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.
00:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) -0.1%   0.4%
03:00 CNY Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) (Jun) 6.0% 6.0% 6.1%
03:00 CNY GDP (YoY) (Q2) 6.7% 6.7% 6.8%
03:00 CNY GDP (QoQ) (Q2) 1.8% 1.6% 1.4%
03:00 CNY Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun) 6.0% 6.5% 6.8%
03:00 CNY Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun) 9.0% 8.8% 8.5%
03:00 CNY Chinese Unemployment Rate 4.8%   4.8%
03:00 CNY NBS Press Conference         
05:00 IDR Export Growth (YoY) (Jun) 11.47% 17.53% 12.47%
05:00 IDR Import Growth (YoY) (Jun) 12.66% 31.31% 28.12%
05:00 IDR Trade Balance (Jun) 1.74B 0.65B -1.52B
07:30 INR WPI Food (YoY) (Jun) 1.80%   1.60%
07:30 INR WPI Fuel (YoY) (Jun) 16.18%   11.22%
07:30 INR WPI Inflation (YoY) (Jun) 5.77% 4.93% 4.43%
07:30 INR WPI Manufacturing Inflation (YoY) (Jun) 4.17%   3.73%
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance (May) 3.378B 3.250B 2.985B
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance EU (May) 1.02B   1.12B
10:00 EUR Trade Balance (May) 16.5B 20.9B 16.7B
10:45 IDR Motorbike Sales (YoY) (Jun) -1.20%   10.90%
12:30 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:30 USD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun) 0.4% 0.4% 1.4%
13:30 USD NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Jul) 22.60 22.00 25.00
13:30 USD Retail Control (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% 0.4% 0.8%
13:30 USD Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun) 0.5% 0.5% 1.3%
13:30 USD Retail Sales Ex Gas/Autos (MoM) (Jun) 0.3% 0.4% 1.3%
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases (May) 2.18B 7.03B 9.09B
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians (May) 5.69B   -0.71B
13:30 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity (May) -3.34% -3.35% 0.46%
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.563%   -0.558%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.575%   -0.576%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.567%   -0.564%
15:00 USD Business Inventories (MoM) (May) 0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 1.980%   1.945%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 2.140%   2.100%
23:45 NZD CPI (QoQ) (Q2) 0.4% 0.5% 0.5%
23:45 NZD CPI (YoY) (Q2) 1.5% 1.6% 1.1%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (MoM) (Jun) -10.80% -8.00% 10.30%
01:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (YoY) (Jun) 1.10% 7.60% 15.50%
02:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
02:30 CNY House Prices (YoY) (Jun) 5.0%   4.7%
04:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Jun) 55.90%   56.70%
09:00 GBP BoE Gov Carney Speaks         
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (May) 4.9%   7.2%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (May) 3.6%   -0.6%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (May) 5.00%   3.90%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (May) 1.70%   0.20%
09:30 GBP Average Earnings ex Bonus (May) 2.7% 2.7% 2.8%
09:30 GBP Average Earnings Index +Bonus (May) 2.5% 2.5% 2.6%
09:30 GBP Claimant Count Change (Jun) 7.8K 2.3K -3.0K
09:30 GBP Employment Change 3M/3M (MoM) 137.0K 150.0K 146.0K
09:30 GBP Unemployment Rate (May) 4.2% 4.2% 4.2%
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction -0.470%   -0.510%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Jun) 1.3% 1.4% 1.3%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Jun) 1.4% 1.5% 1.4%
10:40 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction -0.630%   -0.630%
11:45 IDR Car Sales (YoY) (Jun) -11.40%   6.80%
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM) (May) 1.4% 0.5% -1.1%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM) 0.1%   -0.2%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 3.3%   5.2%
14:15 USD Capacity Utilization Rate (Jun) 78.0% 78.4% 77.7%
14:15 USD Industrial Production (YoY) 3.8%   3.5%
14:15 USD Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun) 0.6% 0.5% -0.5%
14:15 USD Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jun) 0.8% 0.7% -1.0%
15:00 USD Fed Chair Powell Testifies         
15:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index (Jul) 68 69 68
15:25 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index -1.7%   -5.0%
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 1.880%   1.850%
16:30 USD 52-Week Bill Auction 2.335%   2.275%
21:00 USD US Foreign Buying, T-bonds (May) 26.70B   -4.80B
21:00 USD Overall Net Capital Flow (May) 69.90B 52.30B 233.10B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions (May) 45.6B 34.3B 94.0B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions including Swaps (May) 31.20B   175.20B
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock 0.629M   -6.796M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM) 0.0%   -0.2%
09:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.4% 0.6%
09:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 4.2% 4.4% 4.4%
09:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Jun) 4.6% 4.8% 4.4%
09:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.4% 0.5% 0.2%
09:30 GBP Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 1.9% 2.2% 2.1%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (YoY) (Jun) 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (YoY) (Jun) 3.4%   3.4%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.3%   0.4%
09:30 GBP CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% 0.2% 0.4%
09:30 GBP CPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.4% 2.6% 2.4%
09:30 GBP House Price Index (YoY) 3.0% 3.8% 3.5%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (MoM) (Jun) 0.2% 0.4% 3.3%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (YoY) (Jun) 10.2% 10.0% 9.6%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (MoM) (Jun) 0.1% 0.3% 0.5%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (YoY) (Jun) 3.1% 3.2% 3.0%
09:30 GBP RPI (YoY) (Jun) 3.4% 3.5% 3.3%
09:30 GBP RPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 0.9% 1.0% 1.0%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.1% 0.1% 0.5%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Jun) 0.1%   0.5%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Jun) 1.9%   1.8%
10:40 EUR German 30-Year Bund Auction 1.020%   1.060%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 4.77%   4.76%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) -2.5%   2.5%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 247.9   261.5
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 363.3   372.6
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 979.6   958.5
12:00 ZAR Retail Sales (YoY) (May) 1.9% 0.8% 0.5%
13:30 USD Building Permits (Jun) 1.273M 1.330M 1.301M
