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.
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.1%   -0.1%
21:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Dec) 2.3%   3.1%
23:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (Jan) 35   27
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
07:00 NOK Industrial Confidence (Q4) 6.0   3.0
10:00 EUR Eurogroup Meetings      
13:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Dec) 0.27 0.44 0.11
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Nov) 0.7% 1.0% 1.6%
14:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Dec) 3.40% 3.54% 3.50%
14:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Dec) 3.10% 3.30% 3.40%
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.568%   -0.543%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.589%   -0.569%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.576%   -0.542%
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction     1.430%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     1.600%
20:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs   -380.00K -12.29K
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
03:00 JPY BoJ Monetary Policy Statement (YoY)      
03:00 JPY BoJ Outlook Report (YoY)      
03:00 JPY BoJ Interest Rate Decision   -0.10% -0.10%
04:00 IDR Foreign Direct Investment (YoY)     12.00%
04:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM)   0.9% 0.3%
05:00 JPY BoJ Outlook Report (YoY)      
05:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Dec)   0.6% 0.6%
06:30 JPY BoJ Press Conference         
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Dec)     1.60%
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Dec)   4.20B 8.12B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Dec)     12.933B
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction     -0.610%
10:00 EUR German ZEW Current Conditions (Jan)   89.8 89.3
10:00 EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Jan)   17.8 17.4
10:00 EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment   29.7 29.0
10:05 EUR EU Finance Ministers Meeting      
10:40 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction     -0.740%
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Jan)   13 17
11:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Jan)   3.07% 2.94%
11:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Jan)   0.44% 0.35%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM)     -0.3%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     2.6%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Nov)   1.00% 1.50%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Nov)   0.35% 0.10%
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Index (Jan)   19 20
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (Jan)     24
15:00 USD Richmond Services Index (Jan)     25
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Jan)     0.6 0.5
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     1.295%
18:00 USD 2-Year Note Auction     1.922%
21:35 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     -5.121M
23:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM)     0.1%
23:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance   0.27T 0.36T
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Dec)   10.1% 16.2%
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Dec)   12.3% 17.2%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Dec)   530B 112B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     53.8 54.0
02:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY)     9.1%
05:00 JPY Leading Index   108.6 108.6
07:45 EUR French Business Survey (Jan)     112
08:00 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     58.7 58.8
08:00 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (Jan)     59.4 59.6
08:00 EUR French Services PMI (Jan)     58.9 59.1
08:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY)     3.1%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)   4.3% 4.4%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.3% 0.0%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Dec)   4.7% 4.6%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.5% 0.1%
08:30 EUR German Composite PMI (Jan)     58.6 58.9
08:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     63.0 63.3
08:30 EUR German Services PMI (Jan)     55.6 55.8
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     60.3 60.6
09:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (Jan)     57.9 58.1
09:00 EUR Services PMI (Jan)     56.4 56.6
09:30 GBP Average Earnings ex Bonus (Nov)   2.3% 2.3%
09:30 GBP Average Earnings Index +Bonus (Nov)   2.5% 2.5%
09:30 GBP Claimant Count Change (Dec)   5.4K 5.9K
09:30 GBP Unemployment Rate (Nov)   4.3% 4.3%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     4.33%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     4.1%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     249.2
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     406.3
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     1,314.0
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Nov)     6.6%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Nov)   0.4% 0.5%
14:00 USD House Price Index (Nov)     254.7
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (Jan)   0.24% 0.43%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (Jan)   0.37% 0.44%
14:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     1.86B
14:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Jan)     55.0 55.1
14:45 USD Markit Composite PMI       54.1
14:45 USD Services PMI (Jan)     54.0 53.7
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Dec)   5.70M 5.81M
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Dec)   -2.2% 5.6%
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories   -3.536M -6.861M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     0.058M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     -4.184M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     -0.215M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   0.086M -3.887M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production     0.185M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     0.084M
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories   3.426M 3.620M
17:00 EUR France Jobseekers Total     3,454.1K
18:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction     2.245%
21:45 NZD CPI (QoQ) (Q4)   0.4% 0.5%
21:45 NZD CPI (YoY) (Q4)   1.9% 1.9%
23:00 KRW GDP (QoQ) (Q4)     1.0% 1.5%
23:00 KRW GDP (YoY) (Q4)     3.3% 3.8%
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     953.5B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     498.7B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
07:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate (Feb)   10.8 10.8
07:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Nov)   4.0% 4.0%
08:00 EUR Spanish Unemployment Rate (Q4)   16.15% 16.38%
08:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Dec)     7.8%
08:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Dec)     8.6%
08:30 HKD Trade Balance     -44.0B
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Nov)     12.5%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Nov)     1.9%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Nov)     1.10%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Nov)     6.00%
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Dec)     4.60B
09:00 EUR German Business Expectations (Jan)   109.4 109.5
09:00 EUR German Current Assessment (Jan)   125.4 125.4
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Jan)   117.1 117.2
09:00 NOK Interest Rate Decision   0.50% 0.50%
09:30 GBP Gross Mortgage Approvals   39.7K 39.5K
09:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.6% 0.5%
09:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Dec)   5.2% 5.1%
10:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (Jan)     86.4
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Jan)   12 20
12:45 EUR Deposit Facility Rate   -0.40% -0.40%
12:45 EUR ECB Interest Rate Decision (Jan)   0.00% 0.00%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,925K 1,952K
13:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Dec)   -68.60B -70.00B
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   239K 220K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     244.50K
13:30 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)     0.3% 0.8%
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)   0.8% 0.8%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)   0.7% 1.5%
13:30 EUR ECB Press Conference         
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (YoY) (Nov)   -1.0% -0.1%
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)   0.3% 1.0%
14:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence      
15:00 USD New Home Sales (Dec)   677K 733K
15:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Dec)   -7.9% 17.5%
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage   -199B -183B
16:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (Jan)   14 14
16:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (Jan)     21
18:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction     2.370%
21:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (Jan)     111
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)   0.9% 0.9%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Dec)   1.1% 0.6%
23:30 JPY Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Jan)   0.8% 0.8%
23:30 JPY Tokyo CPI (YoY) (Jan)   1.1% 1.0%
23:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY)   0.8% 0.8%
23:50 JPY Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes      
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:30 SGD Unemployment Rate (Q4)       2.2%
04:00 SGD URA Property Index (QoQ) (Q4)     0.70%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Dec)   9.0% 5.3%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Dec)   0.7% -2.3%
07:45 EUR French Business Survey (Jan)   112 112
07:45 EUR French Consumer Confidence (Jan)   106 105
09:00 EUR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Dec)   4.9% 4.9%
09:00 EUR Private Sector Loans (YoY)   2.9% 2.8%
09:30 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q4)     1.4% 1.7%
09:30 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q4)     0.4% 0.4%
09:30 GBP Index of Services   0.4% 0.3%
10:00 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     413.83B
12:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Dec)   -4.05B -2.39B
12:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Dec)   9.24B 5.02B
13:00 USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks         
13:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Dec)   0.5% -0.1%
13:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Dec)   0.8% 1.3%
13:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Dec)   0.3% 1.0%
13:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q4)     3.0% 3.2%
13:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q4)     2.3% 2.1%
13:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Dec)   0.5% -0.2%
13:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q4)     3.7% 2.2%
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)     1.5%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Dec)     -0.1%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)     1.3%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Dec)   1.9% 2.1%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Dec)   -0.3% 0.3%
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)     1.9%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)     1.8%
14:00 GBP BoE Gov Carney Speaks         
14:00 MXN Trade Balance (Dec)   0.260B 0.399B
14:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Dec)     0.091B
14:00 JPY BoJ Governor Kuroda Speaks         
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW)     4.5%
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index     150.3
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     747
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions      
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions      
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions      
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions      
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions      
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions      
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions      
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions      
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions      
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions      
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions      
20:30 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.


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 1:200. 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.

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.

Using cTrader Algo

cAlgo (cTrader Automate) is an algorithmic trading solution, which is natively integrated with cTrader and works seamlessly alongside all other functionalities of the platform. Traders can build automated trading robots and custom indicators in the popular C# language using the highly functional cTrader API from a platform that is equipped with the necessary tools to properly back test and optimize trading strategies.

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