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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.
23:50 JPY Corporate Services Price Index (CSPI) (YoY) 2.1% 2.4% 2.4%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (MoM) (Jan) -5.7% 3.0% -1.3%
05:00 SGD Industrial Production (YoY) (Jan) 1.1% 4.5% -2.4%
07:00 NOK Unemployment Rate (Jan) 4.5%   3.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish PPI (YoY) (Jan) -3.8%   -6.3%
09:00 GBP BoE Breeden Speaks         
11:00 GBP BoE MPC Member Pill Speaks         
11:00 GBP CBI Distributive Trades Survey (Feb) -7 -33 -50
11:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:00 EUR German Buba Mauderer Speaks         
13:00 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
13:30 USD Building Permits 1.489M 1.470M 1.493M
13:30 USD Building Permits (MoM) -0.3% -1.5% 1.8%
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales (MoM)   0.4%   -0.7%
13:30 CAD Wholesale Sales (MoM)   -0.6%   0.3%
13:55 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction 3.471%   3.477%
13:55 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction 3.845%   3.838%
13:55 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction 3.768%   3.746%
15:00 USD New Home Sales (Jan) 661K 680K 651K
15:00 USD New Home Sales (MoM) (Jan) 1.5% 3.0% 7.2%
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index (Feb) -11.3   -27.4
16:00 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
16:30 USD 2-Year Note Auction 4.691%   4.365%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction 5.130%   5.100%
18:00 USD 3-Month Bill Auction 5.255%   5.230%
18:00 USD 5-Year Note Auction 4.320%   4.055%
23:30 JPY CPI, n.s.a (MoM) (Jan) 0.1%   0.1%
23:30 JPY National Core CPI (YoY) (Jan) 2.0% 1.9% 2.3%
23:30 JPY National CPI (YoY) (Jan) 2.2%   2.6%
23:30 JPY National CPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.0%   0.1%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP BRC Shop Price Index (YoY) 2.5%   2.9%
05:30 NOK Consumer Confidence (Q1) -26.60   -29.70
07:00 EUR GfK German Consumer Climate (Mar) -29.0 -29.0 -29.6
07:45 EUR French Consumer Confidence (Feb) 89 92 91
08:30 HKD Exports (MoM) (Jan) 33.6%   11.0%
08:30 HKD Imports (MoM) (Jan) 21.7%   11.6%
08:30 HKD Trade Balance (Jan) 3.6B   -59.9B
09:00 EUR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Jan) 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
09:00 EUR Loans to Non Financial Corporations (Jan) 0.2%   0.5%
09:00 EUR Private Sector Loans (YoY) 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
10:10 EUR Italian 6-Month BOT Auction 3.769%   3.770%
11:00 EUR France Jobseekers Total 2,827.7K   2,825.2K
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (Jan) -4.315B -2.286B 4.242B
12:00 MXN Trade Balance (USD) (Jan) -0.302B   1.659B
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.78% 0.82% 0.31%
12:00 BRL Mid-Month CPI (YoY) (Feb) 4.49% 4.52% 4.47%
13:00 EUR ECB's Elderson Speaks         
13:30 USD Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Jan) -0.3% 0.2% -0.1%
13:30 USD Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Jan) -6.1% -4.9% -0.3%
13:30 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Jan) -7.3%   0.1%
13:30 USD Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) (Jan) 0.1% 0.1% -0.6%
13:40 GBP MPC Member Ramsden Speaks         
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY) 2.7%   3.0%
14:00 USD House Price Index (YoY) (Dec) 6.6%   6.7%
14:00 USD House Price Index (MoM) (Dec) 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
14:00 USD House Price Index (Dec) 417.8   417.4
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 s.a. (MoM) (Dec) 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (MoM) (Dec) -0.3%   -0.2%
14:00 USD S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 n.s.a. (YoY) (Dec) 6.1% 6.0% 5.4%
14:05 USD Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Barr Speaks         
