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.
03:13 CNY FX Reserves (USD) (Jul) 3.104T 3.050T 3.071T
04:00 CNY Exports (YoY) (Jul) 18.0% 15.0% 17.9%
04:00 CNY Imports (YoY) (Jul) 2.3% 3.7% 1.0%
04:00 CNY Trade Balance (USD) (Jul) 101.26B 90.00B 97.94B
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Adjusted Current Account 0.84T   0.01T
00:50 JPY Bank Lending (YoY) (Jul) 1.8%   1.3%
00:50 JPY Current Account n.s.a. (Jun) -0.132T -0.704T 0.128T
04:00 NZD Inflation Expectations (QoQ) 3.1%   3.3%
04:00 IDR Consumer Confidence (Jul) 123.2   128.2
06:00 JPY Economy Watchers Current Index (Jul) 43.8 51.6 52.9
06:45 CHF Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Jul) 2.0%   2.0%
06:45 CHF Unemployment Rate s.a. (Jul) 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%
07:00 NOK Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jun) 0.3%   -2.3%
09:00 NOK Manufacturing PMI (Jul) 54.6   56.0
09:30 EUR Sentix Investor Confidence (Aug) -25.2 -24.7 -26.4
10:00 SGD Foreign Reserves USD (MoM) (Jul) 288.2B   314.3B
12:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction     0.453%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction     0.001%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction     0.180%
15:00 USD CB Employment Trends Index (Jul)     119.38
16:00 USD Consumer Inflation Expectations     6.8%
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction     2.490%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     2.850%
23:45 NZD Electronic Card Retail Sales (MoM) (Jul)     0.1%
23:45 NZD Electronic Card Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)     1.9%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP BRC Retail Sales Monitor (YoY) (Jul)   -1.5% -1.3%
00:50 JPY M2 Money Stock (YoY)   3.3% 3.3%
00:50 JPY M3 Money Supply (Jul)     2,062.3T
01:30 AUD Westpac Consumer Sentiment (Aug)     -3.0%
02:30 AUD NAB Business Confidence (Jul)     1
02:30 AUD NAB Business Survey (Jul)     13
04:35 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     2.850%
04:35 JPY 30-Year JGB Auction     1.230%
05:00 IDR Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun)     2.9%
07:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders (YoY)       17.1%
09:40 EUR Spanish 12-Month Letras Auction     0.687%
09:40 EUR Spanish 6-Month Letras Auction     0.117%
10:00 GBP 30-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     2.531%
10:30 EUR German 2-Year Schatz Auction     0.340%
11:00 USD NFIB Small Business Optimism (Jul)   89.5 89.5
12:00 MXN Core CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.59% 0.77%
12:00 MXN CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.72% 0.84%
12:00 MXN CPI (YoY) (Jul)   8.13% 7.99%
12:00 BRL BCB Copom Meeting Minutes      
13:00 BRL CPI (MoM) (Jul)   -0.65% 0.67%
13:00 BRL CPI (YoY) (Jul)   10.10% 11.89%
13:00 BRL Brazilian IPCA Inflation Index SA (MoM) (Jul)     0.73%
13:30 USD Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) (Q2)     -4.6% -7.3%
13:30 USD Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) (Q2)     9.0% 12.6%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     15.5%
15:00 USD IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism   40.2 38.5
16:30 USD 52-Week Bill Auction     2.960%
17:00 USD EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook      
18:00 USD 3-Year Note Auction     3.093%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     2.165M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW Unemployment Rate (Jul)     2.9%
00:50 JPY PPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.4% 0.7%
00:50 JPY PPI (YoY) (Jul)   8.4% 9.2%
02:30 CNY CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.5% -0.2%
02:30 CNY CPI (YoY) (Jul)   2.9% 2.5%
02:30 CNY PPI (YoY) (Jul)   4.8% 6.1%
07:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.9% 0.9%
07:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Jul)   7.5% 7.5%
07:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Jul)   0.8% -0.1%
07:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Jul)   8.5% 8.2%
07:00 NOK Core CPI YTD (Jul)   3.8% 3.6%
07:00 NOK Core Inflation (MoM) (Jul)   0.8% 0.5%
07:00 NOK CPI (YoY) (Jul)   6.4% 6.3%
07:00 NOK CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.9% 0.9%
07:00 NOK PPI (YoY) (Jul)     68.8%
09:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.4% 0.4%
09:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Jul)   7.9% 7.9%
09:00 EUR Italian CPI Ex Tobacco (MoM) (Jul)     7.8%
09:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Jul)   8.4% 8.4%
09:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Jul)   -1.1% -1.1%
10:10 EUR Italian 12-Month BOT Auction     0.722%
10:30 EUR German 30-Year Bund Auction     1.410%
10:30 ZAR Business Confidence (Jul)     89.3
