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At ICM we continuously strive to offer services that support you when trading with us. That includes our Pip Calculator which helps 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 only a few seconds. In addition, you can access our Economic Calendar to help you to track the occurrence of market-moving events. You can use the Trading Signals feature on the MT4 platform which helps you subscribe to the signal feeds of other traders also using the system.

 

Economic Calendar

GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
01:30 CNY Chinese Industrial profit (YoY) (Oct) -3.00%   -2.30%
01:30 CNY Chinese Industrial profit YTD (Oct) -3.0%   -2.3%
04:10 JPY BOJ Deputy Governor Amamiya Speaks         
23:00 AUD RBA Governor Lowe Speaks         
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD Retail Sales (MoM) (Oct)   -0.2% 0.5% 0.6%
07:00 NOK Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Oct) -0.3%   0.1%
08:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Oct) -10.4%   -9.1%
08:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Oct) -11.9%   -7.8%
08:30 HKD Trade Balance -20.9B   -44.9B
09:00 EUR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Oct) 5.1% 6.2% 6.3%
09:00 EUR Loans to Non Financial Corporations (Oct) 8.9%   8.9%
09:00 EUR Private Sector Loans (YoY) 4.2% 4.5% 4.4%
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Nov) -19 2 18
11:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
11:25 EUR ECB McCaul Speaks         
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (Oct) -2.012B -3.216B -0.895B
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Oct) -0.986B   -0.055B
12:01 BRL Bank lending (MoM) (Oct) 1.0%   2.2%
13:30 CAD Current Account (Q3) -11.1B 6.6B 2.7B
14:00 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction 2.346%   2.275%
14:00 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction 1.500%   1.341%
14:00 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction 1.927%   1.838%
14:00 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index (Nov) -14.4   -19.4
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 4.285%   4.220%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 4.550%   4.520%
17:00 USD FOMC Member Bullard Speaks         
17:00 USD FOMC Member Williams Speaks         
17:10 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
19:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions -35.9K   -32.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions 6.7K   6.7K
19:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions 3.1K   9.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions 248.8K   252.9K
19:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions 252.5K   278.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions 116.1K   126.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions 3.0K   -5.3K
19:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions -170.9K   -152.1K
19:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions -191.5K   -202.6K
19:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions 16.8K   17.6K
19:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions 70.2K   76.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions -27.5K   -22.5K
19:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions -11.7K   -12.9K
19:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions 63.3K   67.9K
19:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions -14.5K   -16.8K
19:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions -42.8K   -44.7K
19:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions 8.7K   9.0K
19:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions -64.9K   -65.8K
19:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions -4.3K   -6.6K
19:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions 123.1K   112.7K
23:30 JPY Jobs/applications ratio (Oct) 1.35 1.35 1.34
23:30 JPY Unemployment Rate (Oct) 2.6% 2.5% 2.6%
23:50 JPY Large Retailers' Sales (MoM) 0.2%   1.5%
23:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY) (Oct) 4.3% 5.0% 4.8%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
03:35 JPY 2-Year JGB Auction -0.029%   -0.031%
06:00 ZAR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Oct) 9.82% 8.25% 8.75%
06:00 ZAR Private Sector Credit (Oct) 9.34% 8.15% 9.74%
08:00 CHF GDP (QoQ) (Q3) 0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
08:00 CHF GDP (YoY) (Q3) 0.5% 1.0% 2.2%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (YoY)   6.8% 7.4% 7.3%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (MoM)   -0.1%   0.3%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY)   6.6% 7.5% 7.3%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY) (Nov)   6.6% 7.5% 7.3%
08:10 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Sep) -1.20%   3.40%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Sep) 18.00%   22.90%
09:30 GBP BoE Consumer Credit (Oct) 0.769B 0.900B 0.608B
09:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (MoM) (Oct) 0.0% 0.8% 2.1%
09:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (Oct) 58.98K 60.20K 65.97K
09:30 GBP Mortgage Lending (Oct) 3.97B 5.02B 5.88B
09:30 GBP Net Lending to Individuals 4.7B 6.7B 6.5B
09:30 ZAR Unemployment Rate (Q3) 32.90% 33.40% 33.90%
09:30 ZAR Unemployment (Q3) 7.700M   8.000M
10:00 EUR Business and Consumer Survey (Nov) 93.7 93.5 92.7
10:00 EUR Business Climate (Nov) 0.54   0.74
10:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Nov) -23.9 -23.9 -23.9
10:00 EUR Consumer Inflation Expectation (Nov) 30.1   37.3
10:00 EUR Selling Price Expectations (Nov) 40.4   44.8
10:00 EUR Services Sentiment (Nov) 2.3 2.0 2.1
10:00 EUR Industrial Sentiment (Nov) -2.0 -0.5 -1.2
10:10 EUR Italian 10-Year BTP Auction 3.96%   4.24%
11:00 BRL CAGED Net Payroll Jobs (Oct) 159.45K 238.00K 278.09K
11:00 BRL IGP-M Inflation Index (MoM) (Nov) -0.56% -0.38% -0.97%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Oct) 3.20% 3.30% 3.10%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Oct) 3.30% 3.20% 3.30%
12:00 EUR Spanish Business Confidence -7.7   -4.2
12:00 BRL Brazilian PPI (MoM) (Oct) -0.85%   -1.89%
12:28 EUR Italian PPI (MoM) (Oct) -3.3%   2.7%
12:28 EUR Italian PPI (YoY) (Oct) 28.0%   41.7%
12:35 GBP BoE MPC Member Mann         
13:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Nov)   -0.5% -0.2% 0.9%
13:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Nov)   10.0% 10.4% 10.4%
13:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Nov)   0.0% 0.1% 1.1%
13:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Nov)   11.3% 11.3% 11.6%
13:30 CAD GDP Implicit Price (QoQ) (Q3) -1.40%   3.20%
13:30 CAD GDP (MoM) (Sep)   0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
13:30 CAD GDP (YoY) (Q3) 3.93%   4.66%
13:30 CAD GDP (QoQ) (Q3) 0.7% 0.4% 0.8%
13:30 CAD GDP Annualized (QoQ) (Q3) 2.9% 1.5% 3.2%
13:30 BRL Federal Tax Revenue (Oct) 205.48B   166.29B
13:30 EUR ECB's Schnabel Speaks         
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 10.4%   7.5%
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Sep) 11.0%   12.0%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Sep) 0.1% -1.2% -0.7%
14:00 USD House Price Index (Sep) 392.3   392.0
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 s.a. (MoM) (Sep) -1.2% -1.2% -1.3%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (MoM) (Sep) -1.5% -0.7% -1.6%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (YoY) (Sep) 10.4% 10.8% 13.1%
15:00 GBP BoE Gov Bailey Speaks         
15:00 USD CB Consumer Confidence (Nov) 100.2 100.0 102.2
15:00 CHF SNB Vice Chairman Schlegel Speaks         
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Services Revenues (Nov) 5.5   8.5
15:30 USD Texas Services Sector Outlook (Nov) -11.0   -13.6
16:30 USD 52-Week Bill Auction 4.555%   4.505%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock -7.850M -2.487M -4.819M
21:45 NZD Building Consents (MoM) (Oct) -10.7%   3.6%
23:00 KRW Industrial Production (MoM) (Oct) -3.5% -1.0% -1.9%
23:00 KRW Industrial Production (YoY) (Oct) -1.1% 0.0% 0.7%
23:00 KRW Retail Sales (MoM) -0.2%   -1.9%