15:00 USD CB Consumer Confidence (Feb) 106.7 114.8 110.9
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Index (Feb) -5 -9 -15
15:00 USD Richmond Manufacturing Shipments (Feb) -15 -4 -15
15:00 USD Richmond Services Index (Feb) -16   4
15:30 USD Dallas Fed Services Revenues (Feb) 5.2   -3.6
15:30 USD Texas Services Sector Outlook (Feb) -3.9   -9.3
16:00 EUR German Buba Balz Speaks         
16:30 USD Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q1)   3.2% 2.9% 2.9%
18:00 USD 7-Year Note Auction 4.327%   4.109%
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock 8.428M   7.168M
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:30 AUD Construction Work Done (QoQ) (Q4) 0.7% 0.6% 1.4%
00:30 AUD Monthly CPI Indicator (YoY) (Jan) 3.40% 3.60% 3.40%
01:00 NZD RBNZ Interest Rate Decision 5.50% 5.50% 5.50%
01:00 NZD RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement      
01:00 NZD RBNZ Rate Statement      
02:00 NZD RBNZ Press Conference         
05:00 JPY Coincident Indicator (MoM) 1.3%   1.6%
05:00 JPY Leading Index (MoM) 2.1% 1.9% -1.3%
05:00 JPY Leading Index (Dec) 110.2 110.0 108.1
08:00 HKD GDP (YoY) (Q3) 4.3% 4.3% 4.1%
08:00 HKD GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 0.4% 0.5% 0.1%
09:00 EUR Italian Business Confidence (Feb) 87.3 88.7 88.1
09:00 EUR Italian Consumer Confidence (Feb) 97.0 96.9 96.4
09:00 CHF ZEW Expectations (Feb) 10.2   -19.5
10:00 GBP 7-Year Treasury Gilt Auction 4.085%   3.763%
10:00 EUR Business and Consumer Survey (Feb) 95.4 96.7 96.1
10:00 EUR Business Climate (Feb) -0.42   -0.42
10:00 EUR Consumer Confidence (Feb) -15.5 -15.5 -16.1
10:00 EUR Consumer Inflation Expectation (Feb) 15.5   12.0
10:00 EUR Selling Price Expectations (Feb) 3.8   4.4
10:00 EUR Services Sentiment (Feb) 6.0 9.0 8.4
10:00 EUR Industrial Sentiment (Feb) -9.5 -9.2 -9.3
10:25 EUR Italian 10-Year BTP Auction 3.91%   3.69%
10:25 EUR Italian 5-Year BTP Auction 3.41%   3.14%
11:00 BRL IGP-M Inflation Index (MoM) (Feb) -0.52% -0.50% 0.07%
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate 7.04%   7.06%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW) -5.6%   -10.6%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index 127.6   133.6
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index 171.5   181.6
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index 395.9   427.0
13:00 EUR Spanish Business Confidence -4.5   -5.4
13:30 USD Core PCE Prices (Q4)   2.10% 2.00% 2.00%
13:30 USD GDP (QoQ) (Q4)   3.2% 3.3% 4.9%
13:30 USD GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q4)   1.7% 1.5% 3.3%
13:30 USD GDP Sales (Q4)   3.5% 3.2% 3.6%
13:30 USD Goods Trade Balance (Jan)   -90.20B -88.40B -87.89B
13:30 USD PCE Prices (Q4)   1.8% 1.7% 2.6%
13:30 USD Real Consumer Spending (Q4)   3.0% 2.8% 3.1%
13:30 USD Retail Inventories Ex Auto (Jan)   0.3%   0.4%
13:30 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM)   -0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
13:30 CAD Average Weekly Earnings (YoY) (Dec) 3.77%   3.88%
13:30 CAD Current Account (Q4) -1.6B -1.9B -4.7B
14:00 EUR ECB McCaul Speaks         
15:30 GBP BoE MPC Member Mann         
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories 4.199M 3.100M 3.514M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW) 0.100M   0.031M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports -0.032M   -0.434M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories 1.458M   0.741M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production 0.118M   0.095M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks -0.510M -2.140M -4.009M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production 0.390M   -0.146M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles -0.137M   -0.351M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW) 0.9%    
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories -2.832M -1.460M -0.294M
