Pivot Points

Determine significant daily, weekly and monthly support and resistance levels with the help of pivot points.

Pivot Points

  • Pivot Point
  • Distance

    Distance

    Distance shows the difference between the pivot point and bid rate. It is calculated by subtracting the ask rate from the pivot point rate.

  • Bid
  • Ask

Daily

HIGH
LOW
Close
R3
R2
R1
S1
S2
S3

Weekly

HIGH
LOW
Close
R3
R2
R1
S1
S2
S3

Monthly

HIGH
LOW
Close
R3
R2
R1
S1
S2
S3

Understanding Pivot Points

Pivot points are used by traders as a predictive indicator and denote levels of technical significance. When used in conjunction with other technical indicators such as support and resistance or Fibonacci, pivot points can be an effective trading tool.

Pivot points are calculated using the high, low and close prices of a previous day, week or month. Three different levels of support and resistance are calculated above and below the pivot point. The three levels of resistance are referred to as R1, R2, and R3 while the three levels of support are referred to as S1, S2, and S3. When the current price is trading above the daily pivot point, this serves as an indication to initiate long positions. Conversely, when the current price is trading below the daily pivot point, this serves as an indication to initiate short positions. The support and resistance levels are used primarily as trade exits. For example, if the market price breaks above the pivot point, R1 and R2 may be used as trade targets. Should the market move to R3, traders may consider exiting the long position and even reversing the position if other technical indicators show a strong reversal trend.

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