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How to Calculate Pivot Points

Check out this simple calculation for pivot points. Remember the new day pivot points are calculated from previous day High (H), low (L) and close (C).

Look at this example below…

Pivot point = P = (H + L + C)/3

Resistance 3 = High + 2*(Pivot – Low)
Resistance 2 = Pivot + (R1 – S1)
Resistance 1 = 2 * Pivot – Low
Pivot Point = (High + Close + Low)/3
Support 1 = 2 * Pivot – High
Support 2 = Pivot – (R1 – S1)
Support 3 = Low – 2*(High – Pivot)

P = Pivot Point
R1 = 1st Resistance Level
R2 = 2nd Resistance Level
R3 = 3rd Resistance Level
S1 = 1st Support Level
S2 = 2nd Support Level
S3 = 3rd Support Level
H = Previous Days High
L = Previous Days Low
C = Previous Days Close

Go to the home page to use our free pivot point calculator.