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Economic Calendar

GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
11:00 EUR Italian General Election      
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP Rightmove House Price Index (MoM) 0.7%   -1.3%
01:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Sep)   51.0   51.5
01:30 JPY Services PMI   51.9   49.5
06:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Aug) 0.5% -0.6% 0.8%
06:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Aug) 2.0% 1.5% -2.1%
06:35 JPY BoJ Governor Kuroda Speaks         
07:30 JPY BOJ Deputy Governor Amamiya Speaks         
08:00 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
08:00 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
08:00 EUR ECB's Panetta Speaks         
09:00 EUR German Business Expectations (Sep) 75.2 79.0 80.5
09:00 EUR German Current Assessment (Sep) 94.5 96.0 97.5
09:00 EUR German Ifo Business Climate Index (Sep) 84.3 87.0 88.6
09:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Aug) -14.3%   -8.9%
09:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Aug) -16.3%   -9.9%
09:30 HKD Trade Balance -13.3B   -27.6B
11:10 EUR German Buba Balz Speaks         
12:00 MXN Economic Activity (MoM) (Jul) 0.40% 0.30% -0.30%
12:00 MXN Economic Activity (YoY) (Jul) 1.30% 1.60% 1.50%
12:00 BRL FGV Consumer confidence (Sep) 89.0   83.6
12:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:25 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) 5.20B   4.48B
13:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity (Aug) 0.00   0.29
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM)   0.8%   -0.6%
13:30 BRL Current Account (USD) (Jul) -4.14B 0.50B -3.50B
13:30 BRL Foreign direct investment (USD) (Jul) 7.72B 3.10B 4.48B
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction 1.855%   1.798%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction 0.681%   0.686%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction 1.325%   0.890%
14:00 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
15:00 USD FOMC Member Rosengren Speaks         
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index (Sep) -17.2   -12.9
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 2.880%   2.740%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 3.235%   3.110%
17:00 GBP MPC Member Tenreyro Speaks         
17:00 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
18:00 USD 2-Year Note Auction 4.290%   3.307%
18:00 EUR German Buba Beermann Speaks         
18:00 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
21:00 USD FOMC Member Mester Speaks         
22:00 KRW Consumer Confidence (Sep) 91.4   88.8
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY) 1.9% 2.4% 2.0%
02:30 CNY Chinese Industrial profit YTD (Aug) -2.1%   -1.1%
09:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Aug) -5.79B   -2.83B
09:00 EUR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Aug) 6.1% 5.4% 5.5%
09:00 EUR Loans to Non Financial Corporations (Aug) 8.7%   7.7%
09:00 EUR Private Sector Loans (YoY) 4.5%   4.5%
10:30 EUR German 5-Year Bobl Auction 2.080%   0.710%
11:00 EUR France Jobseekers Total 2,966.0K   2,967.0K
11:15 USD Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks         
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (Aug) -5.498B -4.460B -5.959B
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Aug) -3.618B   -4.314B
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Aug) 3.30%   3.20%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Aug) 3.50% 3.50% 3.40%
12:00 BRL BCB Copom Meeting Minutes      
12:30 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Sep) -0.37% -0.20% -0.73%
13:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Sep) 7.96% 8.13% 9.60%
13:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Aug) 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
13:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Aug) -0.2% -0.4% -0.1%
13:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Aug) -0.9%   0.9%
13:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Aug) 1.3% 0.2% 0.7%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 11.0%   10.5%
