Pivot points are industrial trading indicators based on calculation, in which the values of the maximum, minimum, and closing of the previous day are used for different economic assets. In trading, pivot points can be used to establish uptrends and downtrends, as well as to establish the best entry and exit points.
Traders can use the pivot point indicator for a wide range of economic bazaars such as indices, promotions, and, more generally, Forex trading activities. In this post, I will analyze pivot point calculations, as well as the best strategies and pivot point trading patterns.
How pivot points work
Even though the pointer is often referred to as “Pivot Points” in multiple quantities, there is only one pivot point in the mute. It is used to establish whether the current trading conference unit contains a rising or falling slope. This can help traders establish the direction of trade and advise on where to sign operations.
Several strategies can be used together with pivot points, as the pointer emphasizes probably significant price areas during the day. Tracking specific signals, and pivot points can be used to form a strategy with entry, stop loss, and mission according to income.
What are the pivot points in technical analysis?
Pivot points – this is a type of technological consideration that is calculated together with the application of price degrees because of the previous interval. These degrees are used to make trader’s conclusions in the current session. The index shows whether a unit of the day’s inclination is considered to be upward or downward, as well as in what place the degrees of help and opposition can be formed. The pointer contains 1 reversal point, which suggests a rising or falling direction in the period, as well as 3 degrees of help and 3 degrees of opposition.
Best pivot point trading strategies
Pivot points have several key functions that can be incorporated into a variety of trading strategies. The indicator is mainly used for day trading in different markets such as futures, commodities, promotions, forex, and indices, and also provides key tips on whether a period is bullish or bearish.
The key functions of the pivot point indicator are as follows:
- If the price is higher than the reversal point, then the direction of the current session is oriented upwards. If the value is further away, then the direction is oriented downwards.
- If the value descends using only one of the pointer degrees, in such a case the subsequent degree can be applied as a mission according to the income or the score of this, much the value can go further. In case the value is raised using only degrees, in such case the following degree is better to be applied in the mission property according to the income or the score of this, much the value can move further.
- The degrees of the pointer have all chances to represent the property of probable trading bands if the value flows through them or bounces from them. In perfection, operations can be revealed during a single change of the rate in a given period.
Pivot point candlesticks strategy
Pivot points are more generally shown in candlestick charts. Candlestick modifications formed near the degrees of the reversal point indicator have all chances to guarantee the clearest entry points, then if I had counted only in the self-degree.
As a sample, let’s take the gold plan. If the cost stays more than the reversal point, in this case, or rather in general, contains the role of increasing direction. The cost moves to the degree R1 and then creates the image of a triangle. Instead, of simply buying in the R1 degree, the trader can wait for the cost to break through more than the top of the triangle, another candlestick, or graphical form. No matter what degree the value is in, the trader can wait for evidence of the trend, in which exactly it tends to move.
If near these degrees are created graphical forms, in this case, it is possible to trade breakouts with them. Since these degrees have a chance to cause a reversal of the cost or continuation of the current direction, the breakout can help to establish the outcome.
In the following five-minute chart of gold, it is noticeable that at the base of the day, the cost hovered near the reversal point. Then the cost is rapidly falling, breaking through the S1 degree. Near S2, it creates a quadrangle (small frontal spectrum) twice. One and another time the cost has left this spectrum to the side of decrease. These downward breakouts could be used to enter a short-term operation. Stop-loss was determined approximately 0.1% higher than the top of the applied rectangle.
Another type of trailing stop loss is considered to be used, where S3 is considered as a possible target. A 15-period ordinary moving median (SMA) has been added to the plan. If the cost crosses over the SMA again, traders have all chances to analyze the probability of exit from the operation.
What affects candlestick modifications, in this case, the “Fill” modifications are considered necessary. The “Fill” form assumes a significant glow, aimed upward or downward, because of which it is necessary to the largest candle of the opposite tone and trend. This 2nd candle is called a plumb absorption.
It is possible to enter the exchange during the candle if it stays near the place of reversal. If the candle is locked further than the preceding open candle, in this case, a stop-loss can be placed barely more than it. In case the candle is “flooded” upwards (is locked more than the previous open candle), in this case, a stop-loss can be placed barely further than it, applying these same missions according to the income or the degree of take profit, which was described more.
On the same chart, we can see that the engulfing patterns provided several entries near S2. The first is a long taken after a large rising candle closed the previous descending candle. The stop loss is at the bottom of the small rectangle, and it is quickly knocked down as the price continues to decline. Losing trades do happen, but the likelihood of this can be reduced by only making trades in the direction of the overall downtrend. The plan below speaks of a grateful transaction. In the mute, there are 2 bearish absorption forms with stop losses near the higher limits of the small red squares. Since they have in no way existed conquered, the value does not stop decreasing.
