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Pivot Points Calculator

The IBTimes Pivot Points Calculator will generate pivot points in four different systems in seconds! Just fill the form below with the previous period's data and press the "Calculate" button:

High price:
Low price:
Close price:
Current Open price:*
* For DeMark's pivot points.

Results:

Floor Pivot Points Woodie's Pivot Points Camarilla Pivot Points DeMark's Pivot Points
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3rd Resistance =    
2nd Resistance =  
1st Resistance =
Pivot Point =    
1st Support =
2nd Support =  
3rd Support =    
4th Support =      

Floor Pivot Points

The Floor Pivot Points, presented in the first column of the calculation results table, are the most basic and popular type of pivots used in Forex trading. The pivot point is interpreted as the primary support/resistance level - the point at which the main trend will be started. First-third level resistance and support points serve as additional indicators of possible trend reversal or continuation.

Pivot (P) = (H + L + C) / 3
Resistance (R1) = (2 X P) - L
R2 = P + H - L
R3 = H + 2 X (P - L)
Support (S1) = (2 X P) - H
S2 = P - H + L
S3 = L - 2 X (H - P)

Woodie's Pivot Points

This pivot points are similar to floor pivot points, but are calculated in a somewhat different way, giving more weight to the Close price of the previous period.

Use the following rules to calculate Woodie's pivot points:

Pivot (P) = (H + L + 2 X C) / 4
Resistance (R1) = (2 X P) - L
R2 = P + H - L
Support (S1) = (2 X P) - H
S2 = P - H + L

Camarilla Pivot Points

Camarilla pivot points are a set of eight very probable levels which resemble support and resistance values for a current trend. The origin and the precise way to calculate these pivot points are unclear. The most important is that these pivot points work for all traders and help in setting the right stop-loss and take-profit orders.

We use the following rules to calculate Camarilla pivot points:

R4 = (H - L) X 1.1 / 2 + C
R3 = (H - L) X 1.1 / 4 + C
R2 = (H - L) X 1.1 / 6 + C
R1 = (H - L) X 1.1 / 12 + C
S1 = C - (H - L) X 1.1 / 12
S2 = C - (H - L) X 1.1 / 6
S3 = C - (H - L) X 1.1 / 4
S4 = C - (H - L) X 1.1 / 2

Tom DeMark's pivot points

Other popular method of calculating a simple TA indicator which helps trader to forecast future trend is Tom DeMark's pivot points. Which are not pivot points exactly, but predicted low and high of the period. To calculate

DeMark's pivot points follow these rules:

If Close < Opencurrent Then X = H + 2 X L + C;
If Close > Opencurrent Then X = 2 X H + L + C;
If Close = Opencurrent Then X = H + L + 2 X C;
New High = X / 2 - L; New Low = X / 2 - H

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