Trading Tools

Trading Tools

At ICM Capital we continuously strive to offer you services which will support you when trading with us. Below you will find a Pip Calculator which will 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 will 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 will 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 (YoY) (Apr) 4.0%   4.3%
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Apr) -0.1%   -0.1%
23:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 1.2%   1.1%
23:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance 0.10T 0.25T 0.11T
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Apr) 7.5% 7.8% 12.0%
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Apr) 15.1% 14.8% 15.8%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Apr) 482B 521B 615B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
10:00 EUR Eurogroup Meetings      
12:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Apr) 0.49 0.25 0.07
13:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Mar) 4.40% 4.20% 1.00%
13:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Mar) -0.20%   0.10%
13:00 MXN GDP (YoY) (Q1) 2.8% 2.7% 2.4%
13:00 MXN GDP (QoQ) (Q1) 0.7% 0.7% 0.6%
13:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.538%   -0.545%
13:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.593%   -0.587%
13:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.609%   -0.607%
14:00 USD FOMC Member Harker Speaks         
14:30 USD FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks         
15:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 0.920%   0.905%
15:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 1.050%   1.020%
17:30 AUD RBA Assist Gov Debelle Speaks         
18:00 GBP U.K. Prime Minister May Speaks         
23:30 USD FOMC Member Brainard Speaks         
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (May)   52.0 52.9 52.7
01:10 USD Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks         
04:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM) -0.6% -0.4% 0.7%
05:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Apr) 0.4% 0.7% 0.7%
06:00 CHF Trade Balance (Apr) 1.968B 2.870B 3.038B
06:00 EUR German GDP (YoY) (Q1) 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
06:00 EUR German GDP (QoQ) (Q1) 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
06:45 EUR French Business Survey (May) 109 108 109
07:00 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (May)   54.0 55.2 55.1
07:00 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (May)   57.6 56.7 56.6
07:00 EUR French Services PMI (May)   58.0 56.5 56.7
07:15 CHF Industrial orders (Q1) -4.6%   -4.1%
07:30 EUR German Composite PMI (May)   57.3 56.6 56.7
07:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (May)   59.4 58.0 58.2
07:30 EUR German Services PMI (May)   55.2 55.5 55.4
08:00 EUR German Business Expectations (May) 106.5 105.4 105.2
08:00 EUR German Current Assessment (May) 123.2 121.2 121.4
08:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (May) 114.6 113.1 113.0
08:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance -1.50B   -2.61B
08:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (May)   57.0 56.5 56.7
08:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (May)   56.8 56.6 56.8
08:00 EUR Services PMI (May)   56.2 56.4 56.4
08:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Apr) 9.65B 8.15B 2.34B
08:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Apr) -15.208B   27.684B
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) 2.00%   0.50%
09:35 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction -0.650%   -0.690%
10:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (May) 2 10 38
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (May) 0.24% 0.21% 0.21%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (May) 3.77% 3.74% 4.41%
12:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Mar) 0.9% 0.9% 0.3%
12:55 USD Redbook (MoM) -1.1%   -1.1%
12:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 2.0%   2.4%
13:00 USD FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks         
13:00 MXN Retail Sales (YoY) (Mar) 6.1% 5.3% 3.6%
13:00 MXN Retail Sales (MoM) (Mar) -1.3% 0.3% 2.4%
13:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Apr) 1.20B 1.25B 1.40B
13:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Apr) 5.60B 5.35B 7.11B
13:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (May)   52.5 53.0 52.8
13:45 USD Services PMI (May)   54.0 53.1 53.1
14:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Apr) -11.4% -1.5% 5.8%
14:00 USD New Home Sales (Apr) 569K 610K 642K
14:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Index (May) 1 15 20
14:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (May) -2   25
14:00 USD Richmond Services Index (May) 34   22
15:00 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
15:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 0.735%   0.695%
15:30 USD 52-Week Bill Auction 1.145%   1.060%
17:00 USD 2-Year Note Auction 1.316%   1.280%
19:15 USD FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks         
20:35 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock -1.500M -2.700M 0.882M
21:00 USD FOMC Member Harker Speaks         
22:45 NZD Exports (Apr) 4.75B 4.40B 4.61B
22:45 NZD Imports (Apr) 4.17B 4.10B 4.33B
22:45 NZD Trade Balance (YoY) (Apr) -3,480M -3,790M -3,710M
