Pivots are the best technical tool for both trading and investing that you probably aren't using. Here's why:

  • One of the few tools to provide all three components of a successful trade or investment: superior risk-reward entries, effective trade management, and exact exits.

  • Can be utilized for long term investing (6 mths - 1 year +), medium term positioning (1 - 3 months+), short term swing trading (about 1 week), and daytrading too.

  • Pivots work on ETFs, all major stock benchmarks including international indexes, stocks (especially popular names), the bond market (rates, futures and bond ETFs), currencies, commodities and VIX!

  • Superior to MACD, RSI, Bollinger bands, stochastics, etc. Check the many examples on the blog and daily SPY comments.

  • Pivots provide a unique perspective on buying strength & selling weakness. If you buy what holds up best in a pullback according to The Pivot Perspective, you'll usually be well rewarded in the next rally. Likewise, in bear market environments, sell what fails to recapture a pivot level and your shorts will be leading other indexes down.

  • With pivots know when risk is for real by watching TLT, VIX, XIV, and more. Pivots work on these too.

  • Nearly all big market turns have multiple major pivot levels in play. They say no one rings a bell at the top, but the pivots ring bells on every big turn! Just check our home page image. :)