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 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
21:00 KRW Export Price Index (YoY) (Dec) -2.1%   2.5%
21:00 KRW Import Price Index (YoY) (Dec) -1.0%   4.0%
21:45 NZD FPI (MoM) (Dec) -0.8%   -0.4%
23:50 JPY M2 Money Stock (YoY) 3.6% 4.0% 4.0%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD MI Inflation Gauge (MoM) 0.1%   0.2%
02:00 KRW Exports (YoY) (Dec) 8.9%   8.9%
02:00 KRW Imports (YoY) (Dec) 13.6%   13.0%
02:00 KRW Trade Balance (Dec) 5.54B   5.80B
04:44 IDR Export Growth (YoY) (Dec) 6.93% 12.70% 13.46%
04:44 IDR Import Growth (YoY) (Dec) 17.83% 17.00% 19.22%
04:44 IDR Trade Balance (Dec) -0.27B 0.64B 0.22B
06:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders (YoY)   48.3%   46.8%
06:30 INR WPI Food (YoY) (Dec) 4.72%   6.06%
06:30 INR WPI Fuel (YoY) (Dec) 9.16%   8.82%
06:30 INR WPI Inflation (YoY) (Dec) 3.58% 4.00% 3.93%
06:30 INR WPI Manufacturing Inflation (YoY) (Dec) 2.61%   2.61%
07:00 NOK Trade Balance (Dec) 24.7B   -4.2B
10:00 EUR Trade Balance (Nov) 26.3B 22.4B 18.9B
11:00 BRL IBC-Br Economic Activity (Nov) 0.49% 0.50% 0.37%
12:45 INR Exports (USD) (Dec) 27.03B   26.20B
12:45 INR Imports (USD) (Dec) 41.91B   40.02B
12:45 INR Trade Balance (Dec) -14.88B -13.00B -13.83B
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.543%   -0.557%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.569%   -0.571%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.542%   -0.560%
18:15 GBP MPC Member Tenreyro Speaks         
21:00 NZD NZIER Business Confidence (Q4) -12%   5%
21:00 NZD NZIER QSBO Capacity Utilization (Q4) 92.8%   91.3%
21:45 NZD Electronic Card Retail Sales (YoY) (Dec) 3.3%   4.3%
21:45 NZD Electronic Card Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec) 0.5%   1.3%
23:50 JPY PPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.2% 0.4% 0.5%
23:50 JPY PPI (YoY) (Dec) 3.1% 3.2% 3.6%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD New Motor Vehicle Sales (MoM) (Dec) 4.5%   0.1%
02:00 NZD RBNZ Offshore Holdings (Dec) 58.00%   57.70%
04:30 JPY Tertiary Industry Activity Index (MoM) 1.1% 0.4% 0.2%
07:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Dec) 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
07:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
07:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Dec) 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
07:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Dec) 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
07:00 EUR German WPI (MoM) (Dec) -0.3%   0.5%
07:00 EUR German WPI (YoY) (Dec) 1.8%   3.3%
07:15 CNY FDI (Dec) 7.90%   9.80%
07:45 EUR French Government Budget Balance (Nov) -84.7B   -77.2B
09:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Dec) 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%
09:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
09:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Dec) 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
09:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Dec) 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance (Nov) 4.830B 5.220B 4.988B
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance EU (Nov) 0.24B   0.70B
09:30 GBP Core CPI (YoY) (Dec) 2.5% 2.6% 2.7%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (MoM) (Dec) 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
09:30 GBP Core PPI Output (YoY) (Dec) 2.5% 2.3% 2.2%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.8%   0.1%
09:30 GBP Core RPI (YoY) (Dec) 4.2%   4.0%
09:30 GBP CPI (YoY) (Dec) 3.0% 3.0% 3.1%
09:30 GBP CPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
09:30 GBP House Price Index (YoY) 5.1%   5.4%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (MoM) (Dec) 0.1% 0.4% 1.6%
09:30 GBP PPI Input (YoY) (Dec) 4.9% 5.4% 7.3%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (MoM) (Dec) 0.4% 0.3% 0.4%
09:30 GBP PPI Output (YoY) (Dec) 3.3% 2.9% 3.1%
09:30 GBP RPI (MoM) (Dec) 0.8% 0.6% 0.2%
09:30 GBP RPI (YoY) (Dec) 4.1% 3.9% 3.9%
09:30 ZAR Gold Production (YoY) (Nov) -8.3%   -0.5%
09:30 ZAR Mining Production (Nov) 6.5% 4.9% 5.2%
09:40 EUR Spanish 12-Month Letras Auction -0.402%   -0.375%
09:40 EUR Spanish 6-Month Letras Auction -0.459%   -0.407%
13:30 USD NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Jan)   18.00 18.00
