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) 0.7%   -2.3%
01:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (YoY) (Aug) 5.00%   11.00%
01:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (MoM) (Aug) 0.40% 0.20% 3.60%
01:30 SGD Trade Balance 6.760B   2.720B
03:00 KRW Exports (YoY) (Aug) 8.7%   8.7%
03:00 KRW Imports (YoY) (Aug) 9.4%   9.2%
03:00 KRW Trade Balance (Aug) 6.85B   6.90B
05:00 IDR Export Growth (YoY) (Aug) 4.15% 10.03% 19.33%
05:00 IDR Import Growth (YoY) (Aug) 24.65% 26.53% 31.56%
05:00 IDR Trade Balance (Aug) -1.02B -0.68B -2.03B
07:00 NOK Trade Balance (Aug) 31.8B   25.3B
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance (Jul) 5.676B 4.820B 5.174B
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance EU (Jul) 2.68B   1.62B
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY) (Aug) 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM) (Aug) 0.2% 0.2% -0.3%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM) (Aug) 0.2% 0.2% -0.3%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Aug) 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Aug) 0.2%   -0.3%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Aug) 1.9%   2.1%
11:00 EUR German Buba Monthly Report      
12:15 EUR ECB's Praet Speaks         
12:30 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
12:30 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity (Jul) 0.57%   3.29%
13:30 USD NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Sep) 19.00 23.20 25.60
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases (Jul) 12.65B 4.35B 10.30B
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians (Jul) 13.13B   11.25B
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.551%   -0.618%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.556%   -0.550%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.586%   -0.596%
14:00 EUR ECB's Mersch Speaks         
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 2.125%   2.110%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 2.290%   2.265%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:30 AUD House Price Index (QoQ) (Q2) -0.7% -0.7% -0.7%
02:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes      
04:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Aug) 56.10%   56.50%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Production (MoM) (Jul) -1.0% -0.4% 0.3%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Production (YoY) (Jul) 2.9% 1.4% 1.4%
09:15 EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks         
09:22 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (YoY) (Jul) 2.8%   2.0%
09:22 EUR Italian Industrial New Orders (MoM) (Jul) -2.3%   -1.5%
09:24 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Jul) 2.90%   4.70%
09:24 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Jul) -1.00%   -0.30%
09:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Aug) 2.8%   2.8%
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction -0.487%   -0.521%
10:40 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction -0.540%   -0.610%
10:47 IDR Car Sales (YoY) (Aug) 5.10%   25.90%
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM) (Jul) 0.9% 0.6% 1.3%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 5.4%   6.3%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM) 0.3%   0.8%
15:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index (Sep) 67 66 67
15:15 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index -1.3%   -0.7%
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 2.020%   1.975%
21:00 USD US Foreign Buying, T-bonds (Jul) 18.90B   -48.60B
21:00 USD Overall Net Capital Flow (Jul) 52.20B   189.70B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions (Jul) 74.8B 65.1B -36.5B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions including Swaps (Jul) 56.60B   -51.40B
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock 1.250M   -8.636M
22:00 NZD Westpac Consumer Sentiment (Q3) 103.5   108.6
23:45 NZD Current Account (QoQ) (Q2) -1.62B -1.32B 0.18B
23:45 NZD Current Account (YoY) (Q2) -9.54B -8.09B -7.91B
23:45 NZD Current Account % of GDP (Q2) -3.30% -2.80% -2.80%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Adjusted Trade Balance -0.19T -0.14T -0.10T
00:50 JPY Exports (YoY) (Aug) 6.6% 5.6% 3.9%
00:50 JPY Imports (YoY) (Aug) 15.4% 14.9% 14.6%
00:50 JPY Trade Balance (Aug) -445B -469B -232B
01:30 AUD MI Leading Index (MoM) 0.1%   0.0%
02:30 AUD RBA Assist Gov Kent Speaks         
04:00 JPY BoJ Monetary Policy Statement (YoY)      
04:00 JPY BoJ Interest Rate Decision -0.10% -0.10% -0.10%
06:45 CHF SECO Economic Forecasts      
07:30 JPY BoJ Press Conference         
09:00 GBP BoE MPC Member Haldane Speaks         
09:00 EUR Current Account (Jul) 21.3B   23.8B
09:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (Jul) 31.9B   28.8B
09:00 ZAR Core CPI (YoY) (Aug) 4.2% 4.3% 4.3%
09:00 ZAR Core CPI (MoM) (Aug) 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
09:00 ZAR CPI (YoY) (Aug) 4.9% 5.2% 5.1%
09:00 ZAR CPI (MoM) (Aug) -0.1% 0.2% 0.8%
09:30 GBP Core CPI (YoY) (Aug) 2.1% 1.8% 1.9%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (MoM) (Aug) 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (YoY) (Aug) 2.1% 2.1% 2.3%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (MoM) (Aug) 0.9%   0.1%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (YoY) (Aug) 3.4%   3.3%
09:30 GBP CPI (YoY) (Aug) 2.7% 2.4% 2.5%
09:30 GBP CPI (MoM) (Aug) 0.7% 0.5% 0.0%
09:30 GBP CPIH (YoY) 2.1%   2.3%
09:30 GBP House Price Index (YoY) 3.1% 2.9% 3.2%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (MoM) (Aug) 0.5% 0.4% 0.5%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (YoY) (Aug) 8.7% 9.1% 10.3%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (MoM) (Aug) 0.2% 0.2% 0.0%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (YoY) (Aug) 2.9% 2.9% 3.1%
09:30 GBP RPI (MoM) (Aug) 0.9% 0.6% 0.1%
09:30 GBP RPI (YoY) (Aug) 3.5% 3.2% 3.2%
10:40 EUR German 10-Year Bund Auction 0.490%   0.330%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 4.88%   4.84%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) 1.6%   -1.8%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 234.2   233.5
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 342.7   337.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 917.1   884.3
13:30 USD Building Permits (Aug) 1.229M 1.310M 1.311M
13:30 USD Building Permits (MoM) (Aug) -5.7% -0.1% 1.5%
13:30 USD Current Account (Q2) -101.5B -103.5B -121.7B
13:30 USD Housing Starts (MoM) (Aug) 9.2% 5.8% -0.3%
13:30 USD Housing Starts (Aug) 1.282M 1.235M 1.174M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories -2.057M -2.741M -5.296M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports -0.106M   -0.443M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -1.250M   -1.242M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production -0.079M   0.097M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks 0.839M 0.651M 6.163M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production -0.114M   0.169M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles 0.495M   0.206M
