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) (Oct) 3.5%   3.8%
21:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Oct) 0.0%   0.7%
21:45 NZD FPI (MoM) (Oct) -1.1%   -0.2%
23:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance 0.32T 0.21T 0.27T
23:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Oct) 14.0% 15.8% 14.1%
23:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Oct) 18.9% 20.2% 12.0%
23:50 JPY Trade Balance (Oct) 285B 330B 668B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Oct)   2.7% 3.1%
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Oct)   0.3% 0.3%
12:15 EUR ECB's Lautenschlaeger Speaks         
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction     -0.643%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction     -0.685%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction     -0.672%
14:00 EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks         
14:15 EUR ECB's Constancio Speaks         
16:00 EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks         
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction     1.240%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     1.360%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
02:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY)     4.9%
04:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM)   -0.4% 0.1%
07:00 CHF Trade Balance (Oct)   3.200B 2.918B
08:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Oct)     1.40%
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance     -3.20B
09:05 AUD RBA Governor Lowe Speaks         
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Oct)   6.60B 5.33B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Oct)     11.205B
09:50 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction     -0.431%
10:00 GBP Inflation Report Hearings         
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Nov)   3 -2
11:30 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity   0.30% -0.38%
13:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Oct)   0.20 0.17
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Sep)   0.6% 0.5%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM)     -1.2%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     2.3%
14:35 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index     -3.5%
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Oct)   5.43M 5.39M
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Oct)   0.7% 0.7%
15:00 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     1.045%
20:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs   16.00K 34.39K
21:35 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     6.513M
21:45 NZD External Migration & Visitors (Oct)     3.10%
21:45 NZD Permanent/Long-Term Migration (Oct)     5,190
21:45 NZD Visitor Arrivals (MoM)     0.3%
23:00 USD Fed Chair Yellen Speaks         
23:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM)     0.1%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD Construction Work Done (QoQ) (Q3)   -2.3% 9.3%
07:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Sep)   4.1% 4.1%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Oct)   4.5% 4.6%
08:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Oct)     0.4%
08:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Oct)     5.1%
08:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Oct)     0.5%
10:35 EUR German 30-Year Bund Auction     1.220%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     4.18%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     3.1%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     228.2
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     401.7
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     1,371.6
12:00 INR M3 Money Supply     6.5%
12:30 GBP Autumn Forecast Statement         
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,895K 1,860K
13:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Oct)   0.5% 0.7%
13:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Oct)   0.3% 2.0%
13:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Oct)   0.9% 1.9%
13:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Oct)   0.6% 1.3%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   240K 249K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     237.75K
14:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     -3.41B
14:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence     52.1
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Nov)     2.50%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Nov)   87.6 87.6
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Nov)   98.0 97.8
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Nov)   112.5 113.6
15:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Nov)     2.6%
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Nov)     -0.8 -1.0
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories   -2.200M 1.854M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     0.261M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     -1.504M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     0.032M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks     -0.799M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production     -0.315M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     -0.463M
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories     0.894M
17:00 USD Natural Gas Storage     -18B
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     738
19:00 USD FOMC Meeting Minutes      
21:45 NZD Core Retail Sales (QoQ)   0.9% 2.1%
21:45 NZD Retail Sales (QoQ) (Q3)   0.4% 2.0%
21:45 NZD Retail Sales Quarterly Vs. Year Ago (Q3)     5.4%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 SGD GDP (YoY) (Q3)   5.0% 4.6%
00:00 SGD GDP (QoQ) (Q3)   7.4% 6.3%
05:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Oct)     0.4%
07:00 EUR German GDP (YoY) (Q3)   2.3% 2.3%
07:00 EUR German GDP (QoQ) (Q3)   0.8% 0.8%
07:45 EUR French Business Survey (Nov)   110 111
08:00 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Nov)     55.9 56.1
08:00 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (Nov)     57.2 57.4
08:00 EUR French Services PMI (Nov)     57.0 57.3
08:30 EUR German Composite PMI (Nov)     56.6 56.6
08:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Nov)     60.3 60.6
08:30 EUR German Services PMI (Nov)     55.0 54.7
08:35 EUR ECB's Praet Speaks         
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Oct)     3.54B
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Nov)     58.3 58.5
09:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (Nov)     56.0 56.0
09:00 EUR Services PMI (Nov)     55.2 55.0
09:30 GBP Business Investment (QoQ) (Q3)     0.4% 0.5%
09:30 GBP Business Investment (YoY) (Q3)     1.4% 2.5%
09:30 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q3)     1.5% 1.5%
09:30 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q3)     0.4% 0.4%
09:30 GBP Index of Services     0.4%
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Nov)   5 -36
11:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Nov)   2.84% 2.71%
11:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Nov)   0.40% 0.34%
12:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Oct)   -1.00B 0.43B
12:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Oct)   7.20B 6.34B
12:30 EUR ECB Publishes Account of Monetary Policy Meeting      
13:00 ZAR Interest Rate Decision (Nov)   6.75% 6.75%
13:00 ZAR Prime Rate (Nov)     10.25%
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Sep)   1.0% -0.7%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Sep)   0.9% -0.3%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (Nov)   0.14% 0.21%
14:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (Nov)   0.73% 0.62%
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (YoY) (Sep)   0.7% -0.2%
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (MoM) (Sep)   0.4% 0.2%
16:30 CHF SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks      
18:15 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
21:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (Nov)     109
21:45 NZD Exports (Oct)   4.20B 3.78B
21:45 NZD Imports (Oct)   4.95B 4.92B
21:45 NZD Trade Balance (MoM) (Oct)   -750M -1,143M
21:45 NZD Trade Balance (YoY) (Oct)   -2,705M -2,910M
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     -105.0B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     182.4B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Nov)     52.6 52.8
05:00 JPY Leading Index   106.6 106.6
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Oct)   10.0% 14.6%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Oct)     -0.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY)     3.4%
08:15 CHF Industrial orders (Q3)     2.8%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Sep)     12.2%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Sep)     8.7%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Sep)     3.40%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Sep)     2.00%
09:00 EUR German Business Expectations (Nov)   108.9 109.1
09:00 EUR German Current Assessment (Nov)   125.0 124.8
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Nov)   116.5 116.7
09:30 GBP BBA Mortgage Approvals   40.9K 41.6K
12:30 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Oct)     0.0%
12:30 EUR ECB's Constancio Speaks         
13:30 CAD Corporate Profits (QoQ)     0.1%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Sep)   1.30% 2.30%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Sep)     0.80%
14:00 MXN GDP (QoQ) (Q3)   -0.2% 0.6%
14:00 MXN GDP (YoY) (Q3)   1.6% 1.8%
14:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Nov)     54.9 54.6
14:45 USD Services PMI (Nov)     55.6 55.3
15:00 MXN Current Account (USD) (Q3)   -6,350M -321M
15:00 MXN Current Account % of GDP (Q3)     0.10%
18:15 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         

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 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 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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