility Rate (Mar) 5.25% 5.25% 5.25%
07:00 IDR Lending Facility Rate (Mar) 6.75% 6.75% 6.75%
08:30 CHF SNB Interest Rate Decision -0.75% -0.75% -0.75%
08:30 CHF SNB Monetary Policy Assessment         
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Feb) 2.10%   2.40%
09:00 CHF SNB Press Conference         
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance -4.48B   -3.25B
09:00 NOK Interest Rate Decision 1.00% 1.00% 0.75%
09:00 EUR ECB Economic Bulletin      
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Feb) 3.8% 3.3% 4.0%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb) 0.2% -0.4% 1.1%
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Feb) -0.66B -0.30B -14.15B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Feb) 0.638B   -25.429B
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Feb) 4.0% 3.3% 4.1%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb) 0.4% -0.4% 0.9%
10:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction -0.38%   -0.34%
10:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction -0.17%   -0.09%
10:00 EUR EU Leaders Summit         
10:30 EUR Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction 1.100%   1.222%
10:30 EUR Spanish 3-Year Bonos Auction -0.182%   -0.124%
12:00 GBP BoE MPC vote cut (Mar) 0 0 0
12:00 GBP BoE MPC vote hike (Mar) 0 0 0
12:00 GBP BoE MPC vote unchanged (Mar) 9 9 9
12:00 GBP BoE QE Total (Mar) 435B 435B 435B
12:00 GBP BoE Interest Rate Decision (Mar) 0.75% 0.75% 0.75%
12:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,750K 1,772K 1,777K
12:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 221K 226K 230K
12:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 225.00K   224.00K
12:30 USD Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Mar) 13.7 4.6 -4.1
12:30 USD Philly Fed Business Conditions (Mar) 21.8   31.3
12:30 USD Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Mar) 19.50   31.70
12:30 USD Philly Fed Employment (Mar) 9.6   14.5
12:30 USD Philly Fed New Orders (Mar) 1.9   -2.4
12:30 USD Philly Fed Prices Paid (Mar) 19.70   21.80
12:30 CAD ADP Nonfarm Employment Change 36.2K   35.4K
12:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Jan) 0.6% 0.5% 0.3%
14:00 MXN Aggregate Demand (QoQ) (Q4) 0.50%   1.10%
14:00 MXN Aggregate Demand (YoY) (Q4) 2.70%   3.60%
14:00 MXN Private Spending (QoQ) (Q4) -0.30%   0.50%
14:00 MXN Private Spending (YoY) (Q4) 1.40%   2.20%
14:30 USD Natural Gas Storage -47B -48B -204B
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Mar)   -7.2 -7.1 -7.4
15:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 2.470%   2.420%
15:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction 2.420%   2.400%
17:00 USD 10-Year TIPS Auction     0.919%
22:00 AUD Manufacturing PMI       52.9
22:00 AUD Services PMI       51.0
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Feb)   0.8% 0.8%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Feb)   0.3% 0.2%
23:30 JPY National CPI (MoM)     0.3%
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     245.7B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     -1,158.6B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Mar)     49.2 48.9
08:15 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Mar)     51.4 51.5
08:15 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (Mar)     50.7 50.4
08:15 EUR French Services PMI (Mar)     50.6 50.2
08:15 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
08:30 EUR German Composite PMI (Mar)     52.7 52.8
08:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Mar)     48.0 47.6
08:30 EUR German Services PMI (Mar)     54.8 55.3
08:30 EUR ECB's Angeloni Speaks         
09:00 EUR Current Account (Jan)   17.3B 16.2B
09:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (Jan)     33.0B
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Mar)     49.5 49.3
09:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (Mar)     52.0 51.9
09:00 EUR Services PMI (Mar)     52.7 52.8
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Feb)   0.05B -15.76B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Feb)     -25.434B
10:00 EUR EU Leaders Summit         
10:15 EUR ECB's Mersch Speaks         
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     402.04B
12:00 GBP BoE Quarterly Bulletin      
12:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)   1.8% 1.9%
12:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Feb)     1.5%
12:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Feb)     0.3%
12:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan)   0.2% -0.5%
12:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.6% 0.1%
12:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Feb)   1.4% 1.4%
12:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)   1.7% 1.8%
12:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan)   0.4% -0.1%
12:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)   1.8% 1.9%
13:30 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
13:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Mar)     53.5 53.0
13:45 USD Services PMI (Mar)     55.7 56.0
14:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Feb)   5.10M 4.94M
14:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Feb)   2.2% -1.2%
14:00 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM) (Jan)     0.2% 1.1%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (Mar)   0.22% 0.26%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (Mar)   0.27% -0.10%
17:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     833
17:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count     1,026
17:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs     34.31K
17:00 BRL Federal Tax Revenue   114.00B 160.43B
18:00 USD Federal Budget Balance (Feb)   -228.0B 9.0B
19:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -36.7K
19:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     -75.7K
19:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     25.6K
19:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     -102.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     362.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     78.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -25.6K
19:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     -66.9K
19:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     27.1K
19:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     -66.0K
19:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     -43.6K
19:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -41.1K
19:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     75.1K
19:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -23.3K
19:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -43.7K
19:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     -4.5K
19:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -58.8K
19:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     4.6K
19:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions      

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 1:30 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.

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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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