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.
12:30 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Mar) -0.15 2.55 -0.31
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (Mar) 5.21M 5.30M 5.48M
15:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM) (Mar) -4.9% -3.8% 11.2%
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 2.400%   2.380%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 2.400%   2.390%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
04:00 NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY) 5.1%   6.4%
06:00 JPY BoJ Core CPI (YoY) 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
06:00 SGD CPI (YoY) (Mar) 0.6% 0.6% 0.5%
09:30 HKD CPI (YoY) (Mar) 2.10% 1.60% 2.10%
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM) (Feb) 0.3% 0.1% 0.4%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM) 1.2%   0.7%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 6.0%   5.0%
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Feb) 4.9%   5.6%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Feb) 0.3% 0.6% 0.6%
14:00 USD House Price Index (Feb) 272.8   272.1
14:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Mar) 3.60%   3.40%
14:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Mar) 3.20%   3.30%
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.527%   -0.521%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.516%   -0.519%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.515%   -0.521%
15:00 USD New Home Sales (Mar) 692K 647K 662K
15:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Mar) 4.5% -3.0% 5.9%
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Index (Apr) 3 10 10
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (Apr) -2   2
15:00 USD Richmond Services Index (Apr) 26   5
15:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Apr)   -7.9 -7.0 -7.2
16:30 USD 52-Week Bill Auction 2.360%   2.360%
18:00 USD 2-Year Note Auction 2.355%   2.261%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock 6.900M   -3.096M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY) 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
02:30 AUD CPI (YoY) (Q1) 1.3% 1.5% 1.8%
02:30 AUD CPI (QoQ) (Q1) 0.0% 0.2% 0.5%
02:30 AUD CPI Index Number (Q1) 114.10   114.10
02:30 AUD Trimmed Mean CPI (QoQ) (Q1) 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
02:30 AUD Trimmed Mean CPI (YoY) (Q1) 1.6% 1.7% 1.8%
02:30 AUD Weighted mean CPI (QoQ) (Q1) 0.1% 0.4% 0.4%
02:30 AUD Weighted mean CPI (YoY) (Q1) 1.2% 1.6% 1.7%
05:30 JPY All Industries Activity Index (MoM) -0.2% -0.2% 0.0%
06:00 JPY Leading Index 97.1 97.4 96.5
07:45 EUR French Business Survey (Apr) 101 102 103
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Mar) 3.42B   2.16B
09:00 CHF ZEW Expectations (Apr) -7.7   -26.9
09:00 EUR German Business Expectations 95.2 96.0 95.6
09:00 EUR German Current Assessment 103.3 103.6 103.9
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index 99.2 99.9 99.6
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance     -4.48B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (Mar) 0.84B -0.80B -0.51B
09:30 GBP Public Sector Net Cash Requirement (Mar) 8.871B   0.671B
10:40 EUR German 10-Year Bund Auction     -0.050%
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Apr)     1
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     4.44%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     -3.5%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     280.7
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     459.0
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     1,453.0
12:30 INR M3 Money Supply     10.6%
15:00 CAD BoC Monetary Policy Report      
15:00 CAD BoC Rate Statement      
15:00 CAD BoC Interest Rate Decision   1.75% 1.75%
15:00 MXN 1st Half-Month Core CPI (Apr)   0.18% 0.18%
15:00 MXN 1st Half-Month CPI (Apr)   -0.19% 0.26%
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories   1.255M -1.396M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     -0.659M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     -1.543M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     -0.215M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   -1.158M -0.362M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production     -0.252M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     0.793M
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories   -1.042M -1.174M
16:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs (Mar)   79.00K 173.14K
16:15 CAD BOC Press Conference         
16:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     -3.112B
18:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction     2.172%
20:00 BRL Federal Tax Revenue   112.70B 115.62B
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW GDP (QoQ) (Q1)     0.3% 1.0%
00:00 KRW GDP (YoY) (Q1)     2.5% 3.1%
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     591.1B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     528.5B
04:00 JPY BoJ Monetary Policy Statement      
04:00 JPY BoJ Outlook Report (YoY)      
04:00 JPY BoJ Interest Rate Decision   -0.10% -0.10%
07:00 IDR Foreign Direct Investment (YoY)     -11.60%
07:00 NOK Industrial Confidence (Q1)     9.0
07:30 JPY BoJ Press Conference         
08:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY)     1.9%
08:00 EUR Spanish Unemployment Rate (Q1)   14.38% 14.45%
08:00 IDR Interest Rate Decision   6.00% 6.00%
09:00 EUR ECB Economic Bulletin      
10:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Mar)   0.5% 0.3%
10:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Mar)   5.4% 4.7%
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Apr)     -18
11:00 GBP CBI Industrial Trends Orders (Apr)   3 1
12:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (Apr)     91.0
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Apr)   4.66% 4.18%
