The market moves in waves created by support and resistance areas.  First, it will find a support area that allows it to move up until it finds resistance.  Then it will move down until it finds a new support area and the upward move will continue again.  In this example, Gail Mercer, founder of TradersHelpDesk, provides a basic overview of how support and resistance works on a 60-minute EURUSD forex pair.  Although Gail’s example uses the EURUSD, the technique works on any markets.

Basic Overview of Support and Resistance – EURUSD

Pivot highs and pivots lows are critical on the charts because they form the support and resistance areas that price will test.  Even if price moves through a support or resistance, typical price behavior is a return to the area to test to ensure it will act as support or resistance for a further move.

When combined with the TradersHelpDesk Stochastics indicator, these areas are ideal for reading for either standard divergence or hidden divergence.

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