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5BP and 7BP Swing Point or Fractal Stop

The stop price is moved up or down every time a 5 or a 7 ‘bar pattern’ is discovered. This is also called a ‘swing point stop or fractal stop ’. A 5 bar pattern is a pattern where the middle candle shows a low below the lows of the 2 candles to its right and left. A 7 bar pattern is a pattern where the middle candle shows a low below the lows of the 3 candles to its right and left. So the stop is moved at swing points in the trend.

Fractal 5BP

5BP Chart

The first parameter is the candle where the Fractal Stop is initiated. This parameter is 50 by default and it can be changed manually to the specific candle where the trade was started.

The last parameter for the stops is an initial level for the stop. Once the moving stop value becomes higher than the initial stop, it will take over. This parameter is 0 by default and is optional.