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.
23:45 NZD Exports (Jun) 5.95B   5.89B
23:45 NZD Imports (Jun) 5.69B   5.40B
23:45 NZD Trade Balance (MoM) (Jun) 261M   489M
23:45 NZD Trade Balance (YoY) (Jun) -250M   -40M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Jul)   52.2   52.4
01:30 JPY Services PMI   46.4   47.2
06:00 JPY BoJ Core CPI (YoY) 0.1%   0.0%
06:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun) -3.0% 0.3% 4.4%
06:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun) 27.5% 26.8% 27.0%
09:00 EUR German Business Expectations (Jul) 101.2 103.3 103.7
09:00 EUR German Current Assessment (Jul) 100.4 101.6 99.7
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Jul) 100.8 102.1 101.7
09:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Jun) 33.0%   24.0%
09:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Jun) 31.9%   26.5%
09:30 HKD Trade Balance -40.4B   -25.5B
10:40 EUR German 12-Month Bubill Auction -0.655%   -0.634%
12:00 GBP MPC Member Vlieghe Speaks         
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Jun) 4.00%   4.10%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Jun) 4.00% 4.50% 4.00%
12:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (Jul) 82.2   80.9
12:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction -0.641%   -0.638%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction -0.646%   -0.651%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction -0.642%   -0.640%
15:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Jun) -6.6% 3.5% -7.8%
15:00 USD New Home Sales (Jun) 676K 800K 724K
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index (Jul) 27.3   31.1
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 0.050%   0.050%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 0.050%   0.050%
18:00 USD 2-Year Note Auction     0.249%
18:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs     280.70K
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW GDP (YoY) (Q2)   6.0% 1.9%
00:00 KRW GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   0.7% 1.7%
00:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY)     1.5%
02:30 CNY Chinese Industrial profit (YoY) (Jun)     36.40%
02:30 CNY Chinese Industrial profit YTD (Jun)     83.4%
05:00 IDR Foreign Direct Investment (YoY) (Q2)     14.00%
08:30 JPY BoJ Governor Kuroda Speaks         
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Jun)     4.77B
09:00 EUR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Jun)   8.2% 8.4%
09:00 EUR Loans to Non Financial Corporations (Jun)     1.9%
09:00 EUR Private Sector Loans (YoY)     3.9%
10:45 GBP 5-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     0.465%
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Jul)   21 25
11:00 BRL Current Account (USD) (Jun)   3.50B 3.80B
11:00 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Jun)   2.50B 1.20B
12:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (May)   0.30% -0.20%
12:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (May)   24.10% 22.30%
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (Jun)   1.700B 0.340B
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Jun)     -0.905B
13:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Jun)   0.8% 0.3%
13:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Jun)   2.1% 2.3%
13:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Jun)     1.7%
13:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Jun)   0.7% 0.1%
13:35 AUD RBA Assist Gov Debelle Speaks         
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     15.0%
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (May)     15.7%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (May)     1.8%
14:00 USD House Price Index (May)     331.2
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 s.a. (MoM) (May)   1.6% 1.6%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (YoY) (May)   16.4% 14.9%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (MoM) (May)     2.1%
15:00 USD CB Consumer Confidence (Jul)   123.9 127.3
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Index (Jul)     22
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (Jul)     8
15:00 USD Richmond Services Index (Jul)     25
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Services Revenues (Jul)     16.7
15:30 USD Texas Services Sector Outlook (Jul)     36.2
18:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction     0.904%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     0.806M
22:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (Jul)     110.3
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP BRC Shop Price Index (YoY)     -0.7%
