The first thing you’re going to learn is how to calculate pivot point levels.
The pivot point and associated support and resistance levels are calculated by using the last trading session’s open, high, low, and close. Since forex is a 24-hour market, most forex traders use the New York closing time of 4:00pm EST as the previous day’s close.
The calculation for a pivot point is shown below:
Pivot point (PP) = (High + Low + Close) / 3
Support and resistance levels are then calculated off the pivot point like so:
First level support and resistance:
First resistance (R1) = (2 x PP) – Low
First support (S1) = (2 x PP) – High
Second level of support and resistance:
Second resistance (R2) = PP + (High – Low)
Second support (S2) = PP – (High – Low)