Camarilla Pivot Points Calculation

In Camarilla Pivkot Points  R1 through R4 are Resistance levels 1 to 4, PP is the Camarilla Pivot Point, S1 through S4 are support levels 1 to 4, H is High, L is Low. C stands for the Closing price. Formula used in the calculation of Camarilla Pivot Points is given below:-

R4 = C + ( H-L ) * 1.1/2
R3 = C + ( H-L ) * 1.1/4
R2 = C + ( H-L ) * 1.1/6
R1 = C + ( H-L ) * 1.1/12
PP = (HIGH + LOW + CLOSE) / 3
S1 = C – ( H-L ) * 1.1/12
S2 = C – ( H-L ) * 1.1/6
S3 = C – ( H-L ) * 1.1/4
S4 = C – ( H-L ) * 1.1/2

Trade Breakouts with Camarilla Pivot Points

Camarilla Pivot Points Equation calculates eight levels of intra-day support and resistance according to yesterday’s High, Low, Open and Close. There are 5 of these “L” levels below yesterday’s close, and 5 “H” levels above. They are numbered L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 etc.The most important levels are L3, H3 levels and L4, H4 levels.

The main way to use Camarilla Pivot Points equation is to wait for price to approach L3. When price does so, traders expect market to reverse at L3 and H3 level and so they open positions against a trend and place protective stop loss outside closest L4 or H4 level. Stop level at L4/H4 is only a suggested stop, traders are encouraged to find their own stops according to the money management rules and risk appetite.

Should one immediately place an order once price hits L3/H3 level?

Yes, if you trade aggressively, No, if you like to see confirmation first. For confirmation price have to hit L3/H3 level, find support or resistance there and clearly demonstrate an intention to reverse. Learn about reversal candlestick formation patterns in order to be able to spot a confirmation of a turning market.

The second way to trade with the Camarilla Pivot Points Equation is to look at L4/H4 levels to be breached, which would signal of a breakout trade setup and allowing traders trade breakout in the direction of a trend. For, example, if price pushes up through the higher L4/H4 level, the chances are it is going to keep on running that way. Breakout trading outside L4/H4 level expects to capture sharp directional market moves. While running with the breakout outside L4/H4, use either suggested L5/H5 level or your own target.

Rules For Trading With Camarilla Pivot Points

1. Market Open INSIDE L3/H3, If the market opens inside the L3/H3 levels, you must wait for price to approach either of these two levels. Whichever it hits first determines a trade: if the higher H3 is hit, Short against the trend in the expectation that the market is going to reverse. Initial S/L above H4. The opposite, applies when the Lower L3 level is hit first – go Long against the trend. Set S/L below L4.

2. Market Open OUTSIDE L3/H3, In this case, you wait for the market to retreat back through the L3/H3 level – you will then be trading with the trend, and once again, the L4/H4 levels act as you Stop loss.

3. Taking profits, just be aware that you will want to take profits at some time during the day, because the market is unlikely to “behave” and stay right-sided for your trade. These reversals from L3/H3 appear to happen as often as 4 times out of 5 during intra-day trading.