22:45 NZD Trade Balance (MoM) (Apr) 578M 267M 277M
23:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (May) 24   26
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 JPY BoJ Governor Kuroda Speaks         
00:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM) -0.1%   0.1%
01:30 AUD Construction Work Done (QoQ) (Q1) -0.7% -0.2% 0.6%
05:00 JPY Leading Index 105.5 105.5 105.5
06:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate (Jun) 10.4 10.2 10.2
06:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Mar) 4.5% 4.3% 4.3%
07:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY) 5.9%   6.0%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Apr) 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Apr) 4.8% 4.9% 4.9%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Apr) 5.3% 5.6% 6.1%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Apr) 0.1% 0.4% 0.6%
08:30 EUR ECB's Praet Speaks         
09:35 EUR German 10-Year Bund Auction 0.390%   0.330%
11:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 4.17%   4.23%
11:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) 4.4%   -4.1%
11:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 241.6   243.6
11:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 416.2   398.8
11:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 1,402.0   1,269.1
11:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (May) 84.2 84.5 82.2
11:30 INR M3 Money Supply 7.8%   6.2%
12:45 EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks         
13:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Mar) 0.6% 0.6% 0.8%
13:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Mar) 6.2%   6.4%
13:00 USD House Price Index (Mar) 246.2   244.8
13:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (May) 0.15% 0.13% 0.26%
13:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (May) -0.34% -0.40% -0.15%
14:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Apr) -2.3% -1.1% 4.2%
14:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Apr) 5.57M 5.65M 5.70M
14:00 CAD BoC Interest Rate Decision 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
14:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories -4.432M -2.419M -1.753M
14:30 USD Crude Oil Imports 0.165M   0.577M
14:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -0.741M   0.035M
14:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production 0.155M   0.086M
14:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -0.485M -0.743M -1.944M
14:30 USD Gasoline Production 0.223M   -0.032M
14:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles -0.430M   0.460M
14:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -0.787M -1.194M -0.413M
15:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows 0.49B   0.50B
16:00 EUR France Jobseekers Total 3,471.8K   3,508.1K
17:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction 1.831%   1.875%
18:00 USD FOMC Meeting Minutes      
18:00 USD Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Speaks         
22:00 USD FOMC Member Kaplan Speaks         
22:30 USD FOMC Member Kashkari Speaks         
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying 778.5B   1,758.3B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks -26.4B   371.9B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 SGD GDP (YoY) (Q1) 2.7% 2.7% 2.5%
00:00 SGD GDP (QoQ) (Q1) -1.3% -1.0% -1.9%
01:00 KRW Interest Rate Decision (May) 1.25% 1.25% 1.25%
02:00 NZD Budget Balance (Aug) 0.070B   -2.190B
02:00 NZD Net Debt Forecast (Aug) 23.20%   24.30%
02:00 NZD Economic Forecast (Aug) 1.620B   0.470B
07:00 EUR Spanish GDP (YoY) (Q1) 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
07:00 EUR Spanish GDP (QoQ) (Q1) 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
08:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Mar) 9.2%   7.8%
08:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Mar) -4.2%   5.2%
08:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Mar) 0.50%   2.00%
08:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Mar) 7.20%   4.60%
08:00 AUD RBA Assist Gov Debelle Speaks         
08:30 GBP BBA Mortgage Approvals 40.8K 40.8K 40.9K
08:30 GBP Business Investment (YoY) (Q1)   0.8%   -0.9%
08:30 GBP Business Investment (QoQ) (Q1)   0.6% 0.2% -0.9%
08:30 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q1)   0.2% 0.3% 0.3%
08:30 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q1)   2.0% 2.1% 2.1%
08:30 GBP Index of Services 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
08:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Apr) 7.1%   16.9%
08:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Apr) 7.3%   13.0%
08:30 HKD Trade Balance -34.1B   -42.3B
09:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Apr) 0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
09:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Apr) 4.6% 4.8% 5.2%
10:00 USD OPEC Meeting         
12:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,923K 1,925K 1,899K
12:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Apr) -67.55B -64.60B -65.05B
12:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 234K 238K 233K
12:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 235.25K   241.00K
12:30 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)   -0.3% 0.2% 0.1%
12:30 CAD Corporate Profits (QoQ) -7.4%   3.6%
13:00 MXN Trade Balance (Apr)   0.617B -1.804B -0.183B
13:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Apr)   -0.300B   -1.410B
13:00 ZAR Interest Rate Decision (May) 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
13:00 ZAR Prime Rate (May) 10.50%   10.50%
13:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence 50.9   50.2
14:00 USD FOMC Member Brainard Speaks         
14:00 MXN Current Account (USD) (Q1) -6,859M -6,916M -2,418M
14:00 MXN Current Account % of GDP (Q1) 2.70%   2.70%
14:30 USD Natural Gas Storage 75B 71B 68B
14:30 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Apr) -0.2%   0.2%
15:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (May) 8   7
15:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (May) -1   12
17:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction 2.060%   2.084%
17:00 EUR ECB's Constancio Speaks         
21:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (May) 108   101
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Apr) 0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Apr) 0.4% 0.4% 0.2%
23:30 JPY Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (May) 0.1% 0.0% -0.1%
23:30 JPY Tokyo CPI (YoY) (May) 0.2% 0.0% -0.1%
23:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY) 0.7% 0.9% 0.8%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:00 USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks         
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Apr) 0.1% -0.3% 5.7%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Apr) 6.7% 6.4% 11.0%
07:00 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
08:00 EUR Italian Business Confidence (May) 106.9 108.0 107.7
08:00 EUR Italian Consumer Confidence (May) 105.4 107.3 107.4
11:30 INR Bank Loan Growth     4.3%
11:30 INR Deposit Growth     10.3%
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     375.27B
12:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Apr)   0.5% -0.2%
12:30 USD Corporate Profits (QoQ) (Q1)     2.3% 2.3%
12:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Apr)   -1.2% 0.7%
12:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Apr)     1.0%
12:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q1)     0.9% 0.7%
12:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q1)     2.3% 2.2%
12:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Apr)   0.5% 0.5%
12:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q1)     0.4% 0.3%
13:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Apr)   3.60% 3.50%
13:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Apr)   3.32% 3.20%
14:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (May)     2.30%
14:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (May)   87.9 88.1
14:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (May)   97.5 97.7
14:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (May)   112.5 112.7
14:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (May)     2.6%
14:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW)     5.0%
14:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index     144.5
14:30 BRL Debt-to-GDP ratio (Apr)   48.1% 47.8%
14:30 BRL Budget Balance (Apr)   -18.000B -54.349B
14:30 BRL Budget Surplus (Apr)   5.000B -11.047B
17:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     720
19:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -33.0K
19:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     8.6K
19:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     329.0K
19:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     126.7K
19:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     32.1K
19:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     43.0K
19:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -98.0K
19:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     70.1K
19:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -21.2K
19:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     6.3K
19:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -60.0K
19:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -12.0K
19:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     37.6K

VPS Hosting for Forex Trading

This VPS is available for existing and new clients who maintain a balance of 4,000 USD 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 which is a global leader in VPS service 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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Advantages

  • Free for accounts that maintain a 4,000 USD balance
  • 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 fixed spread 1.6 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 buy 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 an advanced leverage of 1:500. 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 avoid such scenario, forex traders usually implement a strict trading style that includes the use of stop and limit orders.

To 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 are the ideal way for you to enter an exciting market that has a daily turnover of over USD 5 trillion a day. 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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Advantages

  • 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

How 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 do 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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