23:00 KRW Service Sector Output (MoM) (Oct) -0.8%   -0.2%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Oct)   -2.6% -1.5% -1.7%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) (Nov) 3.3%   -0.4%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 2m ahead (MoM) (Dec) 2.4%   0.8%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD RBA Kearns Speaks         
00:00 NZD ANZ Business Confidence (Nov) -57.1   -42.7
00:00 NZD NBNZ Own Activity (Nov) -13.7%   -2.5%
00:01 GBP BRC Shop Price Index (YoY) 7.4%   6.6%
00:30 AUD Building Approvals (MoM) (Oct)   -6.0% -1.8% -8.1%
00:30 AUD Construction Work Done (QoQ) (Q3) 2.2% 1.5% -3.8%
00:30 AUD CPI (YoY) 6.9% 7.4% 7.3%
00:30 AUD Housing Credit (Oct) 0.4%   0.5%
00:30 AUD Private House Approvals (Oct)   -2.2%   -7.8%
00:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Oct) 0.6% 0.6% 0.7%
01:30 CNY Chinese Composite PMI (Nov) 47.1   49.0
01:30 CNY Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 48.0 49.0 49.2
01:30 CNY Non-Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 46.7 48.0 48.7
02:00 SGD Bank Lending 826.1B   838.8B
05:00 JPY Construction Orders (YoY) (Oct) 7.9%   36.6%
05:00 JPY Housing Starts (YoY) (Oct) -1.8% -1.3% 1.1%
07:45 EUR French Consumer Spending (MoM) (Oct) -2.8% -0.6% 1.3%
07:45 EUR French CPI (MoM)   0.4% 0.4% 1.0%
07:45 EUR French CPI (YoY)   6.2% 6.2% 6.2%
07:45 EUR French GDP (QoQ) (Q3)   0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
07:45 EUR French HICP (YoY)   7.1% 7.1% 7.1%
07:45 EUR French HICP (MoM)   -0.5% 0.4% 1.2%
07:45 EUR French PPI (MoM) (Oct) -0.1%   1.0%
08:00 CHF KOF Leading Indicators (Nov) 89.5 91.3 90.9
08:00 EUR Spanish Retail Sales (YoY) (Oct) 1.0%   0.4%
08:00 EUR European Central Bank Non-monetary Policy Meeting      
08:30 GBP BoE MPC Member Pill Speaks         
08:30 HKD M3 Money Supply (Oct) -2.2%   -0.8%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (Nov) 17K 13K 9K
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Rate (Nov) 5.6% 5.5% 5.5%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment (Nov) 2.538M   2.518M
08:55 EUR German Unemployment n.s.a. (Nov) 2.434M   2.442M
09:00 EUR Italian GDP (YoY) (Q3) 2.6% 2.6% 4.9%
09:00 EUR Italian GDP (QoQ) (Q3) 0.5% 0.5% 1.1%
09:00 CHF ZEW Expectations (Nov) -57.5   -53.1
09:00 EUR Spanish Current account (Sep) 0.36B   -0.11B
09:00 NOK Central Bank Currency Purchase (Dec) 1,900.0M   3,700.0M
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Nov)   11.8% 11.3% 11.8%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Nov)   0.5% 0.2% 3.4%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Nov)   12.5% 12.0% 12.6%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Nov)   0.6% 0.2% 3.8%
10:00 INR Federal Fiscal Deficit (Oct) 7,581.37B   6,198.49B
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM)   0.0% 0.6% 0.6%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY)   5.0% 5.0% 5.0%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Nov)   10.0% 10.4% 10.6%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM)   -0.1% 0.2% 1.5%
10:00 EUR CPI, n.s.a (Nov) 120.92   121.03
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy & Food (YoY) (Nov)   6.6% 6.3% 6.4%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy and Food (MoM)   0.2%   0.7%
10:30 EUR German 10-Year Bund Auction 1.950%   2.250%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 6.49%   6.67%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) -0.8%   2.2%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 181.0   174.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 208.1   209.8
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 325.5   373.6
12:00 INR GDP Quarterly (YoY) (Q2) 6.3% 6.2% 13.5%
12:00 INR Infrastructure Output (YoY) (Oct) 0.1%   7.8%
12:00 BRL Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.5% 8.7%
12:00 ZAR Trade Balance (Oct) -4.31B 16.85B 19.70B
12:30 BRL Net Debt-to-GDP ratio (Oct) 58.3% 58.1% 58.3%
12:30 BRL Budget Balance (Oct) -14.474B -20.250B -60.618B
12:30 BRL Budget Surplus (Oct) 27.095B 26.100B 10.746B
12:30 BRL Gross Debt-to-GDP ratio (MoM) (Oct) 76.8%   77.1%