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     5.43%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     1.2%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     208.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     279.2
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     640.6
12:30 INR M3 Money Supply     7.9%
13:00 BRL Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun)   -0.1% -0.2%
13:00 BRL Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun)   -1.0% 0.1%
13:30 USD Core CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.5% 0.7%
13:30 USD Core CPI (YoY) (Jul)   6.1% 5.9%
13:30 USD Core CPI Index (Jul)     294.35
13:30 USD CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.2% 1.3%
13:30 USD CPI (YoY) (Jul)   8.7% 9.1%
13:30 USD CPI Index, n.s.a. (Jul)   296.58 296.31
13:30 USD CPI Index, s.a (Jul)     295.33
13:30 USD CPI, n.s.a (MoM) (Jul)     1.37%
13:30 USD Real Earnings (MoM) (Jul)     -1.0%
15:00 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)   1.9% 1.8%
15:00 USD Wholesale Trade Sales (MoM) (Jun)   0.9% 0.5%
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories     4.467M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW)     -0.174M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     2.214M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     0.926M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     -0.076M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   1.038M -2.400M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production     -0.366M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     0.023M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW)     -1.2%
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories   -1.614M 0.163M
16:00 USD Cleveland CPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.7%
17:00 USD Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     49.50
17:00 BRL Brazil Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     46.14
18:00 USD 10-Year Note Auction     2.960%
18:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     6.483B
19:00 USD Federal Budget Balance (Jul)   -76.5B -89.0B
23:45 NZD External Migration & Visitors (Jun)     26.30%
23:45 NZD Permanent/Long-Term Migration (Jun)     -828
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP RICS House Price Balance (Jul)   60% 65%
01:00 SGD GDP (YoY) (Q2)   3.7% 4.8%
01:00 SGD GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   0.8% 0.1%
02:00 AUD MI Inflation Expectations     6.3%
04:00 KRW M2 Money supply (Jun)     8.60%
09:00 USD IEA Monthly Report      
10:10 EUR Italian 15-Year BTP Auction      
10:10 EUR Italian 3-Year BTP Auction     1.84%
10:10 EUR Italian 30-Year BTP Auction     4.230%
10:10 EUR Italian 7-Year BTP Auction     2.76%
10:30 ZAR Gold Production (YoY) (Jun)     -28.3%
10:30 ZAR Mining Production (Jun)   -5.0% -7.8%
11:00 GBP Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     43.3
11:00 EUR Italy Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     38.80
11:00 EUR Germany Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     47.48
11:00 EUR France Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     42.53
12:00 USD OPEC Monthly Report      
12:00 MXN Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun)     0.1%
12:00 MXN Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun)   3.6% 3.3%
12:00 ZAR Manufacturing Production (YoY) (Jun)   -2.9% -2.3%
12:00 ZAR Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jun)   -0.5% -0.2%
13:00 BRL Brazilian Service Sector Growth (YoY) (Jun)   6.1% 9.2%
13:00 BRL Brazilian Service Sector Growth (MoM) (Jun)   0.5% 0.9%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,416K 1,416K
13:30 USD Core PPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.4% 0.4%
13:30 USD Core PPI (YoY) (Jul)   7.7% 8.2%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   263K 260K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     254.75K
13:30 USD PPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.3% 1.1%
13:30 USD PPI (YoY) (Jul)   10.4% 11.3%
14:15 CNY M2 Money Stock (YoY)     11.4%
14:15 CNY New Loans     2,810.0B
14:15 CNY Outstanding Loan Growth (YoY)     11.2%
14:15 CNY Chinese Total Social Financing     5,170.0B
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage   29B 41B
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     2.110%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction     2.210%
18:00 USD 30-Year Bond Auction     3.115%
19:00 MXN Interest Rate Decision (Aug)   8.50% 7.75%
22:00 KRW Export Price Index (YoY) (Jul)     23.7%
22:00 KRW Import Price Index (YoY) (Jul)     33.6%
23:30 NZD Business NZ PMI (Jul)     49.7
