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Automated-Trading 2011.10.07 19:02 


This Camarilla Equation indicator built for all chart bars can be easily used to analyze the behaviour of a financial asset relative to the indicator in history.

Author: Nikolay Kositsin


Sergey Golubev
Sergey Golubev 2013.10.10 06:09  

Scalping With Pivot Points

Talking Points:

  • Forex scalpers benefit from finding support and resistance levels.
  • Learn to enter Forex retracements with Camarilla pivots.
  • Trade price action breakouts using S4 and R4 Camarilla pivots.
Forex traders have a variety of options when it comes to trading. However, those traders who are looking to peruse Scalping opportunities will most directly benefits from identifying important inter day price action including levels of support and resistance.

Below we can see an existing downtrend in the EURNZD. Today we will look at Camarilla Pivots and how they can help Forex scalpers interpret today’s price action. So let’s get started!

Camarilla pivots can help clear up which technical levels will be important to a day trader. Camarilla pivots are different from normal Traditional Pivots. Due to their calculations, Camarilla pivots set levels of support and resistance much closer to each other, leading them to more relevant when day trading. When added to the chart, they will display 4 key levels of resistance (R1-4) and 4 key levels of price support (S1-4)

Below you will find several opportunities traders can look for when using Camarilla pivots in their trading. The most prevalent methods of trading a downtrend include, retracement swings at R3 or a breakout of the established S4 level.

The first methodology of trading pivots is to look for a retracement. Above we can see the first opportunity to trade the EURNZD at the R3 level or resistance. When price approaches either a R3 or S3 level, traders generally feel there is a chance of an impending reversal! Here price moved up to resistance overnight, prior to dropping down to fresh daily lows. With R3 acting as a ceiling for price allowed day traders an opportunity to sell the market back in the direction of the prevailing trend. This price can be reversed in an uptrend, with traders looking to buy the S3 level of support.

Trading a Breakout

The second methodology of trading Camarilla Pivots is by looking for a breakout. Above we can see a breakout opportunity on the EURNZD after price broke the S4 support pivot. S4 represents the last line of daily support for a currency. In a downtrend, traders will look to sell below this value as price traverses towards lower lows. This process can be inverted for an uptrend, looking to sell a breakout above the R4 resistance pivot.

Sergey Golubev
Sergey Golubev 2013.10.17 08:33  

Risk Management Tips For Forex Scalping

Talking Points:

  • Forex scalpers benefit from the use of technical tools.
  • Manage your Stop levels using Camarilla Pivots.
  • Use the S3 pivot to set a 1:2 Risk/Reward Ratio.
Camarilla pivot points can be a versatile tool, for the Forex Scalper.However, they can also be applied to produce profit targets, as well as levels for stop placements.

Below we can see a sample retracement entry on the GBPCAD at the R3 pivot, which took place earlier this morning. Today we will look at Camarilla Pivots and how they can help Forex scalpers identify placements for stop and limit orders.

So let’s get started!

Setting Stops

Managing risk is one of the most important skills a trader must learn. This is especially true when scalping short term movements on Forex pairs. In the event, price changes directions we will want to exit the market as quickly as possible. Setting a stop with a support or resistance level will allow us to do exactly that.

Below we can again see the GBPCAD, but this time with a stop placement at the R4 resistance line. This is an intuitive place for a stop order when selling the previous level of resistance at R3. If price continues breaking through resistance, the market is indicating that a potential price reversal may be underway. In these instances, it is best to exit any existing positions to keep your account from accruing additional losses if price continues moving towards higher highs.

Profit Targets

Now that a stop order is set, traders will need to find appropriate profits targets for their trades. When selling resistance, it is normal to find a level at an existing level of support. Traders using a R4 stop can look to set their first target at S3. Not only is this an easy to find price level using Camarilla pivots, but is also allows the trader to utilize a 1:2 Risk/Reward ratio.

A Risk/Reward ratio is a direct look at how much profit we make when we are right, relative to the amount of losses we take when we are wrong. Referencing our example above, profit targets set at S3 would net approximately 74 pips in profit. With a stop of 37 pips at R4, this means a trader would be looking to make twice as much on a winning position relative to a loss. Even when scalping, having these ratios inline will help traders avoid the “trader’s number one mistake.”

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