Welcome to Pivot Point trading blog!

The site is dedicated to pivot point trading.

What is pivot point trading? It is a technique developed by American traders back in the 80s. It is based on data from the previous candle. So if we are dealing with a daily pivot point, it is based on the data from the previous day, specifically on:

Whatever follows is calculated according to this mathematical formula.

The result is horizontal lines. The middle line is a pivot line. Above the pivot line we have the resistance lines - R. They are numbered R1, R2, R3, and so on. Below the pivot line we have support lines - S. They are also numbered consecutively - S1, S2, S3 and so on.

Most often the price moves between the S2 and R2 lines. It rarely exceeds the level of the third line.

We have pivot levels based on different time frames like:

The most popular are the daily pivot points, but the rest of the above also apply to appropriate strategies.

What do I find on the website?

OK is maybe a few words what you will find on the site, who the author is and why you should consider signing up for the newsletter.

On the site you will find tutorials on how to use pivot points in your trading. There are some materials on the Internet that teach the basics of trading with the help of pivots. However, there is a lack of advanced materials showing how to use pivot points in practice. Especially when it comes to using higher pivot levels like weekly or monthly. This is one of the reasons why pivot-point-trading.com was created.

You will find here both the mentioned educational materials, tutorials as well as news and shorter analyses.

The purpose of the site is NOT to provide investment recommendations. As I mentioned, the website was created so that you could learn how to use pivot levels and make better investment decisions on your own.

Well, let's answer the question if pivot levels are effective and how can they help you trade better?

First of all remember that this is a tool that informs you about potential support and resistance levels. You can use this information in several ways like:

These are obviously simple examples, there are more possibilities.

But everything depends on your strategy. It should specify your behavior if the price reaches a certain level. Also pivot points are important information here, but the results will be determined by your trading plan.

By using pivot levels you can strongly increase the effectiveness of your strategy. These levels are used by big players as well as by trading robots. They are therefore very often respected. It is up to you to build a trading plan that will use it effectively.


On the website you will also find a newsletter about Pivot Point. It is free and I usually send 1-2 emails a week. They are of course related to Pivot Point topics. I share there short tips and tips as well as inform about the news on the blog and recommend other valuable materials. As I mentioned, it is free and the emphasis is on education. I try to create one of the best newsletters on the market and I sincerely encourage you to join!

Who runs pivot-point-trading.com?

The author of the blog is Simon David. Retail trader with years of experience on the market. Pivot point is my passion and I am happy to share it with other traders and teach them how to effectively use pivot point in trading on different markets. If you want to learn more about me please visit About me here.

Below are some of the most common questions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask them in your comments or write directly to me. You will find the contact form in the top menu!

The most common questions

What can I use pivot point for?

You can generally use a pivot point for two things. First one is to close the position. You choose the best points to close a position (and take profit) based on pivot levels. Second - opening a position. You see that the price bounces off a given level with pivot lines and you see a chance to move in the opposite direction and open a position.

Can I use pivot point if day trading?

Yes, if you are a day trader you can use daily pivot point levels. They will work best here because they are used by traders in large institutions and by trading robots. Note that quite often outside of the standard S and R lines, M lines can act as a place of support and resistance.

Can I use pivot point if swing trading?

Yes, I can. If you are a trader who likes to keep positions open for a few days, weeks or even months then instead of daily Pivot Point lines you can use weekly Pivot Point or monthly Pivot Point. These are perfect for swing trading strategies.

On which markets can you use a pivot point?

Pivot Points are such a great tool because they work on every market. You can use them successfully in stock trading, Forex market, commodities market and others.

There are different varieties of pivot points - classic Pivot Point, Fibonacci Pivot Point, Camarilla Pivot Point and so on. Which are the best ones to start with?

For most investors, especially those who use Pivot Point for the first time, the best choice will be using Classic Pivot Point. They are most often used by both investment firms and trading robots. Therefore it will be the best choice.

My software has no Pivot Point built-in. Where to get them from?

Many platforms like TradingView and others have a built-in Pivot Point. However it happens that popular platforms like Metatrader4 do not have Pivot Point built in. Don't worry. You should easily find scripts created by others, usually free. Just look for the pivot point indicator for {name of your trading platform}. You should easily find the right pivot point indicator for your software.