Trading Tools

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+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
11:00 USD OPEC Meeting         
22:00 KRW FX Reserves - USD (May) 420.98B   426.68B
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD Services PMI 52.1 51.8 53.7
01:30 JPY Services PMI (May) 55.9 56.3 55.4
01:30 HKD Manufacturing PMI (May) 50.6 53.0 52.4
01:30 IDR Nikkei Manufacturing PMI (May) 50.3   52.7
02:00 AUD MI Inflation Gauge (MoM) 0.9%   0.2%
02:30 AUD ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) 0.1%   -0.7%
02:30 AUD Business inventories (MoM) (Q1) 1.2% 0.5% 0.3%
02:30 AUD Company Gross Operating Profits (QoQ) (Q1) 0.5% 1.5% 12.7%
02:30 AUD Company Profits Pre-Tax (QoQ) (Q1) -7.5%   20.4%
02:45 CNY Caixin Services PMI (May) 57.1 55.2 56.4
02:45 CNY Chinese Composite PMI 55.6   52.9
05:00 IDR Core Inflation (YoY) (May) 2.66% 2.80% 2.83%
05:00 IDR Inflation (YoY) (May) 4.00% 4.23% 4.33%
05:00 IDR Inflation (MoM) (May) 0.09% 0.30% 0.33%
06:00 INR Nikkei Services PMI (May) 61.2 57.0 62.0
06:00 SGD Retail Sales (MoM) (Apr) 0.3% 0.0% 2.2%
06:00 SGD Retail Sales (YoY) (Apr) 3.6% 8.6% 4.5%
07:00 EUR German Exports (MoM) (Apr) 1.2% -2.5% -6.0%
07:00 EUR German Imports (MoM) (Apr) -1.7% -1.0% -5.5%
07:00 EUR German Trade Balance (Apr) 18.4B 16.0B 14.9B
07:30 CHF CPI (YoY) (May) 2.2% 2.8% 2.6%
07:30 CHF CPI (MoM) (May) 0.3% 0.3% 0.0%
08:15 EUR Spanish Services PMI (May) 56.7 59.9 57.9
08:15 ZAR South Africa Standard Bank PMI (May) 47.9   49.6
08:45 EUR Italian Composite PMI (May) 52.0   55.3
08:45 EUR Italian Services PMI (May) 54.0 56.5 57.6
08:50 EUR French S&P Global Composite PMI (May) 51.2 51.4 52.4
08:50 EUR French Services PMI (May) 52.5 52.8 54.6
08:55 EUR German Composite PMI (May) 53.9 54.3 54.2
08:55 EUR German Services PMI (May) 57.2 57.8 56.0
09:00 EUR S&P Global Composite PMI (May) 52.8 53.3 54.1
09:00 EUR Services PMI (May) 55.1 55.9 56.2
09:30 GBP Composite PMI (May) 54.0 53.9 54.9
09:30 GBP Services PMI (May) 55.2 55.1 55.9
09:30 EUR Sentix Investor Confidence (Jun) -17.0 -15.2 -13.1
10:00 NOK House Price Index (YoY) (May) 0.10% 0.90% 0.50%
10:00 EUR PPI (MoM) (Apr) -3.2% -3.1% -1.3%
10:00 EUR PPI (YoY) (Apr) 1.0% 5.9% 5.5%
11:00 EUR German Car Registration (YoY) 19.2%   12.6%
12:25 BRL BCB Focus Market Readout      
13:00 MXN Consumer Confidence 44.4 43.7 44.1
13:00 MXN Consumer Confidence n.s.a. 44.7   44.6
13:00 MXN Gross Fixed Investments (YoY) (Mar) 9.10% 10.40% 12.70%
13:00 MXN Gross Fixed Investments (MoM) (Mar) 0.50% -0.10% 1.90%
13:55 EUR French 12-Month BTF Auction     3.359%
13:55 EUR French 3-Month BTF Auction     3.202%
13:55 EUR French 6-Month BTF Auction     3.274%
14:00 BRL S&P Global Composite PMI (May)   52.8 51.8
14:00 BRL S&P Global Services PMI (May)   57.0 54.5
14:00 EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks         
14:45 USD S&P Global Composite PMI (May)   54.5 53.4
14:45 USD Services PMI (May)   55.1 53.6
15:00 USD CB Employment Trends Index (May)   116.31 116.18
15:00 USD Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) (Apr)     -0.6%