13:15 USD ADP Nonfarm Employment Change (Nov) 127K 200K 239K
13:30 USD Core PCE Prices (Q3)   4.60% 4.50% 4.70%
13:30 USD Corporate Profits (QoQ) (Q3)   -0.2% 3.1% 6.2%
13:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q3)   2.9% 2.7% 2.6%
13:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q3)   4.3% 4.1% 9.0%
13:30 USD GDP Sales (Q3)   4.0% 3.3% 1.3%
13:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Oct)   -99.00B -90.20B -92.22B
13:30 USD PCE Prices (Q3)   4.3% 4.2% 7.3%
13:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q3) 1.7% 1.4% 2.0%
13:30 USD Retail Inventories Ex Auto (Oct)   -0.4% -0.2% -0.9%
13:30 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)   0.8% 0.5% 0.6%
14:45 USD Chicago PMI (Nov) 37.2 47.0 45.2
15:00 USD JOLTs Job Openings (Oct) 10.334M 10.300M 10.687M
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Oct) -4.6% -5.0% -8.7%
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales Index (Oct) 77.1   80.8
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories -12.580M -2.758M -3.691M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW) 0.228M   0.258M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports -1.732M   1.124M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories -0.415M -0.697M -0.887M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production 0.200M   0.014M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks 3.547M 1.457M 1.718M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production 0.196M   -0.625M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles -0.729M   0.961M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW) 1.3% 0.2% 1.0%
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories 2.769M 1.625M 3.058M
17:35 USD Fed Governor Cook Speaks         
18:30 USD Fed Chair Powell Speaks         
19:00 USD Beige Book      
20:00 MXN Fiscal Balance (Oct) -59.99B   -111.25B
21:30 AUD AIG Manufacturing Index (Nov) 44.7   49.6
22:00 AUD Manufacturing PMI 51.3 51.5 52.7
23:00 KRW GDP (QoQ) (Q3) 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
23:00 KRW GDP (YoY) (Q3) 3.1% 3.1% 2.9%
23:50 JPY Capital Spending (YoY) (Q3) 9.8% 6.4% 4.6%
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying -51.2B   -527.1B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks 442.9B   4.4B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW Exports (YoY) (Nov) -14.0% -11.0% -5.7%
00:00 KRW Imports (YoY) (Nov) 2.7% 0.2% 9.9%
00:00 KRW Trade Balance (Nov) -7.01B -4.42B -6.70B
00:30 KRW Nikkei Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 49.0   48.2
00:30 AUD Building Capital Expenditure (MoM) (Q3) 0.5%   -2.5%
00:30 AUD Plant/Machinery Capital Expenditure (QoQ) (Q3) -1.6%   2.1%
00:30 AUD Private New Capital Expenditure (QoQ) (Q3) -0.6% 1.5% 0.0%
00:30 JPY Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 49.0 49.4 49.4
00:30 IDR Nikkei Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 50.3   51.8
01:30 JPY BoJ Board Member Noguchi Speaks         
01:45 CNY Caixin Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 49.4 48.9 49.2
03:35 JPY 10-Year JGB Auction 0.250%   0.248%
04:00 IDR Core Inflation (YoY) (Nov) 3.30% 3.40% 3.31%
04:00 IDR Inflation (YoY) (Nov) 5.42% 5.50% 5.71%
04:00 IDR Inflation (MoM) (Nov) 0.09% 0.16% -0.11%
05:00 INR Nikkei S&P Global Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 55.7 55.0 55.3
05:00 JPY Household Confidence (Nov) 28.6 30.3 29.9
05:30 AUD Commodity Prices (YoY) 19.1%   31.6%
06:00 JPY BoJ Governor Kuroda Speaks         
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (YoY) (Nov) 4.4% 5.8% 7.2%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (MoM) (Nov) -1.4% -0.3% -0.9%
07:00 EUR German Retail Sales (YoY) (Oct) -5.0% -2.8% -0.9%
07:00 EUR German Retail Sales (MoM) (Oct) -2.8% -0.6% 1.2%
07:30 CHF Retail Sales (YoY) (Oct) -2.5% 3.5% 2.6%
07:30 CHF CPI (YoY) (Nov) 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
07:30 CHF CPI (MoM) (Nov) 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
08:00 EUR ECB's Enria Speaks         