17:00 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
17:15 USD Fed Collins Speaks         
17:45 USD FOMC Member Williams Speaks         
19:10 NZD RBNZ Gov Orr Speaks         
23:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying -257.0B   -570.9B
23:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks -206.0B   382.5B
23:50 JPY Industrial Production (MoM) (Jan)   -7.5% -6.7% 1.4%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) (Feb) 4.8%   -6.2%
23:50 JPY Industrial Production forecast 2m ahead (MoM) (Mar) 2.0%   2.2%
23:50 JPY Large Retailers' Sales (MoM) 0.8%   -2.9%
23:50 JPY Large Scale Retail Sales YoY (YoY) (Jan) 3.0%   3.0%
23:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY) (Jan) 2.3% 2.0% 2.4%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 NZD ANZ Business Confidence (Feb) 34.7   36.6
00:00 NZD NBNZ Own Activity (Feb) 29.5%   25.6%
00:30 AUD Building Capital Expenditure (MoM) (Q4) 1.5%   0.7%
00:30 AUD Housing Credit (Jan) 0.4%   0.4%
00:30 AUD Plant/Machinery Capital Expenditure (QoQ) (Q4) -0.1%   0.6%
00:30 AUD Private New Capital Expenditure (QoQ) (Q4) 0.8% 0.4% 0.3%
00:30 AUD Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Jan) 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
00:30 AUD Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan)   1.1% 1.6% -2.1%
02:00 SGD Bank Lending 794.3B   793.6B
02:00 NZD M3 Money Supply (Jan) 408.3B   413.0B
03:35 JPY 2-Year JGB Auction 0.180%   0.075%
05:00 JPY BoJ Core CPI (YoY) 2.6% 2.3% 2.6%
05:00 JPY Construction Orders (YoY) (Jan) 9.1%   0.4%
05:00 JPY Housing Starts (YoY) (Jan) -7.5% -7.6% -4.0%
06:00 ZAR M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Jan) 6.58% 7.05% 7.65%
06:00 ZAR Private Sector Credit (Jan) 3.16% 4.34% 4.94%
06:30 EUR French Non-Farm Payrolls (QoQ) (Q4) 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
07:00 EUR German Retail Sales (YoY) (Jan) -1.4% -1.5% -1.7%
07:00 EUR German Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan) -0.4% 0.5% -1.6%
07:00 NOK Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan) -0.1% 0.2% -1.1%
07:45 EUR French Consumer Spending (MoM) (Jan) -0.3% -0.1% 0.3%
07:45 EUR French CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.9% 2.7% 3.1%
07:45 EUR French CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.8% 0.7% -0.2%
07:45 EUR French GDP (YoY) 0.7% 0.7% 0.6%
07:45 EUR French GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 0.1% 0.0% -0.1%
07:45 EUR French HICP (MoM)   0.9% 0.7% -0.2%
07:45 EUR French HICP (YoY)   3.1% 3.0% 3.4%
07:45 EUR PPI (YoY) (Jan) -5.10%   -1.30%
07:45 EUR French PPI (MoM) (Jan) -1.3%   -0.1%
08:00 CHF KOF Leading Indicators (Feb) 101.6 101.6 102.5
08:00 CHF Official Reserves Assets (Jan) 733.7B   724.4B
08:00 CHF GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
08:00 CHF GDP (YoY) (Q4) 0.6% 0.7% 0.4%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.8% 2.8% 3.4%
08:00 EUR Spanish CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.3% 0.3% 0.1%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (YoY) (Feb)   2.9% 2.9% 3.5%
08:00 EUR Spanish HICP (MoM) (Feb)   0.4% 0.2% -0.2%
08:30 HKD M3 Money Supply (Jan) -0.7%   1.9%
08:35 ZAR Budget Balance (MoM) (Jan) -54.66B -69.75B 19.47B
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Change (Feb) 11K 6K -2K
08:55 EUR German Unemployment Rate (Feb) 5.9% 5.8% 5.8%
08:55 EUR German Unemployment (Feb) 2.713M   2.694M
08:55 EUR German Unemployment n.s.a. (Feb) 2.814M   2.805M
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (YoY) (Dec) -0.10%   -3.40%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Sales (MoM) (Dec) 2.10%   -0.90%
09:00 EUR Baden Wuerttemberg CPI (MoM)   0.3%   0.2%
09:00 EUR Baden Wuerttemberg CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.7%   3.2%
09:00 EUR Bavaria CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.6%   2.9%