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Jul) 13.9%   16.3%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Jul) -0.6%   0.1%
14:00 USD House Price Index (Jul) 395.2   397.6
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 s.a. (MoM) (Jul) -0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (YoY) (Jul) 16.1% 17.0% 18.7%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (MoM) (Jul) -0.8%   0.4%
14:00 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
14:30 BRL Federal Tax Revenue 172.31B   202.59B
14:35 GBP BoE MPC Member Pill Speaks         
14:55 USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks         
15:00 USD CB Consumer Confidence (Sep) 108.0 104.5 103.6
15:00 USD New Home Sales (Aug) 685K 500K 532K
15:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Aug) 28.8%   -8.6%
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (Sep) 14   -8
15:00 USD Richmond Services Index (Sep) 0   -12
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Services Revenues (Sep) 5.9   7.2
15:30 USD Texas Services Sector Outlook (Sep) -5.4   -5.7
18:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction 4.228%   3.230%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock 4.150M 0.333M 1.035M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP BRC Shop Price Index (YoY) 5.7%   5.1%
00:50 JPY Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes      
01:35 USD FOMC Member Daly Speaks         
02:30 AUD Retail Sales (MoM) (Aug)   0.6% 0.4% 1.3%
06:00 JPY Coincident Indicator (MoM) 0.9%   1.4%
06:00 JPY Leading Index (MoM) -1.4% -0.7% -0.3%
06:00 JPY Leading Index 98.9   100.3
07:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate (Oct) -42.5 -39.0 -36.8
07:00 NOK Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Aug) 0.7% -0.5% -2.0%
07:45 EUR French Consumer Confidence (Sep) 79 80 82
08:15 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
09:00 EUR Italian Business Confidence (Sep) 101.3 102.1 104.0
09:00 EUR Italian Consumer Confidence (Sep) 94.8 95.1 98.3
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Jul) -0.10%   -0.40%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Jul) 16.30%   17.90%
09:00 CHF ZEW Expectations (Sep) -69.2   -56.3
09:15 GBP BoE MPC Member Cunliffe Speaks         
10:00 EUR German Buba Wuermeling Speaks         
10:10 EUR Italian 6-Month BOT Auction 1.978%   0.810%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 6.52%   6.25%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) -3.7%   3.8%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 199.3   200.1
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 254.8   264.7
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 524.1   588.1
12:30 INR RBI MPC Meeting Minutes      
13:00 BRL Brazilian PPI (MoM) (Aug) -3.11%   1.13%
13:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Aug) -87.30B   -90.19B
13:30 USD Retail Inventories Ex Auto (Aug) 0.6%   0.3%
13:30 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)   1.3% 0.4% 0.6%
13:35 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
13:45 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Aug) 1.6%   0.6%
14:00 CHF SNB Quarterly Bulletin      
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Aug) -2.0% -1.4% -0.6%
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales Index (Aug) 88.4   90.2
15:10 USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks         
15:15 USD Fed Chair Powell Speaks         
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories -0.215M 0.443M 1.142M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW) -0.604M   0.333M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports -1.604M   1.130M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories 0.692M   0.343M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production -0.278M   0.217M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -2.892M -0.069M 1.231M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production 0.166M   0.006M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles 0.417M   0.447M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW) -3.0% -0.8% 2.1%
