A fractal is a simple pattern which serves as a base model which when replicated creates a more complex pattern. Fractals are scalable meaning the higher scale patterns -- think higher time frames -- are influential for the smaller scales. Markets from our perspective epitomize fractal geometry.
To see a short video of fractals patterns evolving in USDJPY go:
Fractal Patterns in Yen
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