The logic of pivot trading

Find out how pivot trading can take advantage of short-term trends in the market and how you might apply this technique to your trades.

  • By Jim White,
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In 1998, I wrote a paper that became the foundation of a trading methodology I refer to as pivot trading. This methodology takes advantage of a fundamental characteristic of freely traded markets—that is, the persistence of price movement. This article will describe the underlying logic of the methodology, provide an example of the statistical verification of persistence, and outline how traders can use it to their advantage. Read on to learn more...

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