Pivot points are a darling to most traders and are undoubtedly one of the most popular technical tools used by Forex traders, regardless of their level of experience in the markets. Essentially pivot points are a price level which indicates the market’s sentiment or direction.
This article seeks to unpack the pivot points and how they can be of use to traders. This will be done through defining what pivot points and the calculation thereof and how the various pivot point types can be of use to the trader.
What are Pivot Points?

Pivot points can be defined as a technical analysis indicator used to determine the overall trend of the market over different time frames. It can be put simply as benchmarks that traders use to get a feel for the way the market is moving. A bearish sentiment is formed when the price goes below the pivot point level, and in contrast, the bulls are in play if the price goes beyond the pivot point level.
Support levels are levels where the price tends to find support as it falls. That is, the price at which it is more likely to "bounce" off this level rather than break through it. However, in the event of a break through, by an amount exce…
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Sehr Interessant !

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Hello Community Members, this is my very first article. So, I want to start with the basic strategy which is the base of the Forex trading. The following pivot point trading strategy has been around for a long time. It was originally used by floor traders. This was a nice and easy way for floor traders to have an idea of where the market was going during the course of the day using just a few basic calculations. The pivot point is defined as the level at which the market direction changes for the day. Using some simple math and the previous day's high, low and closing prices, a series of points are set. These points can be critical support and resistance levels. The pivot level, support and resistance levels calculated from those prices are collectively known as pivot levels.
The Pivot is the point around which market moves

Every day, the market you are following has an open, high, low and closing price for the day (some markets, such as the Forex market, are open 24 hours, but we generally use midnight GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) as the open and close time). This information basically contains all the data you need to use pivot points. The reason pivot points are so popular is tha…
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хорошая статья

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very good

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Good article

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great stuff...keep it up man!


Good work

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Hi pip makers, in this Article I am gone an explain one of my simple but effective and my favorite strategy.
I like simple strategy same time hate complicated one because it creates lot of confusion while entering and existing the market so I always prefer to use simple two or three indicators to make any of my strategy and hate to see full of indicators in my trading chart.
I believe myself more than anyone else and always stick to my strategy, if my strategy doesn’t make good profit still I won’t do frog jump without back testing and experiment with 1:1 leverage by documenting all the experimental results.
Why i don't do frog jumps?
I would like to illustrate with an example for more clarity. Let’s Consider a blind man walking on the same road every day, Initially he may get confuse for couple of days but once he became familiar with road he can easily walk on the road without any problem because he have analysed all the objects and its positions in his mind and made the imagination road in his mind so that he can tell where is up and down in the road without seeing. That’s the power of revision so I am applying the same formula here. If we practice the same strategy for a while…
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автору лайк за проделанную работу,терпения и удачи в торговле))))

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good luck

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Nice article

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One of the reason, I love to write articles in dukascopy contest, is to instill deep rooted habit by way of seemingly right knowledge passionately. So that even in my deep sleep I click right buttons. In that effort today’s article is about Trends in Forex market. I myself am a scalper and now I am trying to develop into trend following scalper. In that sense I am trying how to identify and when to enter. Broadly this article will help people who are doing Trend trading. So let’s begin.
What is trend

  • The trend is simply the general direction of market.
  • Markets don’t generally move in a straight line but are characterized by series of Zig-Zags.
  • It is direction of those peaks and troughs that constitutes the market trend.
Trend Direction

  • An uptrend is a series of successively higher peaks and troughs.
  • A downtrend is just the opposite, a series of declining peaks and troughs.
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Interesting reading. Enjoyed it.

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Miren 7 Nov.

Good work. Simple for understanding,

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salamandra 10 Nov.

good job. good luck

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Sebine 17 Nov.

Good job!

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Excellent piece of writing.

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I am writing an article about one of my new strategy for part time traders and for lazy traders like me, which is of long term strategy with very low risk but with more reward. Please read how to prepare the sandwich and taste it and let me know the taste of it by providing feedback which is very important for me.
Before going to my strategy I want to ask couple of questions for all of you traders:
1. Are you part time trader/lazy trader?
2. Don’t know much about fundamentals/ microeconomics and technical analysis?
3. If you can’t assess all the news or any political drama of different countries and it's impacts.
4. You don’t know the future direction of the pair?
If you say YES, for all my questions then you will fall in love with my strategy and my request is at least once taste it in demo account.
Pre-steps before making yummy sandwich:

1.You need to consider the pair where the pair is moving in the range for example I am taking USD/JPY pair to explain my strategy.
2. I think all the traders know about the basic concept of Forex trading irrespective of full time or part time or lazy trader. You must me thinking now what it is, you know I am just talking about support
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well done, need to try

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nice job

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pushkina 23 Sep.