15:00 USD Durables Excluding Transport (MoM) (Apr)     0.2%
15:00 USD Factory Orders (MoM) (Apr)   1.1% 0.9%
15:00 USD Factory orders ex transportation (MoM) (Apr)   0.6% -0.7%
15:00 USD ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Activity (May)   54.5 52.0
15:00 USD ISM Non-Manufacturing Employment (May)   51.0 50.8
15:00 USD ISM Non-Manufacturing New Orders (May)   56.5 56.1
15:00 USD ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (May)   51.8 51.9
15:00 USD ISM Non-Manufacturing Prices (May)   57.8 59.6
15:00 EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks         
15:00 BRL Federal Tax Revenue     171.06B
16:30 USD 3-Month Bill Auction     5.300%
16:30 USD 6-Month Bill Auction     5.290%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP BRC Retail Sales Monitor (YoY) (May)   5.2% 5.2%
00:30 JPY Average Cash Earnings (YoY)   1.9% 1.1%
00:30 JPY Household Spending (MoM) (Apr)   1.5% -0.8%
00:30 JPY Household Spending (YoY) (Apr)   0.4% -1.9%
00:30 JPY Overall wage income of employees (Apr)   0.5% 0.8%
00:30 JPY Overtime Pay (YoY) (Apr)   1.40% 1.10%
02:00 NZD ANZ Commodity Price Index (MoM)   -0.2% -1.7%
02:30 AUD Building Approvals (MoM)   -8.1% -1.0%
02:30 AUD Current Account (Q1)   6.5B 14.1B
02:30 AUD Net Exports Contribution (Q1)   1.3% 1.1%
02:30 AUD Private House Approvals   -3.8% -2.8%
04:35 JPY 30-Year JGB Auction     1.252%
05:30 AUD RBA Interest Rate Decision (Jun)   3.85% 3.85%
05:30 AUD RBA Rate Statement      
07:00 EUR German Factory Orders (MoM) (Apr)   -2.2% -10.7%
08:00 EUR Spanish Industrial Production (YoY) (Apr)   1.7% 4.5%
08:30 EUR Italian IHS S&P Global Construction PMI (MoM) (May)     49.0
08:30 EUR German IHS S&P Global Construction PMI (May)     42.0
08:30 EUR French IHS S&P Global Construction PMI (MoM) (May)     46.0
08:30 EUR IHS S&P Global Construction PMI (MoM) (May)     45.2
09:30 GBP Construction PMI (May)   51.0 51.1
09:40 EUR Spanish 12-Month Letras Auction     3.216%
09:40 EUR Spanish 6-Month Letras Auction     3.129%
10:00 GBP 30-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     4.083%
10:00 EUR Retail Sales (YoY) (Apr)   -3.1% -3.8%
10:00 EUR Retail Sales (MoM) (Apr)   0.2% -1.2%
10:30 ZAR GDP Annualized (QoQ)   -1.1% -1.3%
10:30 ZAR GDP (YoY) (Q1)   2.2% 0.9%
13:30 CAD Building Permits (MoM) (Apr)   -2.9% 11.3%
13:55 USD Redbook (YoY)     1.2%
14:00 BRL Auto Production (MoM)     -19.4%
14:00 BRL Auto Sales (MoM)     -19.2%
15:00 USD IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism   45.2 41.6
15:00 CAD Ivey PMI n.s.a (May)     55.6
15:00 CAD Ivey PMI (May)   57.2 56.8
16:00 NZD GlobalDairyTrade Price Index   0.0% -0.9%
17:00 USD EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook      
21:30 USD API Weekly Crude Oil Stock     5.202M
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 AUD AIG Construction Index (May)     -12.4
00:00 AUD AIG Manufacturing Index (May)     -20.2
00:20 AUD RBA Governor Lowe Speaks         
00:50 AUD RBA Assist Gov Bullock Speaks         
00:50 JPY Foreign Reserves (USD) (May)     1,265.4B
02:30 AUD GDP (YoY) (Q1)   2.7% 2.7%
02:30 AUD GDP (QoQ) (Q1)   0.8% 0.5%