13:30 USD Building Permits (MoM) (Jun) -2.2% 2.2% -4.6%
13:30 USD Housing Starts (Jun) 1.173M 1.320M 1.337M
13:30 USD Housing Starts (MoM) (Jun) -12.3% -2.2% 4.8%
13:30 INR M3 Money Supply 10.2%   9.8%
15:00 USD Fed Chair Powell Testifies         
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories 5.836M -3.622M -12.633M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports 2.201M   -1.315M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -0.860M   -2.062M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production -0.268M   -0.021M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -0.371M 0.873M 4.125M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production -0.407M   0.388M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles -0.319M   -0.005M
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -3.165M -0.044M -0.694M
16:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows 3.823B   2.034B
19:00 USD Beige Book      
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 JPY Reuters Tankan Index (Jul) 25   26
00:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance 0.07T 0.15T -0.30T
00:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Jun) 6.7% 7.0% 8.1%
00:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Jun) 2.5% 5.3% 14.0%
00:50 JPY Trade Balance (Jun) 721B 534B -581B
02:30 AUD Employment Change (Jun) 50.9K 16.7K 13.5K
02:30 AUD Full Employment Change (Jun) 41.2K   -19.9K
02:30 AUD NAB Quarterly Business Confidence 7   8
02:30 AUD Participation Rate (Jun) 65.7% 65.5% 65.5%
02:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (Jun) 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
07:00 CHF Trade Balance (Jun) 2.591B 3.220B 2.815B
08:15 IDR Interest Rate Decision 5.25% 5.25% 5.25%
08:15 IDR Deposit Facility Rate (Jul) 4.50% 4.50% 4.50%
08:15 IDR Lending Facility Rate (Jul) 6.00% 6.00% 6.00%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun) 3.0% 3.5% 4.5%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun) -0.6% -0.3% 1.4%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun) -0.5% 0.1% 1.4%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun) 2.9% 3.7% 4.1%
09:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Jun) 2.8%   2.8%
09:50 EUR Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction 1.308%   1.406%
09:50 EUR Spanish 5-Year Bonos Auction 0.313%   0.336%
10:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction -0.44%   -0.46%
10:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction 0.01%   0.03%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,751K 1,730K 1,743K
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 207K 220K 215K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 220.50K   223.25K
13:30 USD Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Jul) 25.7 21.6 19.9
13:30 USD Philly Fed Business Conditions (Jul) 29.0   34.8
13:30 USD Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Jul) 31.40   36.50
13:30 USD Philly Fed Employment (Jul) 16.8   30.4
13:30 USD Philly Fed New Orders (Jul) 31.4   17.9
13:30 USD Philly Fed Prices Paid (Jul) 62.90   51.80
13:30 CAD ADP Nonfarm Employment Change -10.5K   2.9K
14:00 USD FOMC Member Quarles Speaks         
14:15 ZAR Interest Rate Decision (Jul) 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
14:15 ZAR Prime Rate (Jul) 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
14:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence     58.0
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage 46B 58B 51B
18:00 USD 10-Year TIPS Auction 0.762%   0.934%
22:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.0%   0.3%
22:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.6%   2.2%
23:45 NZD External Migration & Visitors (Jun) -7.80%   6.20%
23:45 NZD Permanent/Long-Term Migration (Jun) 4,840   5,080
23:45 NZD Visitor Arrivals (MoM) -3.5%   2.4%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 0.8% 0.8% 0.7%
00:30 JPY National CPI (MoM) 0.1%   0.1%
00:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Jun) 0.7% 0.8% 0.7%
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying -5.6B   818.9B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks 601.4B   76.0B
04:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY) 5.7%   3.7%
05:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM) 0.1% 0.0% 1.0%
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Jun) 3.0% 2.9% 2.7%
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance -2.15B   -3.10B
09:00 EUR Current Account (May) 22.4B 27.2B 29.6B
09:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (May) 4.6B   29.6B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Jun) 4.53B 3.50B 3.85B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Jun) 13.330B   4.677B
11:00 USD OPEC Meeting         
12:30 INR Bank Loan Growth 12.8%   12.8%
12:30 INR Deposit Growth 8.3%   7.6%
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD 405.08B   405.81B
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Jul) 0.64% 0.75% 1.11%
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Jul) 4.53% 4.64% 3.68%
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY) 1.9%   1.9%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.1%   -0.1%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Jun) 1.3% 1.4% 1.3%
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (May) 1.4% 0.7% 0.2%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Jun) 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Jun) 2.5% 2.4% 2.2%
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY) 2.0%   2.0%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (May) 2.0% 1.1% -1.2%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY) 2.0%   1.9%
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW) 0.9%   1.5%
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index 148.3   148.5
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     863
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -40.4K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     14.2K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     654.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     81.4K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     172.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     23.7K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -52.9K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     28.1K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -40.1K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -41.0K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -39.8K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -26.6K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     24.4K

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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