The calculation of pivot points involves a simple formula that takes into account the high, low, and close prices from the previous trading session or a specific period. The most commonly used pivot point calculation method is the "Standard" or "Classic" method. Here's the formula:
Pivot Point (P) = (High + Low + Close) / 3
In addition to the pivot point itself, several support and resistance levels are calculated based on the pivot point value.
K's Pivot Points try to enhance them by incorporating multiple elements and by applying a re-integration strategy to validate two events:
* Found_Support: This event represents a basing market that is bound to recover or at least shape a bounce.
* Found_Resistance: This event represents a toppish market that is bound to consolidate or at least shape a pause.
K's Pivot Points are calculated following these steps:
1. Calculate the highest of highs for the previous 24 periods (preferably hours).
2. Calculate the lowest of lows for the previous 24 periods (preferably hours).
3. Calculate a 24-period (preferably hours) moving average of the close price.
4. Calculate K's Pivot Point as the average between the three previous step.
5. To find the support, use this formula: Support = (Lowest K's pivot point of the last 12 periods * 2) - Step 1
6. To find the resistance, use this formula: Resistance = (Highest K's pivot point of the last 12 periods * 2) - Step 2
The re-integration strategy to find support and resistance areas is as follows:
* A support has been found if the market breaks the support and shapes a close above it afterwards.
* A resistance has been found if the market surpasses the resistance and shapes a close below it afterwards.
The lookback period (whether 24 and 12) can be modified but the default versions work well.
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