08:15 EUR Spanish Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 45.7 45.6 44.7
08:30 CHF procure.ch PMI (Nov) 53.9 54.0 54.9
08:30 HKD Retail Sales (YoY) (Oct) 3.9%   -1.4%
08:45 EUR Italian Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 48.4 47.0 46.5
08:50 EUR French Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 48.3 49.1 47.2
08:55 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 46.2 46.7 45.1
09:00 EUR Italian Monthly Unemployment Rate (Oct) 7.8% 8.0% 7.9%
09:00 NOK Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 51.2   52.9
09:00 EUR Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 47.1 47.3 46.4
09:00 ZAR Manufacturing PMI 52.6   50.0
09:30 GBP Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 46.5 46.2 46.2
09:40 EUR Spanish 15-Year Obligacion Auction 3.130%   3.260%
10:00 EUR French 10-Year OAT Auction 2.19%   2.76%
10:00 EUR Unemployment Rate (Oct) 6.5% 6.6% 6.6%
10:10 GBP 30-Year Treasury Gilt Auction 3.411%   4.409%
11:30 INR M3 Money Supply 8.9%   7.8%
12:00 BRL GDP (YoY) (Q3) 3.6% 3.7% 3.2%
12:00 BRL GDP (QoQ) (Q3) 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
12:00 ZAR Total Vehicle Sales (Nov) 49.41K   45.97K
12:00 ZAR Total Vehicle Sales (YoY) (Nov) 18.20%   11.40%
12:30 USD Challenger Job Cuts (Nov) 76.835K   33.843K
12:30 USD Challenger Job Cuts (YoY) 416.5%   48.3%
13:00 BRL S&P Global Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 44.3   50.8
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,608K 1,573K 1,551K
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Oct) 0.2% 0.3% 0.5%
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Oct) 5.0% 5.0% 5.2%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 225K 235K 241K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 228.75K   227.00K
13:30 USD PCE Price index (YoY) (Oct) 6.0% 6.0% 6.3%
13:30 USD PCE price index (MoM) (Oct) 0.3% 0.5% 0.3%
13:30 USD Personal Income (MoM) (Oct) 0.7% 0.4% 0.4%
13:30 USD Personal Spending (MoM) (Oct) 0.8% 0.8% 0.6%
13:30 USD Real Personal Consumption (MoM) (Oct) 0.5%   0.3%
13:30 CAD Labor Productivity (QoQ) (Q3) 0.6% 0.3% 0.1%
14:25 USD Fed Logan Speaks         
14:30 USD FOMC Member Bowman Speaks         
14:30 CAD Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 49.6   48.8
14:45 USD Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 47.7 47.6 47.6
15:00 USD Construction Spending (MoM) (Oct) -0.3% -0.3% 0.1%
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing Employment (Nov) 48.4   50.0
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing New Orders Index (Nov) 47.2   49.2
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 49.0 49.8 50.2
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing Prices (Nov) 43.0 47.5 46.6
15:00 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows 2.232B   0.715B
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage -81B -84B -80B
15:30 MXN Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 50.60   50.30
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 3.950%   3.970%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction 4.080%   4.120%
16:45 EUR ECB's Lane Speaks         
17:30 EUR ECB's Elderson Speaks         
18:00 BRL Trade Balance (Nov) 6.70B 5.02B 3.92B
19:48 USD Dallas Fed PCE (Oct) 3.40%   4.30%
20:00 USD Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Barr Speaks         
21:45 NZD Terms of Trade - Exports Prices (Q3) 3.1% 0.9% 3.7%
21:45 NZD Terms of Trade - Exports Volume (QoQ) (Q3) 5.5% 0.3% 3.0%
21:45 NZD Terms of Trade - Imports Prices (Q3) 6.3% 2.5% 6.5%
21:45 NZD Terms of Trade Index (QoQ) (Q3) -3.4% 1.6% -2.4%
23:00 KRW CPI (MoM) (Nov) -0.1%   0.3%
23:00 KRW CPI (YoY) (Nov) 5.0% 5.1% 5.7%
23:50 JPY Monetary Base (YoY) -6.4% -4.5% -6.9%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD Home Loans (MoM) -2.9% -4.5% -4.8%
00:30 AUD Invest Housing Finance (MoM) -2.2%   -6.0%
00:30 AUD Retail Sales (MoM) -0.2% -0.2% 0.6%
02:40 AUD RBA Governor Lowe Speaks         
02:40 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
04:30 NZD RBNZ Gov Orr Speaks         
07:00 EUR German Exports (MoM) (Oct) -0.6% -0.3% -0.7%