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -2.422M 0.709M 1.569M
16:00 USD FOMC Member Bowman Speaks         
16:00 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows -3.895B   0.715B
16:00 EUR ECB's Elderson Speaks         
18:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction 3.898%   3.130%
19:00 USD Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks         
22:00 KRW Manufacturing BSI Index (Oct) 73   82
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:45 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying -1,206.1B   -140.7B
00:45 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks -310.6B   -609.7B
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying -1,102.5B   -1,206.1B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks -1,178.9B   -310.6B
01:00 NZD ANZ Business Confidence (Sep) -36.7   -47.8
01:00 NZD NBNZ Own Activity (Sep) -1.8%   -4.0%
04:30 JPY 2-Year JGB Auction -0.046%   -0.083%
07:00 ZAR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Aug) 8.15% 7.90% 8.15%
07:00 ZAR Private Sector Credit (Aug) 7.86% 6.80% 7.06%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (YoY)   9.0% 10.0% 10.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (MoM)   -0.6%   0.3%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (MoM)   0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY) (Sep)   9.3% 10.1% 10.5%
08:00 EUR ECB's Panetta Speaks         
09:00 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
09:15 EUR ECB's Elderson Speaks         
10:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs (Aug) 278.64K 268.70K 218.90K
10:00 EUR Business and Consumer Survey (Sep) 93.7 95.0 97.3
10:00 EUR Business Climate (Sep) 0.81   0.83
10:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Sep) -28.8 -28.8 -28.8
10:00 EUR Consumer Inflation Expectation (Sep) 41.3   37.0
10:00 EUR Selling Price Expectations (Sep) 50.3   44.6
10:00 EUR Services Sentiment (Sep) 4.9 7.0 8.1
10:00 EUR Industrial Sentiment (Sep) -0.4 -1.0 1.0
10:30 EUR Italian 10-Year BTP Auction 4.70%   3.76%
10:30 EUR Italian 5-Year BTP Auction 4.12%   3.09%
10:30 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
10:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Aug) 16.6% 17.7% 18.0%
10:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Aug) -0.5% 0.4% 2.2%
11:45 EUR ECB McCaul Speaks         
12:00 EUR Spanish Business Confidence -5.6   -6.1
12:00 BRL BCB Inflation Report      
12:00 BRL IGP-M Inflation Index (MoM) (Sep) -0.95% -0.86% -0.70%
12:30 GBP MPC Member Ramsden Speaks         
12:30 INR RBI MPC Meeting Minutes      
12:45 CHF SNB Gov Board Member Maechler Speaks         
13:00 INR Balance of Payments (USD) (Q2) 4.600B -18.400B -16.000B
13:00 INR Current Account % of GDP (QoQ) (Q2) -2.80% -3.60% -1.50%
13:00 INR Current Account (USD) (Q2) -23.90B -30.50B -13.40B
13:00 INR Trade Balance (USD) (Q2) -68.600B   -54.500B
13:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Sep)   1.9% 1.3% 0.3%
13:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Sep)   10.0% 9.4% 7.9%
13:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Sep)   2.2% 1.3% 0.4%
13:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Sep)   10.9% 10.0% 8.8%
13:00 BRL BCB National Monetary Council Meeting      
13:01 INR Foreign Debt (USD) (Q2) 617.1B   620.7B
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,347K 1,388K 1,376K
13:30 USD Core PCE Prices (Q2) 4.70% 4.40% 5.20%
13:30 USD Corporate Profits (QoQ) (Q2) 6.2% 9.1% -4.9%
13:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q2) -0.6% -0.6% -1.6%
13:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q2) 9.1% 8.9% 8.3%
13:30 USD GDP Sales (Q2) 1.3% 1.3% -1.2%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 193K 215K 209K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 207.00K   215.75K
13:30 USD PCE Prices (Q2) 7.3% 7.1% 7.1%
13:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q2) 2.0%   1.5%
13:30 CAD GDP (YoY) 4.30%   4.56%
13:30 CAD GDP (MoM) (Jul) 0.1% -0.1% 0.1%
14:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs (Aug) 278.64K 268.70K 218.90K
14:00 NZD RBNZ Gov Orr Speaks         
14:30 USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks         