Good job

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Good job, thank you!

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Каждая сделка имеет свое НАЧАЛО и КОНЕЦ...
То есть у нас есть всего два фактора, работая с которыми позволяет нам или ВЗЛЕТЕТЬ в торговле или...
Если верить статистике, то лишь около 3% трейдеров получают прибыль стабильно. Но при етом всегда нужно помнить, что торговля на финансовых рынках сопряжена с большими рисками! ОСОБЕННО торговля неумелая!!!
Так что такое "stop loss" и "take profit"?
Стоп лосс (stop loss) — ето отложенный ордер, ограничивающий убытки или ордер который остановляет потери. Именно он выставляется с намереныем заранее ограничить наши потери уже просчитанной суммой, которую мы согласны принять в качестве убытка. Именно stop loss позволяет нам выйти из рынка пока еще не слишком поздно, пока убыток еще мал и не уничтожил наши деньги целыком и полтостью.
Тэйк профит (take profit) по сравнению с stop loss , наоборот, поручает закрыть позицию при благоприятном изменении цен.
Как же используются "stop loss" и "take profit"?
Стоп лосс изпользуется как страховка, на случай, если сигнал о совершении сделки при использовании торговой системы не оправдал себя. К примеру если размер "stop loss" устанавливают на уровне 5%, и вы купили "акцию" за 10 $ , то при снижении це…
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Good job!

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very good

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интересная статья

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Hello everyone,
Today I am going to share with you a very simple yet very effective method of trading currencies most of the people know it by the name of Price Action for using this method you need only one quality that is Patience.
The idea is to draw the important horizontal support and resistance lines on the chart. Time frame may be any,i personally prefer 4 Hour chart or above,after drawing the horizontal lines,we will wait for the price to reach these lines and get rejected or to go through these lines and wait for a pullback and then getting rejected.
To draw support and resistance lines, keep in mind that there should be 3 or more touches to the trend line to be valid. You may refer to this link of about placing support and resistance lines explaining very neatly how to place the support and resistance lines on the chart. After the lines have been drawn, we need to wait for the price action.
Price action is nothing but the formation of candles that hint a reversal or continuation of the trend.
Let us say that we see the weekly chart of the NZDUSD pair and find lower highs and lower lows for…
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s_amira 23 Jan.

Well done

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brilliant 25 Jan.

thank you friend . but the technical analysis has intrinsic problem I think. Any breakthrough can reverse and every  rejection can return and breakthrough 

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rupesh1984 25 Jan.

brilliant true,but its good when there is no news in market or u can scalp through it.but for big pip u need closely watch news and speech.

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Doing well g..

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In the material below I have tried to explain how can be used Fibonacci Retracement as an important tool to predict forex market. In this article I have included some graphic formats of Fibonacci extension/expension also with Fibonacci retracement and also rules to perfect chart plotting. I have analyzed some examples of Fibonacci retracements pattern in a downtrend and in an uptrend. In this article I have used and combine material from different sources trying to create a start point for those one of you that are interested.
Fibonacci ratios, downtrend, uptrend, support and resistance levels RSI-Relative Strength Index.
Who is Fibonacci?
Leonardo Bonacci – also known as Leonardo Fibonacci – was an Italian mathematician in the 12th century. He was considered the most talented Western mathematician of his time and one of the greatest of all time. Although Fibonacci himself did not come up with what is now known as the Fibonacci sequence, he certainly introduced the phenomenon to the West in his book Liber Aba.
What is the Fibonacci sequence?
Most important Fibonacci levels-
For Fibonacci Retracement (in %)
38.2 -Importa
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good article


great job!

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chuvee 2 Dec.

Oh, good article. I also use the Fibonacci retracements method in my programs.

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Thisi s a exact copy of article available on pdf

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Dans cet article je vais analyser quelques paires de devises sur le weekly et le daily time frame en vue de d'avoir une vision globale des mouvements qui peuvent se dessiner les jours prochains.
  • EURUSD: un trend baissier qui s'approche d'une zone de support.