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Apr)   0.69% 0.54%
13:13 IDR Deposit Facility Rate (Apr)   5.25% 5.25%
13:13 IDR Lending Facility Rate (Apr)   6.75% 6.75%
13:30 USD Cap Goods Ship Non Defense Ex Air (MoM)       -0.1%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,699K 1,653K
13:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Mar)   0.2% -0.1%
13:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Mar)   0.8% -1.6%
13:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Mar)   0.1% -1.9%
13:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Mar)   0.1% -0.1%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   200K 192K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     201.25K
13:30 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (YoY) (Feb)     0.9%
14:00 MXN Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb)     1.9%
14:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Mar)   0.50B -1.13B
14:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Mar)   8.00B 8.40B
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage   87B 92B
16:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (Apr)     10
16:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (Apr)     17
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     2.400%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction     2.390%
18:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction     2.281%
22:00 USD Treasury Department Report      
22:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (Apr)     100
23:45 NZD Exports (Mar)   5.30B 4.82B
23:45 NZD Imports (Mar)   5.15B 4.80B
23:45 NZD Trade Balance (MoM) (Mar)   131M 12M
23:45 NZD Trade Balance (YoY) (Mar)   -6,339M -6,620M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 JPY Jobs/applications ratio (Mar)   1.64 1.63
00:30 JPY Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Apr)   1.1% 1.1%
00:30 JPY Tokyo CPI (YoY) (Apr)   1.1% 0.9%
00:30 JPY Unemployment Rate (Mar)   2.4% 2.3%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Mar)     -0.1% 0.7%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) (Apr)     1.3%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 2m ahead (MoM) (May)     1.1%
00:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY) (Mar)   0.8% 0.6%
01:30 SGD URA Property Index (QoQ) (Q1)     -1.50%
02:30 AUD Export Price Index (QoQ) (Q1)   3.5% 4.4%
02:30 AUD Import Price Index (QoQ) (Q1)   0.4% 0.5%
02:30 AUD PPI (YoY) (Q1)   2.0% 2.0%
02:30 AUD PPI (QoQ) (Q1)   0.4% 0.5%
03:30 SGD Unemployment Rate (Q1)   2.2% 2.2%
06:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Mar)     0.7%
06:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Mar)   -2.0% -4.1%
07:45 EUR French Consumer Confidence (Apr)   97 96
09:00 CHF SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks      
09:30 GBP Gross Mortgage Approvals   38.7K 35.3K
10:45 EUR Italian 6-Month BOT Auction     -0.062%
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Apr)   0 -18
11:00 EUR France Jobseekers Total     3,366.0K
12:30 INR Bank Loan Growth     13.2%
12:30 INR Deposit Growth     10.0%
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     414.90B
13:30 USD Core PCE Prices     1.30% 1.80%
13:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q1)     2.1% 2.2%
13:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q1)     1.3% 1.9%
13:30 USD PCE Prices       1.5%
13:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q1)     2.5%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Feb)     0.20%
14:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Feb)     1.30%
14:00 MXN Trade Balance (Mar)     1.222B
14:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Mar)     -0.388B
14:30 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Mar)     0.3%
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Apr)     2.30%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Apr)   86.0 85.8
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Apr)   97.0 96.9
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Apr)   114.2 114.2
15:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Apr)     2.4%
16:00 CAD Budget Balance (YoY) (Feb)     -1.21B
16:00 CAD Budget Balance (Feb)     -1.54B
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     825
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count     1,012
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     0.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     -98.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     5.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     -154.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     515.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     56.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -50.1K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     16.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     5.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     -56.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     -41.5K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -49.2K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     156.0K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -32.6K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -46.9K
20:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     -14.1K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -87.1K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -3.2K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     -98.0K

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

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.

 

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.
 

CFDs and Spot FX are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 72.81% 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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