14:20 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index     2.2%
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction     1.430%
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     1.280%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     1.575%
17:00 CHF SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks      
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     -11.190M
23:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs   -380.00K -12.29K
23:30 AUD Westpac Consumer Sentiment (Jan)     3.6%
23:50 JPY Core Machinery Orders (MoM) (Nov)   -1.4% 5.0%
23:50 JPY Core Machinery Orders (YoY) (Nov)   -0.7% 2.3%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 NZD ANZ Commodity Price Index (MoM)     -9.0%
00:30 AUD Home Loans (MoM) (Nov)   -0.2% -0.6%
00:30 AUD Invest Housing Finance (MoM) (Nov)     1.6%
00:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (YoY) (Dec)   8.70% 9.10%
00:30 SGD Non-Oil Exports (MoM) (Dec)   -4.50% 8.70%
00:45 SGD Industrial Production (MoM)     4.4%
03:00 CNY FDI     9.80%
06:00 IDR Car Sales (YoY)     -4.60%
07:00 EUR German WPI (MoM) (Dec)     0.5%
07:00 EUR German WPI (YoY) (Dec)   3.4% 3.3%
07:00 IDR Loans (YoY)     7.47%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY) (Dec)     0.9%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM) (Dec)     -0.1%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Dec)   1.4% 1.4%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.4% 0.1%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (MoM) (Dec)     0.1%
10:00 EUR CPI ex Tobacco (YoY) (Dec)     1.5%
10:40 EUR German 30-Year Bund Auction     1.200%
11:00 ZAR Retail Sales (YoY) (Nov)   3.1% 3.2%
11:30 INR M3 Money Supply     10.5%
11:45 GBP BoE MPC Member Saunders Speaks         
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     4.23%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     8.3%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     242.7
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     390.2
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     1,259.2
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     3.4%
13:55 USD Redbook (MoM)     0.1%
14:15 USD Capacity Utilization Rate (Dec)   77.3% 77.1%
14:15 USD Industrial Production (MoM) (Dec)   0.4% 0.2%
14:15 USD Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Dec)   0.3% 0.2%
14:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     -0.07B
15:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index (Jan)   72 74
15:00 CAD BoC Monetary Policy Report      
15:00 CAD BoC Rate Statement      
15:00 CAD BoC Interest Rate Decision   1.25% 1.00%
19:00 USD Beige Book      
20:00 USD Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks         
20:15 USD FOMC Member Kaplan Speaks         
21:00 USD US Foreign Buying, T-bonds (Nov)     -22.10B
21:00 USD Overall Net Capital Flow (Nov)     151.20B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions (Nov)     23.2B
21:00 USD TIC Net Long-Term Transactions including Swaps (Nov)     7.90B
21:30 USD FOMC Member Mester Speaks         
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     173.0B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     597.9B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD HIA New Home Sales (MoM)     1.6%
00:00 AUD MI Inflation Expectations     3.7%
00:01 GBP RICS House Price Balance (Dec)     1%
00:30 AUD Employment Change (Dec)   9.0K 61.6K
00:30 AUD Full Employment Change (Dec)     41.9K
00:30 AUD Participation Rate (Dec)   65.4% 65.5%
00:30 AUD Unemployment Rate (Dec)   5.4% 5.4%
01:30 CNY House Prices (YoY) (Dec)     5.1%
02:00 CNY Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) (Dec)   7.1% 7.2%
02:00 CNY GDP (YoY) (Q4)   6.7% 6.8%
02:00 CNY GDP (QoQ) (Q4)   1.6% 1.7%
02:00 CNY Industrial Production (YoY) (Dec)   6.0% 6.1%
02:00 CNY Retail Sales (YoY) (Dec)   10.1% 10.2%
03:42 KRW Interest Rate Decision (Jan)   1.50% 1.50%
03:45 JPY 30-Year JGB Auction     0.848%
04:30 JPY Capacity Utilization (MoM) (Nov)     0.2%
04:30 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Nov)   0.6% 0.6%
04:45 IDR Deposit Facility Rate (Jan)   3.50% 3.50%
04:45 IDR Lending Facility Rate (Jan)   5.00% 5.00%
08:00 EUR German Buba President Weidmann Speaks         
08:30 HKD Unemployment Rate (Dec)     3.0%
09:40 EUR Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction     1.525%
09:40 EUR Spanish 3-Year Bonos Auction     -0.005%
09:40 EUR Spanish 5-Year Bonos Auction     0.356%
10:00 EUR French 3-Year BTAN Auction     -0.60%
10:00 EUR French 5-Year BTAN Auction     -0.13%
10:45 GBP 5-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     0.889%
13:00 ZAR Interest Rate Decision (Jan)   6.75% 6.75%
13:00 ZAR Prime Rate (Jan)     10.25%
13:30 USD Building Permits (Dec)   1.290M 1.303M
13:30 USD Building Permits (MoM) (Dec)     -1.0%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,900K 1,867K
13:30 USD Housing Starts (Dec)   1.275M 1.297M
13:30 USD Housing Starts (MoM) (Dec)     3.3%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   250K 261K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     250.75K
13:30 USD Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Jan)   25.0 27.9
13:30 USD Philly Fed Business Conditions (Jan)     52.7
13:30 USD Philly Fed CAPEX Index (Jan)     38.50
13:30 USD Philly Fed Employment (Jan)     19.7
13:30 USD Philly Fed New Orders (Jan)     28.2
13:30 USD Philly Fed Prices Paid (Jan)     27.80
13:30 CAD ADP Nonfarm Employment Change     59.2K
14:30 EUR ECB's Coeure Speaks         
14:45 USD Bloomberg Consumer Confidence     53.5
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage     -359B
16:00 USD Crude Oil Inventories   -3.890M -4.948M
16:00 USD Crude Oil Imports     0.152M
16:00 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     -2.395M
16:00 USD Distillate Fuel Production     -0.301M
16:00 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks     4.254M
16:00 USD Gasoline Production     -0.157M
16:00 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     -0.769M
16:00 USD Gasoline Inventories   2.625M 4.135M
18:00 USD 10-Year TIPS Auction     0.512%
21:30 NZD Business NZ PMI (Dec)     57.7
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:00 IDR Foreign Direct Investment (YoY)     12.00%
07:00 EUR German PPI (YoY) (Dec)   2.3% 2.5%
07:00 EUR German PPI (MoM) (Dec)   0.2% 0.1%
08:15 CHF PPI (YoY) (Dec)     1.8%
08:15 CHF PPI (MoM) (Dec)     0.6%
09:00 EUR Spanish Trade Balance     -2.10B
09:00 EUR Current Account (Nov)     30.8B
09:00 EUR Current Account n.s.a. (Nov)     35.9B
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (YoY) (Dec)   3.0% 1.5%
09:30 GBP Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec)   -0.8% 1.2%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (YoY) (Dec)   3.0% 1.6%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales (MoM) (Dec)   -0.6% 1.1%
11:30 INR Bank Loan Growth     10.7%
11:30 INR Deposit Growth     4.0%
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     411.12B
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases (Nov)     20.81B
13:30 CAD Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians (Nov)     16.49B
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM) (Nov)   2.0% -0.4%
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Jan)       2.40%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Jan)     90.6 84.3
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Jan)     97.0 95.9
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Jan)     115.5 113.8
15:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Jan)       2.7%
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Annualized (WoW)     3.3%
15:30 USD ECRI Weekly Index     147.6
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     752
18:00 USD FOMC Member Quarles Speaks         
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     25.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     62.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     657.6K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     203.3K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     77.4K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     38.0K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     17.5K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -21.9K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     5.5K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -125.5K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -11.0K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     144.7K

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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