Pivot points intraday trading
Pivot points are more generally used by day traders, many of them have a chance to use one-, three-, five- and also 15-minute or hourly charts. Our trading platform provides charts with timeframes less than one minute, for example, one- or five-second charts.
Regardless of the timeframe used, reversal degrees remain constant, as they are based on the exact composition with the purpose of the maximum, minimum quantity, and also the close of the previous day. The timeframe charts show only the elements of the price impact that occur near the degrees of the reversal point indicator. For example, the EUR/USD money vaporization plan guard is shown here. The grayish direction in the center implies a reversal point, which is followed by the S1, S2, and S3 pointers, and more – R1, R2, and R3. Since the watch plan is applied, the current conference and the 5 previous sessions are visible.
If you go further down in the 10-minute plan, you can see more elements in the price action. Now only the current session and the previous session are visible, but I present many of the smallest price movements that took place during any given day.
To implement the candlestick strategy, as previously told, as a rule, you need a timeframe of no more than fifteen minutes. The minimum timeframe, for example, a less short video chart, can provide more elements than necessary, in this case, the period as well as the largest timeframe, exceeding fifteen minutes, usually does not provide enough data for the development of candlestick modifications or charts required for solving transactions.
Pivot points in forex
The Forex exchange is open 24 minutes a day during the week. The formal commercial period in Forex trading begins and ends at 5 PM EST at the end of the North American trading session. This day liquidation, but most of the individual day traders finish selling right up to this period, and the past two times of the North American session are usually quiet, in the absence of special cost ripples.
Pivot points in Forex trading are calculated based on the maximum as well as the minimum amount due to the whole 24-hour period, as well as liquidation at the end of the North American session is used in the bulk of pivot point calculators. Even though the pivot point indicator can determine the main areas to watch during the next 24-hour period, these degrees are not always important for those who trade only during the English or North American session. They trade only a small part of the day and the presence of this uses the pointer based on the 24-hour price impact. Pivot points can also be used based on four-hour or hourly meanings of the maximum, minimum, and closing value (or every other timeframe), but not based on daily characteristics. In the chart below this is presented in the sample of EUR/USD trading. In our platform, you can add reversal points to the value plan and also change the timeframe of the indicator. This will allow you to acquire more possible areas to explore in the 24-hour timeframe. Six sets of pivot points are made in 24 hours. This can guarantee more possible trades or the most complete view, in particular for day traders Forex.
FTSE pivot points
Another trade, to which it is possible to use the index of pivot points, is stock indices, such as the FTSE Hundred, which represents the ideal of the largest companies according to the bazaar capitalization in England. The chart below shows a short-term plan of the FTSE together with the torqued reversal points based on the daily values of the maximum, minimum, and closing.
Using index futures (forward) contracts, it is possible to analyze the sale of these indices almost around the clock, including when the underlying promotions are not traded. This provides the possibility to apply the value of the maximum, minimum, and closing with the purpose of the smallest timeframes, to produce more trader’s degrees during the day.
The following chart shows these same 3 days, which is also in the five-minute chart, but instead of this reversal points are used, based on the four-hour values of the maximum, minimum, and closing. Traders need to find breakouts of graphical persons or “bay” forms near the directions of reversal points.
Pivot point system
To start selling with the use of pivot points, you can find a pointer in our rewarded Next Generation trading platform. In this case, you should take into account your trading strategy to enter operations, set stop-loss orders, and register income.
It is possible to customize the characteristics of the reversal points, for example, the reversal interval (timeframe used for maximum, minimum, and closing), and also to define a flag reflecting the significant reversal points or no. You can also use the drawing devices placed in the bottom component of the platform. These include directions for course changes, rectangles, triangles, arrows, and text articles, which can be added to the plan to more clearly reflect the information.
Learn more about the potential of graphs here.
Already after that as well as the reversal point pointer is used in the price chart, it is possible to find trading abilities. These degrees are often labeled in the property of help or counteraction, for this reason near these degrees are often formed breakouts of graphical persons or forms of absorption. These are thus called entry signals. In the property of the mission, it is possible to apply the following rotating degree or a smooth stop-loss, for example, moving mediocre.
How to trade pivot points?
Pivot points are simply put into a plan and are also based on the values of the maximum, minimum, and closing in a particular timeframe, often within one day. To form a trader’s concept according to pivot points, a trader needs a pointer, an exchange, or a commercial mechanism according to the selection as well as a trader’s policy. It contains the way of entry, as well as the stop loss and the task according to the income.
The minus of reversal points is considered in this case, that the day reversal degrees are not constantly important for a day trader, that trades only a short period during the day. Hourly values of maximum, minimum and closing have all chances to be used to form additional reversal points, but these are random short-term boundaries, and they do not always have all chances to be useful.
For this reason, it is important to wait for a price impact signal, first of all, rather than trading from the reversal point. Another proof of this, is that the cost moves in a particular course, are intended forms of absorption as well as breakouts of graphical persons.