07:00 EUR German Import Price Index (MoM) (Oct) -1.2% -1.7% -0.9%
07:00 EUR German Import Price Index (YoY) (Oct) 23.5% 23.3% 29.8%
07:00 EUR German Imports (MoM) (Oct) -3.7% -0.4% -2.2%
07:00 EUR German Trade Balance (Oct) 6.9B 5.2B 2.8B
07:45 EUR French Government Budget Balance (Oct) -143.2B   -146.6B
07:45 EUR French Industrial Production (MoM) (Oct) -2.6% 0.0% -0.9%
08:00 EUR Spanish Unemployment Change -33.5K -20.3K -27.0K
08:00 BRL IPC-Fipe Inflation Index (MoM) (Nov) 0.47%   0.45%
09:00 NOK Unemployment Change (Nov) 58.01K   58.54K
09:00 NOK Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Nov) 1.60% 1.70% 1.60%
10:00 EUR PPI (YoY) (Oct) 30.8% 31.5% 41.9%
10:00 EUR PPI (MoM) (Oct) -2.9% -2.0% 1.6%
11:30 INR Bank Loan Growth 17.2%   17.0%
11:30 INR Deposit Growth 9.6%   8.2%
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD 550.14B   547.25B
12:00 BRL Industrial Production (MoM) (Oct) 0.3% -0.1% 0.3%
12:00 BRL Industrial Production (YoY) (Oct) 1.7% 1.6% 0.4%
12:00 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
13:00 SGD Manufacturing PMI (Nov) 49.8   49.7
13:30 USD Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) (Nov) 0.6% 0.3% 0.5%
13:30 USD Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (YoY) (Nov) 5.1% 4.6% 4.9%
13:30 USD Average Weekly Hours (Nov) 34.4 34.5 34.5
13:30 USD Government Payrolls (Nov) 42.0K   36.0K
13:30 USD Manufacturing Payrolls (Nov) 14K 20K 36K
13:30 USD Nonfarm Payrolls (Nov) 263K 200K 284K
13:30 USD Participation Rate (Nov) 62.1%   62.2%
13:30 USD Private Nonfarm Payrolls (Nov) 221K 190K 248K
13:30 USD U6 Unemployment Rate (Nov) 6.7%   6.8%
13:30 USD Unemployment Rate (Nov) 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
13:30 CAD Employment Change (Nov) 10.1K 5.0K 108.3K
13:30 CAD Full Employment Change (Nov) 50.7K   119.3K
13:30 CAD Part Time Employment Change (Nov) -40.6K   -11.0K
13:30 CAD Participation Rate (Nov) 64.8%   64.9%
13:30 CAD Unemployment Rate (Nov) 5.1% 5.3% 5.2%
13:30 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
15:00 USD All Car Sales (Nov) 3.12M   3.18M
15:00 USD All Truck Sales (Nov) 11.03M   11.94M
15:15 USD Chicago Fed President Evans Speaks         
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count 627   627
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count 784   784
19:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions -36.6K   -35.9K
19:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions 6.4K   6.7K
19:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions 2.0K   3.1K
19:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions 270.2K   248.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions 239.7K   252.5K
19:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions 110.0K   116.1K
19:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions 9.8K   3.0K
19:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions -163.4K   -170.9K
19:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions -204.2K   -191.5K
19:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions 17.5K   16.8K
19:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions 87.2K   70.2K
19:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions -33.3K   -27.5K
19:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions -16.1K   -11.7K
19:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions 66.1K   63.3K
19:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions -14.2K   -14.5K
19:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions -44.6K   -42.8K
19:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions 7.6K   8.7K
19:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions -67.4K   -64.9K
19:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions -5.1K   -4.3K
19:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions 122.2K   123.1K
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
02:30 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         

VPS hosting for forex trading

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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