09:00 EUR Bavaria CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.5%   0.2%
09:00 EUR Brandenburg CPI (YoY) (Feb)   3.5%   3.7%
09:00 EUR Brandenburg CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.5%   0.1%
09:00 EUR Hesse CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.5%   0.0%
09:00 EUR Hesse CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.1%   2.2%
09:00 EUR North Rhine Westphalia CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.6%   0.2%
09:00 EUR North Rhine Westphalia CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.6%   3.0%
09:00 EUR Saxony CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.3%   0.4%
09:00 EUR Saxony CPI (YoY) (Feb)   3.0%   3.5%
09:00 EUR Spanish Current account (Dec) 1.07B   2.77B
09:00 NOK Central Bank Currency Purchase (Mar) 350.0M   350.0M
09:30 GBP BoE Consumer Credit (Jan) 1.877B 1.600B 1.257B
09:30 GBP M3 Money Supply (Jan) 2,993.9B   2,996.2B
09:30 GBP M4 Money Supply (MoM) (Jan) -0.1% 0.3% 0.5%
09:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals (Jan) 55.23K 52.00K 51.51K
09:30 GBP Mortgage Lending (Jan) -1.09B 0.20B -0.85B
09:30 GBP Net Lending to Individuals 0.8B 1.9B 0.4B
09:30 ZAR PPI (YoY) (Jan) 4.7% 4.8% 4.0%
09:30 ZAR PPI (MoM) (Jan) 0.1% 0.1% -0.6%
10:00 INR Federal Fiscal Deficit (Jan) 11,026.02B   9,822.78B
11:00 EUR Italian Trade Balance Non-EU (Jan) 2.89B   8.33B
11:30 INR RBI Monetary and Credit Information Review      
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate (Jan) 2.80%   2.80%
12:00 MXN Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Jan) 2.90% 2.80% 2.60%
12:00 INR GDP Annual 7.6% 7.3% 7.2%
12:00 INR GDP Quarterly (YoY) (Q3) 8.4% 6.6% 7.6%
12:00 INR Infrastructure Output (YoY) (Jan) 3.6%   4.9%
12:00 BRL Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.8% 7.4%
12:00 ZAR Trade Balance (Jan) -9.44B -5.20B 14.06B
13:00 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
13:00 EUR German CPI (MoM) (Feb)   0.4% 0.5% 0.2%
13:00 EUR German CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.5% 2.6% 2.9%
13:00 EUR German HICP (MoM) (Feb)   0.6% 0.6% -0.2%
13:00 EUR German HICP (YoY) (Feb)   2.7% 2.7% 3.1%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims 1,905K 1,874K 1,860K
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Jan) 2.8% 2.8% 2.9%
13:30 USD Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Jan) 0.4% 0.4% 0.1%
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims 215K 209K 202K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg. 212.50K   215.50K
13:30 USD PCE Price index (YoY) (Jan) 2.4% 2.4% 2.6%
13:30 USD PCE price index (MoM) (Jan) 0.3% 0.3% 0.1%
13:30 USD Personal Income (MoM) (Jan) 1.0% 0.4% 0.3%
13:30 USD Personal Spending (MoM) (Jan) 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
13:30 USD Real Personal Consumption (MoM) (Jan) -0.1%   0.6%
13:30 CAD GDP Implicit Price (QoQ) (Q4) 1.40%   1.70%
13:30 CAD GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 0.2%   -0.1%
13:30 CAD GDP (MoM) (Dec) 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
13:30 CAD GDP (YoY) (Q4) 0.93%   0.46%
13:30 CAD GDP Annualized (QoQ) (Q4) 1.0% 0.8% -0.5%
13:31 CAD GDP (MoM) (Jan)   0.4%   0.3%
14:00 USD Dallas Fed PCE (Jan) 5.00%   1.80%
14:45 USD Chicago PMI (Feb) 44.0 48.1 46.0
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Jan) -4.9% 1.4% 5.7%
15:00 USD Pending Home Sales Index (Jan) 74.3   78.1
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage -96B -86B -60B