02:30 AUD GDP Capital Expenditure (Q1)   -5.6% -1.4%
02:30 AUD GDP Chain Price Index (Q1)   4.3% 0.6%
02:30 AUD GDP Final Consumption (Q1)   1.4% 0.4%
02:30 AUD RBA Chart Pack Release      
04:00 CNY Exports (YoY) (May)   8.0% 8.5%
04:00 CNY Imports (YoY) (May)   -8.0% -7.9%
04:00 CNY Trade Balance (USD) (May)   71.60B 90.21B
05:00 IDR FX Reserves (USD) (May)     144.20B
06:00 JPY Coincident Indicator (MoM) (Apr)       0.1%
06:00 JPY Leading Index (MoM) (Apr)       -0.5%
06:00 JPY Leading Index       97.7
06:45 CHF Unemployment Rate n.s.a. (May)   1.9% 2.0%
06:45 CHF Unemployment Rate s.a. (May)   1.9% 1.9%
07:00 GBP Halifax House Price Index (YoY) (May)   -0.9% 0.1%
07:00 GBP Halifax House Price Index (MoM) (May)   0.0% -0.3%
07:00 EUR German Industrial Production (MoM) (Apr)   -1.3% -3.4%
07:00 EUR Industrial Production (YoY) (Apr)     1.56%
07:00 NOK Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Apr)   -0.3% -0.4%
07:00 NOK Current Account (Q1)   465.8B 361.2B
07:00 ZAR Foreign Reserves (USD) (May)   62.01B 61.72B
07:00 ZAR Net FX Reserves (USD) (May)   55.506B 55.370B
07:45 EUR French Current Account (Apr)   -0.80B 1.40B
07:45 EUR French Exports (Apr)     50.5B
07:45 EUR French Imports (Apr)     58.5B
07:45 EUR French Reserve Assets Total (May)     216,264.0M
07:45 EUR French Trade Balance (Apr)   -7.7B -8.0B
08:50 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
09:00 EUR Italian Retail Sales (YoY) (Apr)   4.3% 5.8%
09:00 EUR Italian Retail Sales (MoM) (Apr)   0.3% 0.0%
09:00 CNY FX Reserves (USD) (May)   3.192T 3.205T
09:30 HKD Foreign Reserves (USD) (May)   424.40B 427.40B
10:00 GBP 2-Year Treasury Gilt Auction     4.121%
10:00 SGD Foreign Reserves USD (MoM) (May)   336.3B 312.0B
10:10 EUR ECB Supervisory Board Member Fernandez-Bollo Speaks         
10:10 EUR ECB's Panetta Speaks         
11:00 GBP Mortgage Rate (GBP)     7.41%
11:00 ZAR Business Confidence     111.3
11:30 EUR German Buba Wuermeling Speaks         
12:00 USD MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate     6.91%
12:00 USD MBA Mortgage Applications (WoW)     -3.7%
12:00 USD MBA Purchase Index     154.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Market Index     197.4
12:00 USD Mortgage Refinance Index     412.5
12:00 CAD Leading Index (MoM) (May)     -0.11%
13:00 BRL CPI (YoY) (May)   4.10% 4.18%
13:00 BRL CPI (MoM) (May)   0.54% 0.61%
13:00 BRL Brazilian IPCA Inflation Index SA (MoM) (May)     0.58%
13:30 USD Exports     256.20B
13:30 USD Imports     320.40B
13:30 USD Trade Balance (Apr)   -63.30B -64.20B
13:30 CAD Exports (Apr)     63.56B
13:30 CAD Imports (Apr)     62.59B
13:30 CAD Labor Productivity (QoQ) (Q1)   0.2% -0.5%
13:30 CAD Trade Balance (Apr)   0.20B 0.97B
15:00 CAD BoC Rate Statement      
15:00 CAD BoC Interest Rate Decision   4.50% 4.50%
15:30 USD Crude Oil Inventories   1.152M 4.488M
15:30 USD EIA Refinery Crude Runs (WoW)     0.096M
15:30 USD Crude Oil Imports   0.416M 1.001M
15:30 USD Cushing Crude Oil Inventories   0.719M 1.628M
15:30 USD Distillate Fuel Production   -0.025M 0.165M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Distillates Stocks   -0.110M 0.985M
