Fractals

Fractals

A fractal is a pattern in which the same configuration occurs throughout the structure, on a variety of different scales. In other words, it’s a pattern that can be subdivided into similar patterns similar to each other and to the parent pattern.

Just like it’s possible to find Fibonacci ratios in nature, fractals also occur quite often – in plants, crystals, snowflakes, etc.

shutterstock_730562110.jpg

The idea of fractals was applied to financial markets by Bill Williams. According to him, complex moves of the market are made of self-similar recurring patterns. As a result, although the dynamics of the price may seem random, it’s actually not and has a specific structure.

So if we get to the charts, a fractal is considered to be a pattern formed by at least 5 candlesticks in a way that the high/low of the central candlestick exceeds the extremes of the neighboring candles.

A fractal up is a series of five consecutive candlesticks (bars) where the highest high is preceded by two lower highs and is followed by two lower highs. The opposite configuration would be a fractal down. Both structures look like small reversals of the price. Both fractals (buy and sell) may share candlesticks.

Screenshot_33.png

It is not an easy task to constantly track fractals visually. You can have fractals marked on your Metatrader chart by clicking “Insert”, choosing “Indicators”, "Bill Williams" and then “Fractals”. The indicator will add a sign at the middle bar of every fractal it recognizes.

How to use fractals in trading

After you added the Fractals indicator to a chart, you can hunt for trade signals. Here’s the method proposed by Bill Williams:

  1. Wait for a situation when the latest fractal is pointing in the opposite direction from the previous one. This is called a fractal start. The trade should be in the direction of the second fractal.
  2. A trading signal will appear if the price goes beyond this fractal (i.e. its middle candlestick).
  3. Put a Stop Loss beyond a fractal stop, which is the furthest point from either of the previous two fractals in the opposite direction to the signal.

Screenshot_32.png

The Fractals indicator can produce a lot of signals. It’s wise to use it together with other technical indicators developed by Williams in order to filter the good signals from the bad ones.  

Latest news

The USD is awaiting the flash manufacturing PMI

The United States will publish its flash manufacturing PMI at 16:45 MT time on February 21.

Is the GBP vulnerable to the retail data?

Great Britain will release the retail indicators at 11:30 MT time, on February 20…

The FOMC meeting: any surprises for the USD?

The Federal Open Market Committee will publish its meeting minutes on February 19, at 21:00 MT time.

লোকাল পেমেন্ট সিস্টেম দিয়ে ডিপোজিট করুন

Learn more

কলব্যাক

ম্যানেজার শীঘ্রই ফোন দেবে।

নম্বর পরিবর্তন করুন

আবেদন গ্রহন হয়েছে

ম্যানেজার শীঘ্রই ফোন দেবে।

অভ্যান্তরীন ত্রুটি দেখা দিয়েছে। অনুগ্রহ করে কিছুক্ষণ পরে আবার চেষ্টা করুন

নতুনদের জন্য ফরেক্স বই

Beginner Forex book will guide you through the world of trading.

নতুনদের জন্য ফরেক্স বই

ট্রেডিং শুরু করতে সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ জিনিসসমূহ
আপনার ই-মেইল দিন, আর আমরা আপনাকে ফ্রি ফরেক্স গাইডবুক প্রেরন করবো

ধন্যবাদ!

আমরা আপনার ই-মেইলে বিশেষ একটি লিংক প্রেরন করেছি।
সেই লিংকে ক্লিক করে ইমেইল নিশ্চিত করুন আর নতুনদের জন্য ফ্রি ফরেক্স গাইডবুক নিয়ে নিন।

আপনি পুরনো ভার্সনের ব্রাউজার ব্যাবহার করছেন।

লেটেস্ট ভার্সনে আপডেট করুন অথবা অন্য একটি ব্যাবহার করুন সুরক্ষিত, আরো সুবিধাজন এবং ফলদায়ক ট্রেডের অভিজ্ঞতার জন্য।

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera