The presented pivot points calculator will generate pivot points in four different systems for you in seconds! Just fill the form below with the previous period's data and press the "Calculate" button:
|Results||Floor Pivot Points||Woodie's Pivot Points||Camarilla Pivot Points||DeMark's Pivot Points|
Pivot(P) = (H+L+C)/3
Resistance(R1) = (2×P)−L
R2 = P+H−L
R3 = H+2×(P−L)
Support(S1) = (2×P)−H
S2 = P−H+L
S3 = L−2×(H−P)
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 technical analysis. The pivot point is interpreted as the primary support/resistance level — the point at which the main trend will be born. First-third level resistance and support points serve as additional indicators of possible trend reversal or continuation. The formula to calculate floor pivot points are quite simple.
If Close < Open Then X = H+2×L+C;
If Close > Open Then X = 2×H+L+C;
If Close = Open Then X = H+L+2×C;
New High = X/2−L;
New Low = X/2−H
Other popular method of calculating the pivots to forecast the future of the trend is Tom DeMark's pivot points, which are not pivot points exactly, but are the predicted lows and highs of the period. To calculate DeMark's pivot points follow the rules displayed on the right.
Pivot (P) = (H+L+2×C)/4
Resistance (R1) = (2×P)−L
R2 = P+H−L
Support (S1) = (2×P)−H
S2 = P−H+L
Woodie's 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. To calculate Woodie's pivot points, the presented pivot point calculator uses the rules presented to the right.
R4 = (H−L)×1.1/2+C
R3 = (H−L)×1.1/4+C
R2 = (H−L)×1.1/6+C
R1 = (H−L)×1.1/12+C
S1 = C−(H−L)×1.1/12
S2 = C−(H−L)×1.1/6
S3 = C−(H−L)×1.1/4
S4 = C−(H−L)×1.1/2
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. The given rules are used to calculate Camarilla pivot points.
You can find a history of the Camarilla pivot points method and some interesting examples of its usage in a short e-book entitled Camarilla Levels.
You might also be interested in our Fibonacci calculator. It will help you to calculate the retracement levels of the completed trend waves. The resulting levels can then be used in combination with pivots generated by this calculator to fine-tune your entry and exit levels.