15:30 USD Gasoline Production   -0.015M -0.344M
15:30 USD Heating Oil Stockpiles   -0.310M -1.289M
15:30 USD EIA Weekly Refinery Utilization Rates (WoW)     1.4%
15:30 USD Gasoline Inventories   -0.239M -0.207M
18:30 BRL Foreign Exchange Flows     -2.925B
20:00 USD Consumer Credit (Apr)   16.50B 26.51B
23:45 NZD Manufacturing Sales Volume (QoQ) (Q1)   3.9% -4.7%
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:01 GBP RICS House Price Balance (May)   -39% -39%
00:50 JPY Adjusted Current Account (Apr)     100.91T
00:50 JPY Bank Lending (YoY) (May)   3.1% 3.2%
00:50 JPY Current Account n.s.a. (Apr)   2.947T 2.278T
00:50 JPY Foreign Bonds Buying     1,028.8B
00:50 JPY Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks     379.2B
00:50 JPY GDP (YoY) (Q1)   1.6% 1.6%
00:50 JPY GDP (QoQ) (Q1)   0.4% 0.4%
00:50 JPY GDP Capital Expenditure (QoQ) (Q1)   0.9% 0.9%
00:50 JPY GDP (YoY) (Q1)     2.1%
00:50 JPY GDP External Demand (QoQ) (Q1)   -0.3% -0.3%
00:50 JPY GDP Price Index (YoY)   2.1% 1.2%
00:50 JPY GDP Private Consumption (QoQ) (Q1)   0.6% 0.3%
02:30 AUD Exports (MoM) (Apr)     4.0%
02:30 AUD Imports (MoM) (Apr)     2.0%
02:30 AUD Trade Balance (Apr)   12.650B 15.269B
05:30 INR Cash Reserve Ratio   4.50% 4.50%
05:30 INR Interest Rate Decision   6.50% 6.50%
05:30 INR Reverse REPO Rate     3.35%
06:00 JPY Economy Watchers Current Index (May)   55.1 54.6
06:30 EUR French Non-Farm Payrolls (QoQ) (Q1)   0.2% 0.2%
10:00 EUR Employment Change (YoY) (Q1)   1.7% 1.7%
10:00 EUR Employment Change (QoQ) (Q1)   0.6% 0.6%
10:00 EUR Employment Overall (Q1)     166,063.4K
10:00 EUR GDP (YoY) (Q4)     1.2% 1.8%
10:00 EUR GDP (QoQ) (Q1)     0.0% 0.1%
10:00 ZAR Current Account (Q1)   -180.0B -174.0B
10:00 ZAR Current Account % of GDP (Q1)   -1.30% -2.60%
12:00 ZAR Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Apr)   -0.5% 4.0%
12:00 ZAR Manufacturing Production (YoY) (Apr)   2.5% -1.1%
13:00 MXN Core CPI (MoM) (May)   0.41% 0.39%
13:00 MXN CPI (YoY) (May)   6.23% 6.25%
13:00 MXN CPI (MoM) (May)   -0.04% -0.02%
13:00 MXN Month Core Inflation (MoM) (May)   7.70% 7.67%
13:00 MXN PPI (YoY) (May)     1.40%
13:00 MXN PPI (MoM) (May)     0.20%
13:30 USD Continuing Jobless Claims   1,800K 1,795K
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims   238K 232K
13:30 USD Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg.   209.67K 229.50K
15:00 USD Wholesale Inventories (MoM) (Apr)   -0.2% -0.2%
15:00 USD Wholesale Trade Sales (MoM) (Apr)   0.4% -2.1%
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage   104B 110B
16:10 CAD BoC Deputy Governor Beaudry Speaks         
16:30 USD 4-Week Bill Auction     5.130%
16:30 USD 8-Week Bill Auction     5.220%
21:30 USD Fed's Balance Sheet     8,386B
21:30 USD Reserve Balances with Federal Reserve Banks     3.206T
23:30 NZD Business NZ PMI     49.1
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
00:00 KRW Current Account (Apr)   -1.38B 0.27B
00:50 JPY M2 Money Stock (YoY)   2.7% 2.5%
00:50 JPY M3 Money Supply (May)     2,110.8T
02:30 CNY CPI (MoM) (May)   -0.1% -0.1%