00:50 JPY BoJ Summary of Opinions      
02:30 AUD CPI (QoQ) (Q2)   0.7% 0.6%
02:30 AUD CPI (YoY) (Q2)   3.8% 1.1%
02:30 AUD CPI Index Number (Q2)     117.90
02:30 AUD Trimmed Mean CPI (YoY) (Q2)   1.6% 1.1%
02:30 AUD Trimmed Mean CPI (QoQ) (Q2)   0.5% 0.3%
02:30 AUD Weighted mean CPI (YoY) (Q2)   1.7% 1.3%
02:30 AUD Weighted mean CPI (QoQ) (Q2)   0.5% 0.4%
06:00 JPY Coincident Indicator (MoM)     -2.6%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (YoY) (Jul)   12.1% 13.4%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.6% 0.7%
07:00 EUR German Import Price Index (MoM) (Jun)   1.5% 1.7%
07:00 EUR German Import Price Index (YoY) (Jun)   12.6% 11.8%
07:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate (Aug)   1.0 -0.3
07:00 NOK Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jun)     5.8%
07:45 EUR French Consumer Confidence (Jul)   102 102
09:00 EUR Italian Business Confidence (Jul)   115.4 114.8
09:00 EUR Italian Consumer Confidence (Jul)   115.5 115.1
09:00 CHF ZEW Expectations (Jul)     51.3
10:45 EUR Italian 6-Month BOT Auction     -0.521%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     3.11%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     -4.0%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     255.8
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     698.3
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     3,267.6
12:30 INR M3 Money Supply     10.1%
13:00 BRL Brazilian PPI (MoM) (Jun)     1.00%
13:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Jun)     -88.16B
13:30 USD Retail Inventories Ex Auto (Jun)     0.9%
13:30 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)     1.3%
13:30 CAD Common CPI (YoY)     1.8%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (YoY) (Jun)   2.4% 2.8%
13:30 CAD Core CPI (MoM) (Jun)   0.4% 0.4%
13:30 CAD CPI (YoY) (Jun)   3.2% 3.6%
13:30 CAD CPI (MoM) (Jun)   0.4% 0.5%
13:30 CAD Median CPI (YoY)     2.4%
13:30 CAD Trimmed CPI (YoY)     2.7%
15:00 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Jun)     5.7%
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories   -3.433M 2.108M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW)     -0.086M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports     2.438M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories     -1.347M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production     -0.024M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   0.250M -1.349M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production     -0.728M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles     0.587M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW)   0.4% -0.4%
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories   -0.367M -0.121M
18:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     -1.086B
19:00 USD FOMC Statement      
19:00 USD Fed Interest Rate Decision   0.25% 0.25%
19:30 USD FOMC Press Conference         
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     -1,217.8B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     -10.5B
02:00 NZD ANZ Business Confidence (Jul)     -0.6
02:00 NZD NBNZ Own Activity (Jul)     31.6%
02:30 AUD Export Price Index (QoQ) (Q2)     11.2%
02:30 AUD Import Price Index (QoQ) (Q2)     0.2%
03:30 SGD Unemployment Rate       2.9%
07:00 ZAR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Jun)     1.82%
07:00 ZAR Private Sector Credit (Jun)     -0.42%
07:45 EUR French PPI (MoM) (Jun)     0.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (YoY) (Jul)     2.6% 2.6%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.4% 0.4%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (MoM) (Jul)       0.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY) (Jul)     2.9% 2.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish Unemployment Rate (Q2)   15.10% 15.98%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (Jul)   -28K -38K
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Rate (Jul)   5.8% 5.9%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment (Jul)     2.691M
08:55 EUR German Unemployment n.s.a. (Jul)     2.614M
09:30 GBP BoE Consumer Credit (Jun)   0.600B 0.280B
09:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (MoM) (Jun)     0.4%
09:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (Jun)   86.10K 87.55K
09:30 GBP Mortgage Lending (Jun)   7.90B 6.58B
09:30 GBP Net Lending to Individuals     6.9B
10:00 EUR Italian PPI (YoY) (Jun)     8.0%
10:00 EUR Italian PPI (MoM) (Jun)     1.0%
10:00 EUR Business and Consumer Survey (Jul)   118.5 117.9
10:00 EUR Business Climate (Jul)     1.71
10:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Jul)   -4.4 -4.4
10:00 EUR Consumer Inflation Expectation (Jul)     27.1
10:00 EUR Selling Price Expectations (Jul)     36.0
10:00 EUR Services Sentiment (Jul)   19.9 17.9
10:00 EUR Industrial Sentiment (Jul)   13.0 12.7
10:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Jun)   7.3% 7.4%
10:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Jun)     0.4%
10:45 EUR Italian 10-Year BTP Auction     0.81%
10:45 EUR Italian 5-Year BTP Auction     0.12%
11:30 EUR Spanish Business Confidence     -1.1
12:00 BRL IGP-M Inflation Index (MoM) (Jul)   0.84% 0.60%
12:30 EUR ECB Publishes Account of Monetary Policy Meeting      
13:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Jul)     3.3% 2.3%
13:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Jul)     0.5% 0.4%
13:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Jul)     2.9% 2.1%
13:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Jul)     0.5% 0.4%
13:00 BRL BCB National Monetary Council Meeting      
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   3,196K 3,236K
13:30 USD Core PCE Prices (Q2)   5.90% 2.50%
13:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q2)     8.6% 6.4%
13:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q2)     5.4% 4.3%
13:30 USD GDP Sales (Q2)     9.2%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   380K 419K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.     385.25K
13:30 USD PCE Prices (Q2)     3.7%
13:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q2)     11.4%
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Jun)   0.3% 8.0%
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales Index (Jun)     114.7
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage     49B
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     0.045%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction     0.045%
18:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction     1.264%
22:00 KRW Manufacturing BSI Index (Aug)     101
23:45 NZD Building Consents (MoM) (Jun)     -2.8%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW Industrial Production (YoY) (Jun)     15.6%
00:00 KRW Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun)     -0.7%
00:00 KRW Retail Sales (MoM)     -1.8%
00:00 KRW Service Sector Output (MoM) (Jun)     -0.2%
00:30 JPY Jobs/applications ratio (Jun)   1.10 1.09
00:30 JPY Unemployment Rate (Jun)   3.0% 3.0%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Jun)     5.0% -6.5%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) (Jul)     9.1%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 2m ahead (MoM) (Aug)     -1.4%
00:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun)   0.2% 8.3%
01:00 SGD Business Expectations (Q2)     38.00
02:30 AUD Housing Credit (Jun)     0.6%
02:30 AUD PPI (YoY) (Q2)     0.2%
02:30 AUD PPI (QoQ) (Q2)     0.4%
02:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Jun)     0.4%
03:00 SGD Bank Lending (Jun)     693.7B
05:00 IDR Foreign Direct Investment (YoY)     14.00%
05:00 IDR M2 Money Supply (YoY) (Jun)     8.10%
06:00 JPY Construction Orders (YoY) (Jun)     7.4%
06:00 JPY Housing Starts (YoY) (Jun)   7.2% 9.9%
06:30 EUR French Consumer Spending (MoM) (Jun)   1.4% 10.4%
06:30 EUR French GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   0.8% -0.1%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (YoY) (Jul)   12.0% 13.4%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.5% 0.7%
07:00 EUR German GDP (YoY) (Q2)   9.6% -3.4%
07:00 EUR German GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   2.0% -1.8%
07:00 EUR German Import Price Index (YoY) (Jun)   12.8% 11.8%
07:45 EUR French CPI (MoM)       0.1%
07:45 EUR French CPI (YoY)       1.5%
07:45 EUR French HICP (YoY)       1.9%
07:45 EUR French HICP (MoM)       0.2%
08:00 EUR Italian Monthly Unemployment Rate (Jun)   10.4% 10.5%
08:00 EUR Italian Quarterly Unemployment Rate     9.2%
08:00 CHF KOF Leading Indicators (Jul)   130.0 133.4
08:00 EUR Spanish GDP (YoY) (Q2)   19.0% -4.2%
08:00 EUR Spanish GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   2.2% -0.4%
08:00 EUR Spanish Retail Sales (YoY) (Jun)     19.6%
09:00 EUR Italian GDP (YoY) (Q2)   15.6% -0.8%
09:00 EUR Italian GDP (QoQ) (Q2)   1.3% 0.1%
09:00 EUR Spanish Current account (May)     0.40B
09:00 NOK Central Bank Currency Purchase (Aug)     -1,700.0M
09:00 NOK Unemployment Change (Jul)     103.20K
09:00 NOK Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Jul)   2.90% 2.90%