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Algeria (Barrel) 0.91M   0.96M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Congo (Barrel) 0.25M   0.27M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Gabon (Barrel) 0.21M   0.21M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Guinea (Barrel) 0.06M   0.05M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude oil Production Iran (Barrel) 3.16M   3.10M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude oil Production Iraq (Barrel) 4.19M   4.15M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Kuwait (Barrel) 2.43M   2.41M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Libya (Barrel) 1.02M   1.00M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude Oil Production Nigeria (Barrel) 1.42M   1.54M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude oil Production Saudi Arabia (Barrel) 8.97M   8.99M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude oil Production UAE (Barrel) 2.93M   2.92M
15:45 USD OPEC Crude oil Production Venezuela (Barrel) 0.80M   0.79M
15:50 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
16:00 USD Fed Goolsbee Speaks         
16:00 USD KC Fed Composite Index (Feb) -4   -9
16:00 USD KC Fed Manufacturing Index (Feb) 3   -17
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction 5.285%   5.285%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction 5.285%   5.275%
16:30 USD Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q1)   3.0% 3.2% 3.2%
17:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows -2.317B   0.218B
18:15 USD FOMC Member Mester Speaks         
21:30 USD Fed's Balance Sheet 7,568B   7,582B
21:30 USD Reserve Balances with Federal Reserve Banks 3.541T   3.523T
21:45 NZD Building Consents (MoM) (Jan) -8.8%   3.6%
22:00 USD Fed Goolsbee Speaks         
22:00 AUD Judo Bank Australia Manufacturing PMI 47.8 47.7 50.1
23:30 JPY Jobs/applications ratio (Jan) 1.27 1.27 1.27
23:30 JPY Unemployment Rate (Jan) 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW Exports (YoY) (Feb) 4.8% 1.9% 18.0%
00:00 KRW Imports (YoY) (Feb) -13.1% -10.4% -7.9%
00:00 KRW Trade Balance (Feb) 4.30B 1.90B 0.33B
00:05 NZD RBNZ Gov Orr Speaks         
00:30 JPY au Jibun Bank Japan Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 47.2 47.2 47.2
00:30 IDR Nikkei Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 52.7   52.9
01:10 USD FOMC Member Williams Speaks         
01:30 CNY Chinese Composite PMI (Feb) 50.9   50.9
01:30 CNY Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 49.1 49.1 49.2
01:30 CNY Non-Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 51.4 50.9 50.7
01:45 CNY Caixin Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 50.9 50.7 50.8
02:00 IDR Core Inflation (YoY) (Feb) 1.68% 1.71% 1.68%
02:00 IDR Inflation (MoM) (Feb) 0.37% 0.23% 0.04%
02:00 IDR Inflation (YoY) (Feb) 2.75% 2.60% 2.57%
05:00 INR S&P Global India Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 56.9   56.5
05:00 JPY Household Confidence (Feb) 39.1 38.4 38.0
05:30 AUD Commodity Prices (YoY) (Feb) -11.0%   -10.4%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.7% 0.2% 0.7%
07:00 GBP Nationwide HPI (YoY) (Feb) 1.2% 0.7% -0.2%
07:30 CHF Retail Sales (YoY) (Jan) 0.3% 0.4% -0.1%
08:15 EUR HCOB Spain Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 51.5 49.7 49.2
08:30 CHF procure.ch PMI (Feb) 44.0 44.3 43.1
08:30 HKD Retail Sales (YoY) (Jan) 0.9%   7.8%
08:45 EUR HCOB Italy Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 48.7 49.0 48.5
08:50 EUR HCOB France Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 47.1 46.8 43.1
08:55 EUR HCOB Germany Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 42.5 42.3 45.5
09:00 EUR Italian Monthly Unemployment Rate (Jan) 7.2% 7.2% 7.2%
09:00 NOK Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 51.9   51.1
09:00 NOK Unemployment Change (Feb) 71.08K   70.10K
09:00 NOK Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (Feb) 2.10% 2.00% 2.10%
09:00 EUR HCOB Eurozone Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 46.5 46.1 46.6
09:00 ZAR Manufacturing PMI 51.7   43.6
09:30 GBP S&P Global/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 47.5 47.1 47.0
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (YoY) (Feb) 0.8% 0.9% 0.8%
10:00 EUR Italian CPI (MoM) (Feb) 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (YoY) (Feb) 0.9% 1.0% 0.9%
