You use fractals to identify a reversal and confirm its existence in very volatile or chaotic markets. Fractals appear at swing highs or swing lows.What is the Forex Fractal trading strategy?
The fractal pattern consists of a middle candlestick or bar that is surrounded by two other candles. If it’s a bearish fractal, the middle candle is the highest high and it’s flanked by two lower high points. Think of it like one high mountain with two smaller hills on its side that are higher than all other hills in the surrounding area.
For a bullish fractal, the middle candle is the lowest low and this forms a trough as it’s flanked by two higher low points. You can use the ‘Alligator indicator’ alongside fractals to confirm the existence of a reversal.