23:45 NZD FPI (MoM) (Jul)     1.2%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     37.1B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     -120.3B
03:00 JPY Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     37.39
03:00 CNY China Thomson Reuters IPSOS PCSI (Aug)     71.52
06:30 EUR French Unemployment Rate (Q2)   7.3% 7.3%
07:00 GBP Business Investment (YoY) (Q2)       8.3%
07:00 GBP Business Investment (QoQ) (Q2)     -0.3% -0.6%
07:00 GBP Construction Output (MoM) (Jun)   -1.5% 1.5%
07:00 GBP U.K. Construction Output (YoY) (Jun)   3.3% 4.7%
07:00 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q2)     -0.2% 0.8%
07:00 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q2)   2.8% 8.7%
07:00 GBP GDP (MoM)   -1.2% 0.5%
07:00 GBP Index of Services   -0.4% 0.1%
07:00 GBP Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun)   -1.3% 0.9%
07:00 GBP Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun)   1.6% 1.4%
07:00 GBP Manufacturing Production (YoY) (Jun)   0.9% 2.3%
07:00 GBP Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jun)   -1.8% 1.4%
07:00 GBP Monthly GDP 3M/3M Change     0.4%
07:00 GBP Trade Balance (Jun)   -22.30B -21.45B
07:00 GBP Trade Balance Non-EU (Jun)     -10.37B
07:45 EUR French CPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.8%
07:45 EUR French CPI (YoY)     6.1%
07:45 EUR French HICP (YoY) (Jul)   6.8% 6.8%
07:45 EUR French HICP (MoM) (Jul)   0.3% 0.3%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (MoM) (Jul)   -0.2% -0.2%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (YoY) (Jul)   10.8% 10.8%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY) (Jul)   10.8% 10.8%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (MoM) (Jul)   -0.5% -0.5%
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance (Jun)   0.350B -0.012B
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance EU (Jun)     0.25B
09:30 HKD GDP (YoY) (Q2)     -1.4%
09:30 HKD GDP (QoQ) (Q2)     -0.9%
10:00 EUR Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun)   0.2% 0.8%
10:00 EUR Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun)   0.8% 1.6%
10:30 EUR Gemran Current Account Balance n.s.a (Jun)     2.5B
12:30 INR Deposit Growth     8.4%
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     571.56B
13:00 GBP NIESR Monthly GDP Tracker     0.2%
13:00 INR CPI (YoY) (Jul)   7.03% 7.01%
13:00 INR Cumulative Industrial Production (Jun)     12.90%
13:00 INR Exports (USD)     35.24B
13:00 INR Imports (USD)     66.26B
13:00 INR Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun)     19.6%
13:00 INR Manufacturing Output (MoM) (Jun)     20.6%
13:00 INR Trade Balance     -31.02B
13:30 USD Export Price Index (MoM) (Jul)   -0.4% 0.7%
13:30 USD Import Price Index (MoM) (Jul)   -1.0% 0.2%
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Aug)       2.90%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Aug)     48.9 47.3
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Aug)     52.2 51.5
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Aug)     59.0 58.1
15:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Aug)       5.2%
17:00 USD WASDE Report      
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     598
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count     764
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -56.4K
20:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     4.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     -27.4K
20:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     201.4K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     253.8K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     124.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions     24.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -125.0K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     -231.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     1.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     92.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     -0.7K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     20.3K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     -23.1K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -13.3K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -56.0K
20:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     -1.1K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -42.8K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -1.6K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     -38.8K
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD HIA New Home Sales (MoM)     1.9%

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

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.

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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