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage 103B 94B 103B
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 2.660%   2.660%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction 3.065%   2.990%
16:44 EUR Italian PPI (YoY) (Aug) 40.1%   36.9%
16:44 EUR Italian PPI (MoM) (Aug) 2.8%   5.0%
18:00 USD FOMC Member Mester Speaks         
18:00 EUR ECB's Lane Speaks         
19:00 MXN Interest Rate Decision (Sep) 9.25% 9.25% 8.50%
22:45 NZD Building Consents (MoM) (Aug) -1.6%   4.9%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW Industrial Production (YoY) (Aug) 1.0% 1.3% 1.5%
00:00 KRW Industrial Production (MoM) (Aug) -1.8% -0.5% -1.3%
00:00 KRW Retail Sales (MoM) -1.8%   -0.3%
00:00 KRW Service Sector Output (MoM) (Aug) 1.5%   0.2%
00:30 JPY Jobs/applications ratio (Aug) 1.32 1.30 1.29
00:30 JPY Unemployment Rate (Aug) 2.5% 2.5% 2.6%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Aug)   2.7% 0.2% 0.8%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) (Sep) 2.9%   5.5%
00:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 2m ahead (MoM) (Oct) 3.2%   0.8%
00:50 JPY Large Retailers' Sales (MoM) 1.4%   0.7%
00:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug) 4.1% 2.8% 2.4%
02:30 AUD Housing Credit (Aug) 0.5%   0.5%
02:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Aug) 0.8%   0.8%
02:30 CNY Chinese Composite PMI (Sep) 50.9   51.7
02:30 CNY Manufacturing PMI (Sep) 50.1 49.6 49.4
02:30 CNY Non-Manufacturing PMI (Sep) 50.6   52.6
02:45 CNY Caixin Manufacturing PMI (Sep) 48.1 49.5 49.5
03:00 SGD Bank Lending 842.8B   838.0B
05:30 INR Cash Reserve Ratio 4.50% 4.50% 4.50%
05:30 INR Interest Rate Decision 5.90% 5.90% 5.40%
05:30 INR Reverse REPO Rate 3.35% 3.35% 3.35%
06:00 JPY Construction Orders (YoY) (Aug) 17.9%   2.8%
06:00 JPY Household Confidence (Sep) 30.8   32.5
06:00 JPY Housing Starts (YoY) (Aug) 4.6% -4.1% -5.4%
07:00 GBP Business Investment (YoY) (Q2) 5.2%   7.9%
07:00 GBP Business Investment (QoQ) (Q2) 3.7%   -0.7%
07:00 GBP Current Account (Q2) -33.8B -43.8B -43.9B
07:00 GBP GDP (YoY) (Q2) 4.4% 2.9% 8.7%
07:00 GBP GDP (QoQ) (Q2) 0.2% -0.1% 0.8%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (MoM) (Sep) 0.0% 0.3% 0.8%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (YoY) (Sep) 9.5% 10.0% 10.0%
07:30 CHF Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug) 3.0%   3.0%
07:45 EUR French Consumer Spending (MoM) (Aug) 0.0% -0.1% -0.9%
07:45 EUR French CPI (YoY)   5.6% 5.9% 5.9%
07:45 EUR French CPI (MoM)   -0.5% -0.1% 0.5%
07:45 EUR French HICP (YoY)   6.2% 6.7% 6.6%
07:45 EUR French HICP (MoM)   -0.5% -0.1% 0.5%
07:45 EUR French PPI (MoM) (Aug) 2.7%   1.9%
08:00 CHF KOF Leading Indicators (Sep) 93.8 84.5 93.5
08:00 EUR Spanish Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug) 0.0%   -0.5%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (Sep) 14K 20K 26K
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Rate (Sep) 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment (Sep) 2.510M   2.497M
08:55 EUR German Unemployment n.s.a. (Sep) 2.486M   2.550M
09:00 EUR Italian Monthly Unemployment Rate (Aug) 7.8% 7.9% 7.9%
09:00 EUR Spanish Current account (Jul) 1.34B   0.04B
09:00 NOK Central Bank Currency Purchase (Oct) 4,300.0M   3,500.0M
09:00 NOK Unemployment Change (Sep) 59.16K   59.84K
09:00 NOK Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Sep) 1.60% 1.60% 1.60%
09:30 GBP BoE Consumer Credit (Sep) 1.077B 1.400B 1.482B
09:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (MoM) (Aug) -0.2%   0.5%
09:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (Sep) 74.34K 62.00K 63.70K
09:30 GBP Mortgage Lending (Sep) 6.14B 4.90B 5.10B
09:30 HKD M3 Money Supply (Aug) 0.7%   1.2%
09:30 HKD Retail Sales (YoY) (Aug) -0.1%   4.1%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Sep)   8.9% 8.7% 8.4%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Sep)   0.3% 0.1% 0.8%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Sep)   1.7% 1.6% 0.9%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Sep)   9.5% 9.4% 9.1%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM)   1.0%   0.5%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY)   4.8% 4.7% 4.3%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Sep)   10.0% 9.7% 9.1%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM)   1.2% 0.9% 0.6%
