Trading forex with pivots


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Hi there,

I'm thinking about developing a strategy to trade forex intraday with pivot points.

i was wondering what people think abou he usefulness of pivot points in general and any tips to help me develop a system to use them.



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I meant to add that I use pivots and them very useful for trading cable; however I only use the main pivot. updates s/r levels several times a day for the main pairs and I have found them to be very accurate.



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one or two peeps use the main pivot as a guide to confirming set ups on the various crosses. How you integrate it into your trading plan will depend on which type of set ups you plan to use. Best thing to do is observe the (main) pivot on a daily basis & see how price reacts around it on your chosen's not a 'nailed on' long above/short below indicator, more an addition to your other t/a armoury....occasionally you'll notice it coincides with a prev day's 'action level' (as it did yesterday & today ), thus highlighting/confirming potential moves....other times it will show nothing, merely sitting bang in the middle of ranging price Taz has pointed out, it's a helpful addition to your awareness. I tend to use it as an 'action watch' level & it certainly helps in strengthening trade entries coupled with other t/a.

I haven't found the s/r pivot levels particularly beneficial to be honest, but then, maybe you might want to research that aspect with any t/a - indicators you might use, a good understanding of their uses & limitations is essential if you're going to incorporate them into a strategy.......good luck with it!


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Hello Taz

Iv had a look at PXtrade before, but couldn't find the page where it shows you updates on S+R
levels. Hoping you can point me in the right direction.
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John Cyprus

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There are many ways to trade Pivots so try not to use them on their own as they just don't work. Try using them in conjunction with a method ie. reversals work well.

I was looking into the Camerilla stuff as I think it is based on Pivots at Support and Resistance but not an expert in this area. I think there are other threads on this too.


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