# Pivot Point

Pivot points simply took the high, low, and closing price from the previous period and
divided by 3 to find the pivot. From this pivot, traders would then base their
calculations for three support, and three resistance levels. The calculation for the most
basic flavor of pivot points, known as ‘floor-trader pivots’, along with their support and
resistance levels.

Open-source script

In true TradingView spirit, the author of this script has published it open-source, so traders can understand and verify it. Cheers to the author! You may use it for free, but reuse of this code in a publication is governed by House Rules. You can favorite it to use it on a chart.

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```////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//  Copyright by HPotter v1.0 10/07/2014
// Pivot points simply took the high, low, and closing price from the previous period and
// divided by 3 to find the pivot. From this pivot, traders would then base their
// calculations for three support, and three resistance levels. The calculation for the most
// basic flavor of pivot points, known as ‘floor-trader pivots’, along with their support and
// resistance levels.
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
study(title="Pivot Point", shorttitle="Pivot Point", overlay = true)
width = input(2, minval=1)
xHigh  = security(tickerid,"D", high[1])
xLow   = security(tickerid,"D", low[1])
xClose = security(tickerid,"D", close[1])
vPP = (xHigh+xLow+xClose) / 3
vR1 = vPP+(vPP-xLow)
vS1 = vPP-(xHigh - vPP)
vR2 = vPP + (xHigh - xLow)
vS2 = vPP - (xHigh - xLow)
vR3 = xHigh + 2 * (vPP - xLow)
vS3 = xLow - 2 * (xHigh - vPP)
plot(vS1, color=#ff0000, title="S1", style = circles, linewidth = width)
plot(vS2, color=#ff002a, title="S2", style = circles, linewidth = width)
plot(vS3, color=#ff014a, title="S3", style = circles, linewidth = width)
plot(vR1, color=#009600, title="R1", style = circles, linewidth = width)
plot(vR2, color=#006F00, title="R2", style = circles, linewidth = width)
plot(vR3, color=#004900, title="R3", style = circles, linewidth = width)
```