Sur le weekly la paire évolue toujours dans un trading range qui a débuter Mars 2015, la récente baisse de la paire l'a amener tout près de la de support à 1.07, qui représente la borne basse du trading range.
Sur le daily nous constatons un très fort momentum, mais comme sur le weekly se mouvement est déjà arrivé à une zone de support.
L'achat de l'EURUSD quand il montrera un comportement bullish est très justifié. Sur le daily il suffira de quelque chandelier de reversement, sur les lower time frame il faudra attendre les premiers higher low.
  • AUDUSD: Zone d'incertitude

Sur le weekly la paire est dans un trend baissier très soutenu qui l'a conduit au alentours d'une zone de support de 0.68.
Le trend baissier risque de se convertir en trading range puisque la paire a construit son premier higher low et a casser le lower high à 0.7380.
En ce moment la paire est tout prés du 0.7830.
Sur le Daily la paire s'inscrit dans u…
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Well done!!

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VictoriaVika thedoctor sonjatrader thanks you a lot for your support and kind words

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Good article!

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Currency markets have inherent levels on which selling or buying activity persists. Identifying such levels allows based on historic performance allows to sell or, respectively, buy from such specific levels. However, selling levels can be broken through once many attempts to test the level have been made and the amount of selling from the level decreases with time. Conversely, the same can apply to buying levels.
Reaction patterns on such levels reflect the amount of “firepower” on such levels. As the “firepower” dwindles, so will the possibility of recurrent selling/buying from such levels.
Selling/buying levels are not pip-precise. On the contrary, they have a certain leeway of 10-20 pip depending on the currency and only in very unique cases are actually pip-precise. Movement beyond the buying/selling level and return back are sometimes called “false breakouts”.
The key to understanding the movements towards the key buying/selling levels is the trading volume which leads towards the “significance levels”. If the volume leading towards the significance level is increasing and is significant, then there is a higher chance that the level will be broken, even if not immediately,…
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Hi!) Good job!

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Well done!

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Airmike 22 Feb.

comeback ?? :)

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Good article, best of luck.

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Интересный материал!

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this is the first secret
today I'm showing you one of my secrets and at the end of my article there a surprise for you guys
my way to support and resistance
we can't deny the importance of support and resistance in our trading life
and here in this article I'm showing you a very critical zones and simply it will help you so much
with your trading technique.
simply i'll show you how to predict the next support and resistance zones that the price will make a step on it.
i use a few equations to perform on the last candle ( week candle - month candle )
and it gives me the next ( week - month ) levels .
1 - pick any candle from the chart (week - month).
2- get the ( high - low - close ) values then put these values in the next equations.
3 - draw the lines in the chart by the given values from equations .
4 - see what happens in the (week - month ) after the candle you picked.
sell zone
Sell Zone1 = 1.1 * (high - low) / 4.0 + close =
Sell Zone2 = 1.1 * (high - low) / 6.0 + close =
buy zone
BuyZone1 = close - 1.1 * (high - low) / 6.0 =
BuyZone2 = close - 1.1 * (high - low) / 4.0 =
constant value
constantBZ = BuyZone2 - BuyZone1 =
ConstantSZ = SellZone2 - Se
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i'm sorry for annoying bud but their is no uploading tool here so i have to upload it on a website you can login with your facebook account and download it or text me on private and solve this problem :) , sorry again.

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I apologize.  You were kind enough to provide it.  I was excited about testing. I should not be so childish.  The tool looks interesting.

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Never mind my friend i hope that you test itt and i would hear from you

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Very interesting

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Hello everyone. In this article I will explain to you one of my live trade with pair EUR/AUD and I will explain to you my trading system in the range. “Trend is your friend” is ok for me. I would like to open my trades only in the direction of the trend. But what in case if there is no trend? Can I find any trade opportunity in this case? In the range price is in sideway moves. Price establish support and resistance and moves between them. See the following examples with forex currency pairs, all are daily time frame: NZD/USD, EUR/USD and EUR/AUD. All have perfect range for me:
Range is not always bad because for me can sometimes mean a good opportunity for trade. I have a rule: I do not trade breakout of the range because the price may still return. The rules of good range for me are: strong level of support and strong level of resistance and price have to bounce up from support and price have to bounce down from resistance. Not all ranges are ok for me. The best range not have zigzag moves between of support level and resistance level. If price create valid price pattern, than I can trade it. Best pattern for me is pin bar. What is pin bar? Please look next picture with explanati…
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thank u for sharing ur experience!

