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As of 08/23/2019
  Indus: 25,629 -623.34 -2.4%  
  Trans: 9,740 -333.41 -3.3%  
  Utils: 832 -8.66 -1.0%  
  Nasdaq: 7,752 -239.62 -3.0%  
  S&P 500: 2,847 -75.84 -2.6%  
YTD
 +9.9%  
 +6.2%  
 +16.7%  
 +16.8%  
 +13.6%  
  Targets    Overview: 08/15/2019  
  Up arrow27,200 or 24,900 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow10,700 or 9,550 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow850 or 790 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow8,200 or 7,400 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow3,000 or 2,750 by 09/01/2019
As of 08/23/2019
  Indus: 25,629 -623.34 -2.4%  
  Trans: 9,740 -333.41 -3.3%  
  Utils: 832 -8.66 -1.0%  
  Nasdaq: 7,752 -239.62 -3.0%  
  S&P 500: 2,847 -75.84 -2.6%  
YTD
 +9.9%  
 +6.2%  
 +16.7%  
 +16.8%  
 +13.6%  
  Targets    Overview: 08/15/2019  
  Up arrow27,200 or 24,900 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow10,700 or 9,550 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow850 or 790 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow8,200 or 7,400 by 09/01/2019
  Up arrow3,000 or 2,750 by 09/01/2019

Written by and copyright © 2005-2019 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: You alone are responsible for your investment decisions. See Privacy/Disclaimer for more information. Some pattern names are the registered trademarks of their respective owners.

This page describes the zigzag pattern of the Elliott wave principle, how price moves not in a straight line but in a series of rises and retracements.

The zigzag wave in a bull market. The figure to the right shows two zigzag waves. The first on the left, in blue, is an ABC correction of the prior motive wave in a bull market. It shows how wave B ends well below the start of wave A.

The right figure shows the 5-3-5 subwaves that make up the zigzag. Think of each subwave as a line segment in the illustration.

 

 

 

The zigzag in a bear market. The chart on the right shows the zigzag pattern in a bear market. This is just an inversion of the prior chart and is sometimes called an inverted zigzag. Wave B falls well short of the start of wave A, just as in the prior chart. The chart shows the 5-3-5 subwaves using numbers 1 through 5.

Zigzag Wave Rules

The zigzag has rules that govern its shape. They are listed here.

  • The zigzag is an ABC correction of the motive wave.
  • The pattern follows the 5-3-5 subwave configuration.
  • Subwave B falls well short of the start of subwave A.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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