10:00 EUR CPI, n.s.a (Sep) 119.30   117.85
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy & Food (YoY)   6.1% 5.6% 5.5%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy and Food (MoM)   0.9%   0.7%
10:00 EUR Unemployment Rate (Aug) 6.6% 6.6% 6.6%
11:00 INR Federal Fiscal Deficit (Aug) 5,416.01B   3,408.31B
12:00 EUR ECB's Elderson Speaks         
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD 537.52B   545.65B
12:30 INR Infrastructure Output (YoY) (Aug) 3.3%   4.5%
12:30 INR RBI Monetary and Credit Information Review      
12:30 INR RBI MPC Meeting Minutes      
13:00 BRL Unemployment Rate 8.9%   9.1%
13:00 ZAR Trade Balance (Aug) 7.18B 23.70B 24.81B
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Aug) 0.6% 0.5% 0.1%
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Aug) 4.9% 4.7% 4.7%
13:30 USD FOMC Member Barkin Speaks         
13:30 USD PCE Price index (YoY) (Aug) 6.2%   6.4%
13:30 USD PCE price index (MoM) (Aug) 0.3%   -0.1%
13:30 USD Personal Income (MoM) (Aug) 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
13:30 USD Personal Spending (MoM) (Aug) 0.4% 0.2% -0.2%
13:30 USD Real Personal Consumption (MoM) (Aug) 0.1%   -0.1%
13:30 BRL Net Debt-to-GDP ratio (Aug) 58.2% 58.0% 57.3%
13:30 BRL Budget Balance (Aug) -65.907B   -22.498B
13:30 BRL Budget Surplus (Aug) -30.279B -28.750B 20.440B
13:30 BRL Gross Debt-to-GDP ratio (MoM) (Aug) 77.5%   77.6%
14:00 USD Fed Vice Chair Brainard Speaks         
14:00 USD FOMC Member Mester Speaks         
14:00 USD FOMC Member Williams Speaks         
14:45 USD Chicago PMI (Sep) 45.7 51.8 52.2
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Sep) 2.70%   2.80%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Sep) 58.0   59.9
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Sep) 58.6 59.5 59.5
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Sep) 59.7   58.9
15:00 USD Michigan Inflation Expectations (Sep) 4.7%   4.6%
16:00 USD FOMC Member Bowman Speaks         
16:15 EUR German Buba Vice President Buch Speaks         
16:30 EUR ECB's Schnabel Speaks         
17:55 USD Dallas Fed PCE (Aug) 6.00%   3.70%
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count 604   602
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count 765   764
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions -46.4K   -54.8K
20:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions 7.6K   7.1K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions -27.8K   -20.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions 296.6K   305.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions 226.1K   239.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions 52.1K   65.7K
20:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions -0.0K   3.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions -152.1K   -155.7K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions -150.2K   -219.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions 0.8K   -1.6K
20:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions 80.1K   84.8K
20:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions 2.7K   -4.0K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions -17.7K   2.1K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions -41.3K   -28.0K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions -5.7K   -6.7K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions -34.7K   -40.6K
20:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions 33.8K   32.4K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions -82.6K   -81.3K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions -11.5K   -12.6K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions 33.8K   33.4K
21:15 USD FOMC Member Williams Speaks         
22:00 MXN Fiscal Balance (Aug) -30.88B   -49.34B
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:00 KRW Exports (YoY) (Sep) 2.8% 2.9% 6.6%
01:00 KRW Imports (YoY) (Sep) 18.6% 16.4% 28.2%
01:00 KRW Trade Balance (Sep) -3.70B -3.45B -9.49B

