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+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
23:30 NZD Business NZ PMI     52.7
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM)     0.4%
00:50 JPY GDP (QoQ) (Q2)     0.6% -0.1%
00:50 JPY GDP (YoY) (Q2)     2.5% -0.5%
00:50 JPY GDP Capital Expenditure (QoQ) (Q2)     0.9% -0.7%
00:50 JPY GDP External Demand (QoQ) (Q2)     0.1% -0.4%
00:50 JPY GDP Private Consumption (QoQ) (Q2)     1.3% 0.1%
00:55 KRW Exports (YoY) (Jul)     9.4%
00:55 KRW Imports (YoY) (Jul)     21.8%
00:55 KRW Trade Balance (Jul)     -4.67B
02:30 CNY House Prices (YoY) (Jul)     -0.5%
03:00 CNY Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) (Jul)   6.2% 6.1%
03:00 CNY Industrial Production (YoY) (Jul)   4.6% 3.9%
03:00 CNY Chinese Industrial Production YTD (YoY) (Jul)     3.4%
03:00 CNY Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)   5.0% 3.1%
03:00 CNY Chinese Retail Sales YTD (YoY) (Jul)     -0.69%
03:00 CNY Chinese Unemployment Rate   5.5% 5.5%
03:00 CNY NBS Press Conference         
05:00 IDR Export Growth (YoY) (Jul)   29.73% 40.68%
05:00 IDR Import Growth (YoY) (Jul)   37.30% 21.98%
05:00 IDR Trade Balance (Jul)   3.93B 5.09B
05:30 JPY Capacity Utilization (MoM) (Jun)     -9.2%
05:30 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun)       8.9%
07:00 EUR German WPI (YoY) (Jul)     21.2%
07:00 EUR German WPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.1%
07:00 NOK Trade Balance (Jul)     87.5B
07:30 CHF PPI (YoY) (Jul)     6.9%
07:30 CHF PPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.3%
12:00 EUR Reserve Assets Total (Jul)     1,122.09B
12:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:00 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity (Jun)     -0.11%
13:30 USD NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Aug)   5.50 11.10
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM) (Jun)   -0.9% -2.0%
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Jun)   0.5% 1.6%
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction     0.545%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction     0.053%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction     0.177%
14:15 CNY FDI     17.40%
15:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index (Aug)   55 55
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction     2.580%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     3.040%
21:00 USD US Foreign Buying, T-bonds (Jun)     99.90B
21:00 USD Overall Net Capital Flow (Jun)     182.50B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions (Jun)     155.3B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions including Swaps (Jun)     137.40B
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
04:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Jul)     53.70%
05:30 JPY Tertiary Industry Activity Index (MoM)     0.8%
07:00 GBP Average Earnings ex Bonus (Jun)   4.5% 4.3%
07:00 GBP Average Earnings Index +Bonus (Jun)   4.5% 6.2%
07:00 GBP Claimant Count Change (Jul)     -20.0K
07:00 GBP Employment Change 3M/3M (MoM) (Jun)   253K 296K
07:00 GBP Labour Productivity     -0.8%
07:00 GBP Unemployment Rate (Jun)   3.8% 3.8%
07:30 INR WPI Food (YoY) (Jul)     14.39%
07:30 INR WPI Fuel (YoY) (Jul)     40.38%
07:30 INR WPI Inflation (YoY) (Jul)   14.20% 15.18%
07:30 INR WPI Manufacturing Inflation (YoY) (Jul)     9.19%
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction     -0.210%
10:00 GBP 7-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     1.636%
10:00 EUR German ZEW Current Conditions (Aug)   -48.0 -45.8
10:00 EUR German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Aug)   -52.7 -53.8
10:00 EUR Trade Balance (Jun)     -26.3B
10:00 EUR ZEW Economic Sentiment (Aug)     -51.1
10:30 EUR German 5-Year Bobl Auction     0.960%
13:00 INR Exports (USD)     35.24B
13:00 INR Imports (USD)     66.26B
13:00 INR Trade Balance     -31.02B
13:15 CAD Housing Starts (Jul)   265.0K 273.8K
13:30 USD Building Permits (MoM) (Jul)     0.1%
13:30 USD Building Permits (Jul)   1.640M 1.696M
13:30 USD Housing Starts (Jul)   1.540M 1.559M
13:30 USD Housing Starts (MoM) (Jul)     -2.0%
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)     4.6%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.3%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Jul)     6.2%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.1% 0.7%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Jul)   7.6% 8.1%
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases (Jun)     2.35B
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians (Jun)     0.57B
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)     4.9%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)     5.5%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     10.4%
14:15 USD Capacity Utilization Rate (Jul)   80.1% 80.0%
14:15 USD Industrial Production (YoY) (Jul)     4.16%