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -1.719M -0.104M 1.250M
15:30 EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks         
16:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows -1.477B   -0.858B
22:00 BRL Interest Rate Decision 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
23:45 NZD GDP (QoQ) (Q2) 1.0% 0.8% 0.5%
23:45 NZD GDP (YoY) (Q2) 2.8% 2.5% 2.6%
23:45 NZD GDP Annual Average (Q2) 2.7% 2.7% 2.7%
23:45 NZD GDP Expenditure (QoQ) (Q2) 1.2% 0.7% 0.4%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:30 AUD RBA Bulletin      
07:00 CHF Trade Balance (Aug) 2.134B 2.410B 2.214B
08:30 CHF SNB Interest Rate Decision -0.75% -0.75% -0.75%
08:30 CHF SNB Monetary Policy Assessment         
09:00 NOK Interest Rate Decision   0.75% 0.50%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug)   2.5% 3.7%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Aug)   -0.2% 0.9%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (MoM) (Aug)   -0.1% 0.7%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug)   2.3% 3.5%
09:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Aug)     2.40%
09:40 EUR Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction     1.432%
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Year Bonos Auction     -0.149%
09:40 EUR Spanish 5-Year Bonos Auction     0.410%
10:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction     -0.44%
10:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction     0.01%
10:00 EUR ECB's Praet Speaks         
10:45 GBP 10-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     1.458%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,705K 1,696K
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   210K 204K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     208.00K
13:30 USD Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Sep)   17.0 11.9
13:30 USD Philly Fed Business Conditions (Sep)     38.8
13:30 USD Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Sep)     27.10
13:30 USD Philly Fed Employment (Sep)     14.3
13:30 USD Philly Fed New Orders (Sep)     9.9
13:30 USD Philly Fed Prices Paid (Sep)     55.00
13:30 CAD ADP Nonfarm Employment Change     11.6K
14:00 MXN Aggregate Demand (YoY) (Q2)   3.10% 2.40%
14:00 MXN Aggregate Demand (QoQ) (Q2)     3.70%
14:00 MXN Private Spending (QoQ) (Q2)     1.50%
14:00 MXN Private Spending (YoY) (Q2)     2.60%
14:00 ZAR Interest Rate Decision (Sep)   6.50% 6.50%
14:00 ZAR Prime Rate (Sep)   10.00% 10.00%
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Aug)   5.35M 5.34M
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Aug)   0.3% -0.7%
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Sep)     -2.0 -1.9
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage   84B 69B
16:15 EUR German Buba President Weidmann Speaks         
18:00 USD 10-Year TIPS Auction     0.762%
22:00 KRW PPI (MoM) (Aug)     0.4%
22:00 KRW PPI (YoY) (Aug)     2.9%
23:45 NZD External Migration & Visitors (Aug)     1.40%
23:45 NZD Permanent/Long-Term Migration (Aug)     4,720
23:45 NZD Visitor Arrivals (MoM)     0.6%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Aug)   0.9% 0.8%
00:30 JPY National CPI (MoM)     0.3%
00:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Aug)     0.9%
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     297.6B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     -1,063.2B
01:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     53.1 52.5
04:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY)     3.2%
05:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM)   0.2% -0.8%
07:45 EUR French GDP (YoY)   1.7% 1.7%
07:45 EUR French GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   0.2% 0.2%
08:00 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     53.3 53.5
08:00 EUR French Markit Composite PMI (Sep)     54.7 54.9
08:15 EUR French Services PMI (Sep)     55.2 55.4
08:30 EUR German Composite PMI (Sep)     55.4 55.6
08:30 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     55.7 55.9
08:30 EUR German Services PMI (Sep)     55.1 55.0
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance     -2.45B
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     54.4 54.6
09:00 EUR Markit Composite PMI (Sep)   54.4 54.5
09:00 EUR Services PMI (Sep)     54.4 54.4
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Aug)   2.85B -2.87B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Aug)     -19.233B
12:00 GBP BoE Quarterly Bulletin      
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     399.28B
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Sep)   4.37% 4.30%
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Sep)   0.17% 0.13%
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)     1.9%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Aug)     0.2%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Aug)     1.6%
13:30 CAD Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   0.6% -0.1%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Aug)   2.8% 3.0%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Aug)   -0.1% 0.5%
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)     2.0%
13:30 CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   0.4% -0.2%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)     2.1%
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)   0.0% 0.0%
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)   2.9% 3.7%
14:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Sep)     55.1 54.7
14:45 USD Markit Composite PMI       54.7
14:45 USD Services PMI (Sep)     54.9 54.8
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW)      
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index     148.0
16:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs     47.32K
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     867
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -61.2K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     -8.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     543.8K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     -7.6K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     122.2K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     -27.4K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -26.9K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     14.5K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -35.4K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -44.3K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -53.9K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -22.6K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     11.2K

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 1:30 to retail clients. 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.

CFD’s and Spot FX are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79.45% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs and Spot FX work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read More
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