Trading Strategies Revealed – “Fractal Support & Resistance Breakout” review

Breakout trading strategy “Fractal Support & Resistance Breakout” is designed mainly for Forex and can be used on all currency pairs on any time-frame. Its rules state that:

A trader should place a buy order when price breaks through a resistance level. A sell order should be placed when price breaks through a support level. A stop loss should be placed at the opposite support/resistance level with 1:2 Risk-to-Reward ratio. Support and Resistance levels are based on Fractals indicator.

For our test, we have used a Trailing Stop which is launched after a trade has started and is modified each new 1 pip of profit. From our point of view, such approach allows to maximize profit and minimize drawdown. We have run the test for 2010.01.01-2019.06.26 using Control Points modelling on GBPJPY-H1, with 1:2 leverage, without reinvestment, assuming spread equals 10 ticks, with starting balance $10,000. These are the main parameters of financial performance, that may allow you to evaluate whether this strategy worth your attention or not:

ROI# of tradesWinning ratioMax. drawdown
13.82%522736.33%87.64%

The following charts may give some possible insights on which filters to apply (time sessions, day of week limitation, trend strength threshold, overbought/oversold conditions, volatility range) to turn this strategy profitable should you decide to use this strategy in your investment portfolio:


Analysis Insights



1. Despite “Fractal Support & Resistance Breakout” trading strategy being profitable, its drawdown is very large. During 2010-2019 testing period maximum drawdown has comprised 87.64% using leverage 1:2 when trading this strategy.

2. “Fractal Support & Resistance Breakout” trading strategy has produces 13.82% annualized ROI during 2010–2019 years using 1:2 leverage.

3. We have analysed data received from a test of “Fractal Support & Resistance Breakout” trading strategy during 2010–2019 years and applied some filters such as Stochastic filter and RSI filter. As a result, the profitability of the strategy has increased from 13.82% up to 18.57% and its drawdown has reduced from 87.64% to 21.04% using leverage 1:2. Reducing the drawdown has allowed us to increase the leverage up to 1:7, which in turn has resulted in annualized ROI increase up to 61.60%!



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