Pivot Points Calculator

The Pivot Point is your guide to stability. It is the point at which markets act on a psychological level to change tack. This is relevant for individual shares, a market index or a currency.

If the market is falling then the Pivot Point is where it will stabilize or rebound.

If the market is rising then the Pivot Point is where it will stabilize or drop.

It isn't a figure that has any economic data behind it but because so many people use the Pivot Point to calculate their trades it becomes a really important figure to know. Markets work around Pivot Points.

It helps you to plan your trades because you will have an estimation of where the market will turn. Keep an eye on Pivot Points over a period of time and you will be surprised at how frequently they are significant.


The Pivot Point Calculator is a simple tool to use. All you have to do is have the following figures to hand from the last trading day–

  • The High Price
  • The Low Price
  • The Closing Price

Enter these three and your calculation will appear.

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You may set the number of decimal places in the online calculator. By default there are only two decimal places.

Results:

Classic Pivot Points Woodie's Pivot Points Camarilla Pivot Points
Resistance Level (R4)
Resistance Level (R3)
Resistance Level (R2)
Resistance Level (R1)
Pivot Point (PP)
Support Level (S1)
Support Level (S2)
Support Level (S3)
Support Level (S4)
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Pivot Points Formula

The Pivot Points Calculator uses the following formulae:

Classic Pivot Points
  • Pivot Point (PP) = (High price (H) + Low price (L) + Close price (C)) / 3
  • Resistance Level (R1) = (2 * PP) − Low price (L)
  • Resistance Level (R2) = PP + (High price (H) − Low price (L))
  • Resistance Level (R3) = High + 2 * (PP − Low price (L))
  • Support Level (S1) = (2 * PP) − High price (H)
  • Support Level (S2) = PP − (High price (H) − Low price (L))
  • Support Level (S3) = Low price (L) − 2 * (High price (H) − PP)
Woodie's Pivot Points
  • Pivot Point (PP) = (High price (H) + Low price (L) + 2 * Close price (C)) / 4
  • Resistance Level (R1) = (2 * PP) − Low price (L)
  • Resistance Level (R2) = PP + (High price (H) − Low price (L))
  • Support Level (S1) = (2 * PP) − High price (H)
  • Support Level (S2) = PP − (High price (H) − Low price (L))
Camarilla Pivot Points
  • Pivot Point (PP) = (High price (H) + Low price (L) + Close price (C)) / 3
  • Resistance Level (R1) = Close price (C) + (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 12
  • Resistance Level (R2) = Close price (C) + (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 6
  • Resistance Level (R3) = Close price (C) + (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 4
  • Resistance Level (R4) = Close price (C) + (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 2
  • Support Level (S1) = Close price (C) − (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 12
  • Support Level (S2) = Close price (C) − (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 6
  • Support Level (S3) = Close price (C) − (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 4
  • Support Level (S4) = Close price (C) − (High price (H) − Low price (L)) * 1.1 / 2

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