# XAUUSD Pivot Points

Pivot points is a set of indicators developed by floor traders in the commodities markets to determine potential turning points, also known as "pivots". These points are calculated to determine levels in which the sentiment of the xauusd trend could change from "**bullish**" to "**bearish**." XAUUSD traders use these points** as markers of support and resistance**.

These points are calculated as the average of the high, low and close from the previous session:

**XAUUSD Trading Pivot Point = (High + Low + Close) / 3**

Day traders use the calculated pivot points to determine levels of entry, stops and profit taking, by trying to determine where the majority of other xauusd traders may be doing the same.

A **pivot point** is a xauusd price level of significance in technical analysis of a financial market that is used by xauusd traders as a predictive indicator of gold price movement. It is calculated as an average of significant xauusd prices (high, low and close) from the performance of a market in the prior trading period. If the xauusd prices in the following period trades **above the central point it is usually evaluated as a bullish** sentiment, whereas if gold price **below the central point is seen as bearish**.

The central point is used to calculate additional levels of support and resistance, below and above central point, respectively, by either subtracting or adding gold price differentials calculated from previous trading ranges.

A pivot point and the associated support and resistance levels are often turning points for the direction of gold price movement in a market.

- In an up xauusd trend, the pivot point and the resistance levels may represent a ceiling level for the gold price. if gold price goes above this level the up xauusd trend is no longer sustainable and a xauusd trend reversal may occur.

- In a down xauusd trend , a pivot point and the support levels may represent a low for gold price level or a resistance to further decline.

The central pivot point can then be used to calculate the support and resistance levels as follows:

Pivot points consist of a central point level surrounded by three support levels below it and three resistance levels above it. These points were originally used by floor traders on equity and futures exchanges because they provided a quick way for those traders to get a general idea of how the xauusd market was moving during the course of the day using only a few simple calculations. However, over time they have also proved exceptionally useful in other markets as well.

One of the reasons they are now so popular is because they are considered a "leading" (or predictive) indicator rather than a lagging indicator. All that is required to calculate the pivot points for the upcoming (current) day is the previous day high, low, and close xauusd prices. The 24-hour cycle pivot points in this indicator are calculated according to the following formulas:

The central pivot can then be used to calculate the support and resistance levels as follows:

Resistance 3

Resistance 2

Resistance 1

**Pivot Point**

Support 1

Support 2

Support 3

**Pivot Points Support and Resistance Levels**

## Pivot Points as a XAUUSD tool

The pivot point itself represents a level of highest resistance or support, depending on the overall sentiment. If the xauusd market is direction-less ( range bound ) xauusd prices will often fluctuate greatly around this level until a xauusd price breakout develops. XAUUSD Prices above or below the central point indicates the overall sentiment as bullish or bearish respectively. This xauusd indicator is a leading XAUUSD indicator that provides signals of potentially new highs or lows within a given chart timeframe.

The support and resistance levels calculated from the central pivot point and the previous market width may be used as exit points of the open XAUUSD trades, but are rarely used as entry signals. For example, if the gold price **is up-trending and breaks through the pivot point**, the first or second resistance level is often a good target to close a position, as the probability of resistance and reversal increases greatly, with every resistance level.

In pivot point analysis three levels are commonly recognized above and below the central point. These are calculated from the range of gold price movement in the previous trading period and then added to the central point for resistances and subtracted from it for support levels.

## Pivot Points

Pivot levels can be used in many different ways. Here are a few of the most common methods for utilizing them:

**XAUUSD Trend Direction: **Combined with other XAUUSD Trading analysis techniques such as overbought/oversold oscillators, volatility measurements, etc., the central point may be useful in determining the general trending direction of the gold market. Trades are only taken in the direction of the XAUUSD trend. Buy trades occur only when the gold price is above the central point and sell gold trades occur only when the gold price is below the central pivot.

**XAUUSD Price Breakouts:** In gold price breakouts, a bullish buy xauusd signal occurs when the gold price breaks up through the central point or one of the resistance levels (typically Resistance 1). A short sell xauusd signal occurs when gold price breaks down through the central point or one of the support levels (typically Support 1).

**XAUUSD Trend Reversals: **In xauusd trend reversals, a buy xauusd signal occurs when the gold price moves towards a support level, gets very close to it, touches it, or moves only slightly through it, and then reverses and starts moving in the other direction.

**To download Pivot points:**

https://c.mql5.com/21/9/pro4x_pivot_lines.mq4

Once you download it open it with MQL4 Language Editor, Then Compile it by pressing the Compile Button and it will be added to your MT4.

NB: Once you add it to your MT4, the indicator has additional lines named Mid Points, to remove these additional lines open MQL4 Language Editor(shortcut keyboard key - press F4), and change line 16 from:

extern bool midpivots = true;

to

extern bool midpivots = false;

Then Press Compile again, and it will then appear as exactly shown on www.tradeforextrading.com website.