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How to Calculate Pivot Points

The first thing you’re going to learn is how to calculate pivot point levels.

The pivot point and associated support and resistance levels are calculated by using the last trading session’s open, high, low, and close. Since forex is a 24-hour market, most forex traders use the New York closing time of 4:00pm EST as the previous day’s close.

The calculation for a pivot point is shown below:

Pivot point (PP) = (High + Low + Close) / 3

Support and resistance levels are then calculated off the pivot point like so:

First level support and resistance:

First resistance (R1) = (2 x PP) – Low

First support (S1) = (2 x PP) – High

Second level of support and resistance:

Second resistance (R2) = PP + (High – Low)

Second support (S2) = PP – (High – Low)

Third level of support and resistance:

Third resistance (R3) = High + 2(PP – Low)

Third support (S3) = Low – 2(High – PP)

Keep in mind that some forex charting software plot intermediate levels or mid-point levels. These are basically mini levels between the main pivot point and support and resistance levels.

Forex pivot points and intermediate levels

If you hated algebra, have no fear because you don’t have to perform these calculations yourself. Most charting softwares will automatically do this for you. Just make sure you configure your settings so that it uses the correct closing time and price.

We here at also have our very own Pivot Point Calculator!

The awesome part is, just like everything on the website, it’s FREE!

The forex pivot point calculator can come in handy, especially if you want to do a little back testing to see how pivot point levels have held up in the past. Remember, one of the advantages of using pivot points is that it is objective, so it’s very easy to test how price reacted to them.

Next up, we’ll teach you the various ways in which you can incorporate pivot points into your forex trading strategy.



       轴心点与相关的支撑/ 阻力位,都是根据过去时段的开盘价,最高价,最低价和收盘价格来计算的。但是因为外汇是个24小时的市场,所以大多数的交易者们采用纽约收盘时的价位,东部时间下午4:00作为前一天的收盘价。

                轴心点(pp) =(最高价+最低价+收盘价)/3



                阻力线1(R1) =(2×轴心点)-最低价
                支撑线1(S1) =(2×轴心点)-最高价

                阻力线2(R2) =轴心点+(最高价-最低价)
              支撑线2(S2) =轴心点-(最高价-最低价)

              阻力线2(R3) =最高价+2(轴心点-最低价)
              支撑线2(S3)   =最低价-2(最高价-轴心点)