14:15 USD Industrial Production (MoM) (Jul)   0.3% -0.2%
14:15 USD Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jul)   -0.1% -0.5%
16:00 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index     -5.0%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     2.156M
23:45 NZD PPI Input (QoQ) (Q2)     3.6%
23:45 NZD PPI Output (QoQ) (Q2)     2.6%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (Aug)     9
00:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance     -1.93T
00:50 JPY Core Machinery Orders (YoY) (Jun)   7.5% 7.4%
00:50 JPY Core Machinery Orders (MoM) (Jun)   1.3% -5.6%
00:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Jul)   18.2% 19.3%
00:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Jul)   45.7% 46.1%
00:50 JPY Trade Balance (Jul)   -1,405.0B -1,398.5B
01:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM)     -0.2%
01:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (MoM) (Jul)   -4.30% 3.70%
01:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (YoY) (Jul)   6.20% 9.00%
02:30 AUD Wage Price Index (YoY) (Q2)   2.7% 2.4%
02:30 AUD Wage Price Index (QoQ) (Q2)   0.8% 0.7%
02:30 SGD Trade Balance     4.494B
03:00 NZD RBNZ Interest Rate Decision   3.00% 2.50%
04:00 NZD RBNZ Press Conference         
07:00 GBP Core CPI (YoY) (Jul)   5.9% 5.8%
07:00 GBP Core CPI MoM (MoM) (Jul)   0.2% 0.4%
07:00 GBP Core PPI Output (MoM) (Jul)     0.8%
07:00 GBP Core PPI Output (YoY) (Jul)     15.2%
07:00 GBP Core RPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.8%
07:00 GBP Core RPI (YoY) (Jul)     11.9%
07:00 GBP CPI (YoY) (Jul)   9.8% 9.4%
07:00 GBP CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.4% 0.8%
07:00 GBP CPI, n.s.a (Jul)     121.80
07:00 GBP PPI Input (YoY) (Jul)   23.2% 24.0%
07:00 GBP PPI Input (MoM) (Jul)   1.4% 1.8%
07:00 GBP PPI Output (YoY) (Jul)     16.5%
07:00 GBP PPI Output (MoM) (Jul)   1.1% 1.4%
07:00 GBP RPI (YoY) (Jul)   12.0% 11.8%
07:00 GBP RPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.6% 0.9%
07:30 NOK Consumer Confidence (Q3)     -11.70
09:30 GBP House Price Index (YoY)     12.8%
09:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Jul)     4.7%
10:00 EUR Employment Change (YoY)       2.9%
10:00 EUR Employment Change (QoQ)       0.6%
10:00 EUR Employment Overall (Q2)     162,874.7K
10:00 EUR GDP (YoY) (Q2)   4.0% 4.0%
10:00 EUR GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   0.7% 0.7%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     5.47%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     0.2%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     205.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     279.8
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     662.9
12:00 BRL IGP-10 Inflation Index (MoM) (Aug)   0.5% 0.6%
12:00 ZAR Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun)   1.5% 0.1%
13:30 USD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   -0.1% 1.0%
13:30 USD Retail Control (MoM) (Jul)   0.6% 0.8%
13:30 USD Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   0.1% 1.0%
13:30 USD Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)     8.42%
13:30 USD Retail Sales Ex Gas/Autos (MoM) (Jul)     0.7%
14:30 USD FOMC Member Bowman Speaks         
15:00 USD Business Inventories (MoM) (Jun)   1.4% 1.4%
15:00 USD Retail Inventories Ex Auto (Jun)     1.6%
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories     5.458M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW)     0.728M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     0.231M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     0.723M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     0.189M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   -0.667M 2.166M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production     0.858M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     0.037M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW)     3.3%
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories   -0.633M -4.978M
18:00 USD 20-Year Bond Auction     3.488%
18:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     6.483B
19:00 USD FOMC Meeting Minutes      
19:20 USD FOMC Member Bowman Speaks         
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     827.0B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     61.0B
02:30 AUD Employment Change (Jul)     25.0K 88.4K
02:30 AUD Full Employment Change (Jul)     52.9K
02:30 AUD Participation Rate (Jul)   66.8% 66.8%
02:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (Jul)   3.5% 3.5%
07:00 CHF Trade Balance (Jul)     3.803B
07:00 NOK GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   -1.3% -1.0%
07:00 NOK GDP Mainland (QoQ) (Q2)   0.7% -0.6%
09:00 NOK Interest Rate Decision   1.75% 1.25%
10:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction     1.00%
10:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction     1.47%
