Created by floor traders decades ago, they were used as a method to mark key levels of support and resistance. It started out with the daily pivot but morphed into other pivot levels the institutions are watching constantly on a daily basis. Before we go into examples of them on the charts, we will go over their basic construction.
All the pivots start with the composition of the DP or Daily Pivot. The formula looks like this: The remaining pivots are calculated by various multiples of the DP. The S1 Pivot is the closest of the support pivots and the R1 the closest of the resistance pivots. The red lines are Resistance pivots and the blue lines are Support pivots. The yellow lines are Mid-Pivots and are simply the halfway point between any two pivots. The institutions regard pivots as one of the most important things for placing intraday entries and exits.
Price actions response to them confirms this but in regards to any other indicator out there, nothing has more contact with price action than pivot points except a really short moving average which has little meaning to price at that point.
The grey line represents the London open today Feb. We can see from the recent top why price today got rejected up around 1. But what about the bottom? The previous bottom was 1. Why did the two candles today go past them and why did the market reject or react so sharply to those levels? Also, after bouncing off the bottom, price climbed to 1.
What was there to reject price in the past? This exact same rejection level became a support level once price had broken it. As you can see, price went past the previous support level and touched the S1 Support 1 Pivot. Treated it as support for two candles, then rejected off of it. The M2 Pivot Mid2 Pivot and rejected twice off there. Once price broke this level, it then came back to do what?
Treat the Mid-2 Pivot as support. They give the trader a much more precise level to enter the market for intraday trading while also giving us ideas for precise exits. I help traders of all levels change the way they think, trade and perform. As a professional trader, I specialize in trading price action. As a teacher, my passion lies in showing you how to re-wire your brain for successful trading.
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The formulas are below: A chart below will show what they are and how they relate to price. So how do Pivots help you with Entries and Exits? Take a look at the chart below and you will have the answer why. Where did it go to? Chris Capre Buddhist, Trader and Philanthropist. You Might Also Enjoy.
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