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Our Virtual Private Server (VPS) is available for all new and existing clients who maintain a minimum balance of $4,000 or equivalent in EUR, GBP or SGD in their account. It allows expert advisors to be installed and operate without interruption 24 hours a day, whenever the markets are open. This is provided in partnership with Beeks FX, a global leader in VPS solutions. If you are a forex trader and would like access to one of the fastest VPS services in the industry, then please complete the short form below to find out more.

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Key Features

  • Free for accounts that maintain a $4,000 balance or equivalent in EUR, GBP or SGD
  • Increases trading speed
  • No required number of lots to be traded
  • 24/7 technical support directly with 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 (minimum)

What is a pip?

A pip is the minimum fluctuation of the instrument being priced. At ICM we have introduced 5 digit quotes to allow our clients to benefit from smaller price increments and moves in the market. For instance, Instead of quoting prices with 4 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. For example, if you wish to trade $100,000, this is the size of the trade. A forex lot is a representation of trade size in a different format. In this example, a standard lot would represent 100,000 of any currency.

EUR 100,000 = 1 standard lot Euro

ICM offers leverage of 1:200. However, while you can earn profits by using leverage, it 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 chances of such a scenario occurring, forex traders typically implement a trading style that includes the use of stop and limit orders.

To assist with accuracy, please ensure the numbers entered are in the required format and include the correct amount of digits. For example, if EUR/USD is quoted at 5 digits instead of 4.

Incorrect format: 1.3151/1.3153

Correct format: 1.31508/1.31524

In order to calculate the pivot point you must take the Open, High, Low and Close price located in the MetaTrader 4 platform, by using the 'Crosshair' (the + sign in 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 enables traders to maintain their open position and continue to achieve positive results as long as the price moves in their favoured direction. Once trailing stops have been fixed they do not have to be altered manually, unlike a stop loss.

Will the trailing stop work when I am offline?

When a trailing stop order is being placed, ensure the MetaTrader 4 client terminal is running and that your device is connected to the internet, as it will only remain active when you are online. Once the trading platform is closed, your trailing stop order will be deactivated, and your stop loss order will remain active if placed before the trailing stop.

If you are new to forex trading, micro lots are an ideal way for you to enter a fast-moving and exciting market with a daily turnover of over  $5 trillion a day. 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, every trader is treated equally irrespective of their deposit size, and we offer this type of trading to all clients, while also being available on both our demo and live MT4 platforms.

We are always looking for new ways to improve your trading environment and offer the highest standards of service. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with our Client Services team.

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Key Features

  • Start and stop following signal providers in a matter of minutes
  • You can stop following a signal provider at any time
  • Follow multiple traders at once to diversify your strategies
  • Trades are directly linked to the client’s own platform and continue to be placed even when they are away from their system
  • Free demo version is available before going live

How to access trading signals

Becoming a signal provider

Advanced ICM traders also have the option to use trading signals. Simply register  here as a ‘Seller’ by completing the registration form. Once complete, you can sell signals to thousands of subscribers around the world. Please note, while there are no registration costs involved, it will take 30 days for your trade history to be reviewed by MetaQuotes before a fee can be added to your service.

Please read our helpful user guide on becoming a signal provider: User guide

Are trading signals secure?

The MetaQuotes software ensures each trade features a digital signature that prevents the trade from being copied incorrectly. Trades triggered by a provider’s signal are duplicated on the subscriber’s account to reflect 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?

Generally, if a signal provider has performed 100 or more trades it can be viewed as an active account. Clients should be aware of the drawdown percentage, with anything lower than 30% thought to be ideal.

Following signal providers with a steady growth rate is also advisable. However, if the growth rate reaches a high point in a short space of time, they could 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 a fee to receive their signal, you can have confidence the signal provider has used the 30 day trial period and has subsequently been verified by MetaQuotes, a process all traders must go through if they wish to charge for their signals.

How can I manage my risk with trading signals?

To manage risks treat each one as an individual trade and ensure parameters are also set to mitigate potential risk. Develop a strategy to decide how much of your account will be dedicated to each signal provider. Also ensure the strategy contains an exit plan along with rules of when you will stop tracking 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 provides the opportunity for clients to follow trading signals to support clients in their trades, however each Signal Provider should be independently evaluated. ICM 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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