10:00 EUR Construction Output (MoM) (Jun)     0.36%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY) (Jul)   4.0% 4.0%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM) (Jul)   -0.2% -0.2%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Jul)   8.9% 8.9%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.1% 0.8%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Jul)     0.8%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Jul)     8.8%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy & Food (YoY) (Jul)   5.0% 5.0%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy and Food (MoM) (Jul)   0.4% 0.4%
13:00 BRL BCB National Monetary Council Meeting      
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims     1,428K
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   265K 262K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     252.00K
13:30 USD Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Aug)   -5.0 -12.3
13:30 USD Philly Fed Business Conditions (Aug)     -18.6
13:30 USD Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Aug)     4.40
13:30 USD Philly Fed Employment (Aug)     19.4
13:30 USD Philly Fed New Orders (Aug)     -24.8
13:30 USD Philly Fed Prices Paid (Aug)     52.20
13:30 CAD IPPI (YoY) (Jul)     14.3%
13:30 CAD IPPI (MoM) (Jul)     -1.1%
13:30 CAD RMPI (YoY) (Jul)     32.4%
13:30 CAD RMPI (MoM) (Jul)     -0.1%
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Jul)     -5.4%
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Jul)   4.88M 5.12M
15:00 USD US Leading Index (MoM) (Jul)   -0.5% -0.8%
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage   39B 44B
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     2.150%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction     2.430%
18:00 USD 30-Year TIPS Auction     0.195%
18:20 USD FOMC Member George Speaks         
23:45 NZD Exports (Jul)     6.42B
23:45 NZD Imports (Jul)     7.12B
23:45 NZD Trade Balance (MoM) (Jul)     -701M
23:45 NZD Trade Balance (YoY) (Jul)     -10,510M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP GfK Consumer Confidence (Aug)   -42 -41
00:30 JPY CPI, n.s.a (MoM) (Jul)     0.3%
00:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Jul)   2.4% 2.2%
00:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Jul)     2.4%
00:50 JPY National CPI (MoM)     0.0%
04:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY)     3.5%
07:00 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)   -2.8% -5.9%
07:00 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   -0.2% 0.4%
07:00 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Jul)     22.12B
07:00 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Jul)     12.610B
07:00 GBP Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   -0.2% -0.1%
07:00 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)   -3.3% -5.8%
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Jul)   31.5% 32.7%
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.5% 0.6%
10:00 EUR Current Account (Jun)     -4.5B
10:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (Jun)     -15.4B
12:00 MXN Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun)     0.5%
12:00 MXN Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun)     5.2%
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     572.98B
13:00 IDR Motorbike Sales (YoY)     -13.30%
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun)   0.6% 1.9%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun)   0.3% 2.2%
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -34.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     4.2K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     -28.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     210.8K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     210.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     142.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions     21.1K
20:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -125.4K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     -244.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     2.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     88.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     -3.4K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     21.2K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     -27.6K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -9.8K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -57.6K
20:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     1.7K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -25.0K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -0.3K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     -34.5K

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

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.

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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