02:30 CNY CPI (YoY) (May)   0.4% 0.1%
02:30 CNY PPI (YoY) (May)   -3.2% -3.6%
07:00 NOK Core CPI YTD (May)   6.1% 6.3%
07:00 NOK Core Inflation (MoM) (May)   0.7% 1.0%
07:00 NOK CPI (MoM) (May)   0.7% 1.1%
07:00 NOK CPI (YoY) (May)   6.1% 6.4%
07:00 NOK PPI (YoY) (May)   -31.2% -15.3%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Production (YoY) (Apr)   -1.7% -3.2%
09:00 EUR Italian Industrial Production (MoM) (Apr)   0.3% -0.6%
09:00 EUR ECB's De Guindos Speaks         
09:30 EUR ECB's Enria Speaks         
10:10 EUR Italian 12-Month BOT Auction     3.460%
11:30 EUR Spanish Consumer Confidence   69.6 73.0
12:30 INR FX Reserves, USD   580.62B 589.14B
13:00 MXN Industrial Production (MoM) (Apr)   0.0% -0.9%
13:00 MXN Industrial Production (YoY) (Apr)   2.7% 1.6%
13:00 INR Industrial Production (YoY)     1.1%
13:00 INR Manufacturing Output (MoM) (Apr)     0.5%
13:30 CAD Capacity Utilization Rate (Q1)   82.2% 81.7%
13:30 CAD Employment Change (May)   20.0K 41.4K
13:30 CAD Full Employment Change (May)     -6.2K
13:30 CAD Part Time Employment Change (May)     47.6K
13:30 CAD Participation Rate (May)   65.6% 65.6%
13:30 CAD Unemployment Rate (May)   5.1% 5.0%
17:00 USD WASDE Report      
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count     555
18:00 USD U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count     696
21:30 GBP CFTC GBP speculative net positions     13.2K
21:30 USD CFTC Aluminium speculative net positions     6.4K
21:30 USD CFTC Copper speculative net positions     -35.7K
21:30 USD CFTC Corn speculative net positions     -20.4K
21:30 USD CFTC Crude Oil speculative net positions     162.6K
21:30 USD CFTC Gold speculative net positions     169.3K
21:30 USD CFTC Nasdaq 100 speculative net positions     8.5K
21:30 USD CFTC Natural Gas speculative net positions     -106.2K
21:30 USD CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions     -434.2K
21:30 USD CFTC Silver speculative net positions     21.1K
21:30 USD CFTC Soybeans speculative net positions     29.8K
21:30 USD CFTC Wheat speculative net positions     -94.0K
21:30 CAD CFTC CAD speculative net positions     -29.9K
21:30 MXN CFTC MXN speculative net positions     78.0K
21:30 CHF CFTC CHF speculative net positions     -0.4K
21:30 AUD CFTC AUD speculative net positions     -44.1K
21:30 BRL CFTC BRL speculative net positions     31.3K
21:30 JPY CFTC JPY speculative net positions     -96.2K
21:30 NZD CFTC NZD speculative net positions     -0.1K
21:30 EUR CFTC EUR speculative net positions     165.7K
GMT+1 Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous Imp.
09:00 CNY M2 Money Stock (YoY)     12.4%
09:00 CNY New Loans     718.8B
09:00 CNY Outstanding Loan Growth (YoY)     11.8%
09:00 CNY Chinese Total Social Financing     1,220.0B

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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.

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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.

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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