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geula4x 30 Dec.

+1 Liked: Nice article + clear examples! :-)

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dntrader 30 Dec.

Thank you to all :)

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alifari 30 Dec.

good one

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agddivisas 30 Dec.

"I do not like indicators. I found that I do not need them. The best indicator for me is price. I use for analysis only support line and resistance line and trend line. Classical elements of price action."
I agree with this.

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In the second part of the story will be about the levels of support and resistance. This is all my personal achievements, which I did during my training. Any indication of the only levels I hope you article will help in this case is not easy forex trading.
Support and resistance levelsAt these levels, changing the distribution of buyers and sellers, as the price dictates the supply and demand ratio. Recall the law:
"If the desire and ability to buy exceeds the supply in the market, the price increases. In the reverse situation, when the sentence above demand, the price will go down. "
Does not really react to price support and resistance levels, and traders. The big players just concentrated on them their orders, waiting for the price breaks the next frontier. In this case, the levels are reversed.
If one day the majority of the big players decide to urgently close a deal to buy and start selling, the market will fall sharply. Thus, it becomes clear that these levels do not affect the situation in the market, but rather demonstrate the balance of power.
Next we will focus on the false breakouts and rebound.
Sooner or later, the market is changing. Price, pausing in the channel,
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What's not to whom art is not useful?
I thought that would be more interested in this topic.

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Elani 10 Sep.

dear Konstantin, thanks for such a valuable article. 

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something technical again !!

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Useful !!

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Dear friends, probably more articles will not be as dukaskopi not like my English, and they are removed.

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Introduction :
My first thoughts on Forex were that it is driven by hydraulics - pressure. I am a technical trader and have maintained this standing and built my practice around it. I am sure there are many theories on price movement, however, I shall share my personal view.
Content :
The best way to describe my opinion on price movement is through the analogy of a labyrinth of walls and mazes. To me, the price is not random but rather like a Bouncing Ball arcade game. Each wall offers a degree of pressure and drives the price in a direction. Some walls will offer a lot of pressure, some walls just a little. If the price is coming off a strongly pressurized wall, it might fly through a lesser wall. But mostly there will at least be a pause at a wall, no matter it's strength, although not always and often, if it has already bounced, it might pass through a second time without argument. As the price moves in a direction, it will bounce off many walls, back and forth, until it comes to rest against a support or resistance that is too strong. At that point, it will reverse and begin the process again.
The truly exhausting thing about Forex is that there are so many walls, from the 1 M…
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Good luck!))

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Thanks Polinka ,ANABEVZ , VikaChechenkova ...

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Also thanks to Olga18375 , Ange_Farouche , Elani ...

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Noyarsh, Neu_spir8 !, leon09 and to FXDream, lupyyyy, Likerty and llolor. Much appreciated !

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Many more thanks to INFINITEisTHElimit for the Genius Inspiration... ! :)

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► Introduction
This article is a continuation to my previous article: "Finding Key Support and Resistance Areas". In this article I will demonstrate how to find key support and resistance areas quickly and easily. We will use the same method explained in the previous article. I have applied the method on all the Major Currencies: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CHF and USD/CAD. I hope this article will help us understand the method better and observe how it can be used in live market charts.
Although the method is very technical, it does require some practice. I suggest that you first read again the previous article. Then, open the daily charts of the Majors and try to find the key support and resistance areas in them by yourself. Finally, you can compare your areas of support and resistance with my suggestions in this article. I think that this is a nice way to practice the method and gain the needed experience.
In each currency pair I will introduce three charts. The first chart is the daily chart. It is zoomed out to show at least one year of recent price movements. The second chart includes green v-shape and red upside-down-v-shape markings. They represent key support a
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geula4x 18 Jan.

@ilonalt Thank you :-) Best of luck to you too, and happy trading :-)

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Thank you very much!!!

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geula4x 25 Jan.

@WallStreetBlog My pleasure! :-) Happy trading this coming week :-)

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jezz 26 Jan.

Well written, good examples with a good following text. Really nice!

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geula4x 27 Jan.

@jezz Thank you for your kind words! :-) Happy trading and good luck :-)

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