10:00 EUR Italian HICP (MoM) (Feb) 0.1% 0.3% -1.1%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (MoM)   0.7%   -0.9%
10:00 EUR Core CPI (YoY)   3.1% 2.9% 3.3%
10:00 EUR CPI (MoM)   0.6%   -0.4%
10:00 EUR CPI (YoY) (Feb)   2.6% 2.5% 2.8%
10:00 EUR CPI, n.s.a (Feb)   124.37   123.60
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy & Food (YoY) (Feb)   3.3%   3.6%
10:00 EUR HICP ex Energy and Food (MoM)   0.6%   -0.6%
10:00 EUR Unemployment Rate (Jan) 6.4% 6.4% 6.5%
11:00 EUR Car Registration (YoY) (Feb) 9.90%   7.30%
11:00 EUR Car Registration (MoM) (Feb) 18.40%   -16.00%
11:30 INR FX Reserves, USD 619.07B   616.10B
12:00 BRL GDP (YoY) (Q4) 2.1% 2.2% 2.0%
12:00 BRL GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
12:00 ZAR Total Vehicle Sales (Feb) 44.75K   41.64K
12:00 ZAR Total Vehicle Sales (YoY) (Feb) -0.90%   -3.80%
13:00 BRL S&P Global Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 54.1   52.8
14:00 GBP BoE MPC Member Pill Speaks         
14:30 CAD S&P Global Canada Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 49.7   48.3
14:45 USD S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 52.2 51.5 50.7
15:00 USD Construction Spending (MoM) (Jan) -0.2% 0.2% 1.1%
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing Employment (Feb) 45.9   47.1
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing New Orders Index (Feb) 49.2   52.5
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 47.8 49.5 49.1
15:00 USD ISM Manufacturing Prices (Feb) 52.5 53.5 52.9
15:00 USD Michigan 1-Year Inflation Expectations (Feb) 3.0% 3.0% 2.9%
15:00 USD Michigan 5-Year Inflation Expectations (Feb) 2.9% 2.9% 2.9%
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Expectations (Feb) 75.2 78.4 77.1
15:00 USD Michigan Consumer Sentiment (Feb) 76.9 79.6 79.0
15:00 USD Michigan Current Conditions (Feb) 79.4 81.5 81.9
15:00 MXN S&P Global Mexico Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 52.30   50.20
15:15 USD Fed Logan Speaks         
15:15 USD Fed Waller Speaks         
17:15 USD FOMC Member Bostic Speaks         
18:00 USD Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q1)   2.1% 3.0% 3.0%
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count 506   503
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count 629   626
18:30 USD FOMC Member Daly Speaks         
20:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     46.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     4.0K
20:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     -15.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     -266.1K
20:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     191.9K
20:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     140.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions     25.6K
20:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -153.9K
20:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     -218.5K
20:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     22.4K
20:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     -160.3K
20:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     -44.6K
20:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -0.9K
20:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     96.0K
20:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -9.9K
20:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -81.9K
20:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     16.5K
20:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -120.8K
20:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     6.6K
20:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     68.0K
21:00 MXN Fiscal Balance (Jan)     -291.23B
GMT Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
13:00 SGD S&P Global Singapore PMI (Feb)     50.7

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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