Trading Forex using Pivots

mik1973

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Been reading up on Pivot Points and was wondering if anyone has had any success applying this technique to the Forex.
Cheers
Mick
 

Newtron Bomb

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mik1973

you have to remember that all indicators work some of the time. What is important is how YOU apply them and cope with the psychology of trading as a business. This is one of the more important aspects, in my opinion, that nearly everyone overlooks.

For me i have always been drawn to chart patterns si i read a lot about them and learned how to apply them and also how they may relate to other math indicators... etc. etc.

Find something that you feel drawn to indicator wise, like pivots, and explore the possibilities and get to know and understand then so you can use them successfully.

HTH
Newtron Bomb
 

mik1973

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Thx for reply Phil. I've been reading so much that i'm suffering from paralysis by analysis- still learning- researching and looking for those "few" nuggets of information/indicators that i'll be happy trading with.
Mick
 

Faris

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Time Frames

Morning traders.

Could anyone tell how to work out what time period i should use for pivot lines?
I know the high, low and close are used to work out the SR lines but dont know if i should use the close of london, U.S session etc.

Also would it matter what time frame i used? 5min, 15min etc

Thanks
Faris...
 

Faris

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Thanks for the link Dan. Thats an interesting site.
Think the guy who owns the products posts on moneytec.
Anyway im even more lost than before.

Iv tried loads of different ways of working out the pivots.
Since im trading the european and U.S sessions, would have thought that i would use the high and low of the euro/ U.S session and use the close of uk time( midnight).
Would that be correct??

Faris..
 

zigglewigler

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Faris
Pivots are daily calculations, whatever time frame you are in is irrelevant, the daily pivot will be the same. You can use h+l+c/3 or h+l+c+today's Open/4. The pivot points are very important for SP floor traders, they work them out first thing including second resistance and support.

Pivot=(h=l=c)/3
R1=(Px2)-l
S1=(Px2)-h
R2=P+(R1-S1)
S2=P-(R1-S1)
or
R2=P+(h-l)
S2=P-(h-l)

I only bother with main pivot and watch indices' reaction to it, it is like a light to moths. You can best study its effect on a 60 min chart.

Quick pivot calculations:
http://www.stelaronline.com/resource/pivot.htm
 

Faris

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Thanks for the reply zigglewigler.

I understand where your comin from, i just assumed that when trading the Forex market the pivots would be different as the market is 24 hours and you've got different time zones.

Thanks again
Faris..
 

zigglewigler

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Faris
I don't do FX, but can testify to the importance of pivots on the main indexes. What would worry me about pivot calculations for FX is that being 24hrs you have dealers world wide in all time zones putting in their pennies worth, so there isn't really 'y'day's action', this would throw off the usefulness of pivots. Also if currencies dealers as whole don't use them, then they would probably be redundant.

This has got me scratching my head! Would be interesting to hear from anyone that knows better about FX.:confused:
 

eminem

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I think you're right Faris, the daily pivot will change depending on the "close" figure used? Perhaps the best option will be to use the close from UK/Eu, US and Far East and see which three sets of numbers fit the follwing days action best.
 

Faris

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Thanks guys for your responses.

Iv just spoken to Newtron Bomb as he is very experienced in trading the Forex.
He seems to think that you should used the asian market as the open/close which makes sense (10 pm uk time), bit i think eminem could be correct also in checking all the time zones to see what fits best on the current days action.
That could end being confusing though!

Faris..
 

noises49

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re Pivots

Mik,

I calculate Pivots every day and can attest to their power. I use 2200 GMT as the end of the trading day and base my calcs on these numbers. My bias is to look for a Reversal off the pivot. I use 15 or 30 minute charts for same. Break-thrus can be very powerful - use pivot as stop in these cases. Todays trade on GBP/USD worked as well as it can. My pivot was calculated at 8251. Low of the day was 8249 @ 0100 GMT and displayed as a hard reversal on the 30. Gain so far is about 150 Pts for a good days work. While this is excellent action it is by no means unusual. Might be a good idea to set a pivot watch on the board.
 

noises49

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Pivots - 2nd Post

Mik,

I forgot to mention the Support and Resistance levels that come along with the calculations. My experience is they are useless - and I ignore them accordingly.
 

mik1973

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Thanks for your post noises. You've raised a couple of points which i'd appreciate clarification on. You mention in your second post that the support and resistance levels which come along with the calculations are useless. I thought that all pivots were viewed as S/R. I am new to this so please excuse my ignorance.
I was going to ask about the 8251/8249 figures -wasn't sure what they referred to at first but i guess these are the quotes after the decimal point right?
Told you i'm new at this !
Would appreciayte if you could explain your interpretation of pivots and how they differ from S/R
Cheers
Mick
 

neil

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zigglewigler said:
Faris
Pivots are daily calculations, whatever time frame you are in is irrelevant, the daily pivot will be the same. You can use h+l+c/3 or h+l+c+today's Open/4. The pivot points are very important for SP floor traders, they work them out first thing including second resistance and support.

Pivot=(h=l=c)/3
R1=(Px2)-l
S1=(Px2)-h
R2=P+(R1-S1)
S2=P-(R1-S1)
or
R2=P+(h-l)
S2=P-(h-l)

I only bother with main pivot and watch indices' reaction to it, it is like a light to moths. You can best study its effect on a 60 min chart.

Quick pivot calculations:
http://www.stelaronline.com/resource/pivot.htm

Look at Ziggies calculator - it shows the PIVOT line and the supp/res. either side of the pivot. Try some examples.

Hope this helps :D
 
 
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