09:30 HKD M3 Money Supply (Jun)     8.5%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Jul)   1.7% 1.3%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Jul)   0.2% 0.1%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Jul)   -1.1% 0.2%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Jul)   1.0% 1.3%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Jul)     2.0% 1.9%
10:00 EUR CPI, n.s.a (Jul)       107.70
10:00 EUR GDP (QoQ)       -0.3%
10:00 EUR GDP (YoY)       -1.3%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy & Food (YoY) (Jul)     0.7% 0.9%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy and Food (MoM)       0.2%
10:00 EUR Unemployment Rate (Jun)   7.9% 7.9%
11:00 INR Federal Fiscal Deficit (Jun)     1,231.74B
12:00 MXN GDP (YoY)       -3.6%
12:00 MXN GDP (QoQ)       0.8%
12:30 INR Bank Loan Growth     6.1%
12:30 INR Deposit Growth     9.8%
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD     612.73B
12:30 INR RBI Monetary and Credit Information Review      
13:00 INR Infrastructure Output (YoY) (Jun)     16.8%
13:00 BRL Unemployment Rate     14.7%
13:00 ZAR Trade Balance (Jun)   46.50B 54.60B
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Jun)   3.7% 3.4%
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Jun)   0.6% 0.5%
13:30 USD Employment Benefits (QoQ) (Q2)     0.60%
13:30 USD Employment Cost Index (QoQ) (Q2)   0.9% 0.9%
13:30 USD Employment Wages (QoQ) (Q2)     1.00%
13:30 USD PCE Price index (YoY) (Jun)     3.9
13:30 USD PCE price index (MoM) (Jun)     0.4%
13:30 USD Personal Income (MoM) (Jun)   -0.3% -2.0%
13:30 USD Personal Spending (MoM) (Jun)   0.7% 0.9%
13:30 USD Real Personal Consumption (MoM) (Jun)     -0.4%
13:30 CAD GDP (MoM) (May)   -0.3% -0.3%
13:30 CAD IPPI (YoY) (Jun)     16.4%
13:30 CAD IPPI (MoM) (Jun)     2.7%
13:30 CAD RMPI (MoM) (Jun)     3.2%
13:30 CAD RMPI (YoY) (Jun)     40.1%
13:30 BRL Debt-to-GDP ratio (Jun)     59.7%
13:30 BRL Budget Balance (Jun)     -37.400B
13:30 BRL Budget Surplus (Jun)   -62.100B -15.500B
14:45 USD Chicago PMI (Jul)   64.6 66.1
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Jul)     2.90%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Jul)   84.0 78.4
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Jul)   80.8 80.8
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Jul)   90.7 84.5
15:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Jul)     4.8%
16:00 CAD Budget Balance (May)     -31.44B
16:00 CAD Budget Balance (YoY) (May)     -314.00B
17:00 USD Dallas Fed PCE (Jun)     2.80%
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     380
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count     484
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     -3.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     2.6K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     20.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     311.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     448.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     196.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions     -2.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -127.5K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     34.2K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     37.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     137.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     26.8K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     12.9K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     -28.4K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     8.0K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -35.7K
20:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     21.4K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -55.7K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     3.0K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     45.8K
22:00 MXN Fiscal Balance (Jun)     -3.08B
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 USD FOMC Member Brainard Speaks         
02:00 CNY Chinese Composite PMI (Jul)     52.9
02:00 CNY Manufacturing PMI (Jul)   50.8 50.9
02:00 CNY Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jul)     53.5

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
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  • No required number of lots to be traded
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  • Accessible from anywhere in the world
  • Reduces Latency
  • Reduces slippage
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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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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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