As of 07/23/2024
  Indus: 40,358 -57.35 -0.1%  
  Trans: 15,656 -244.42 -1.5%  
  Utils: 952 -5.51 -0.6%  
  Nasdaq: 17,997 -10.22 -0.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,556 -8.67 -0.2%  
YTD
 +7.1%  
-1.5%  
 +8.0%  
 +19.9%  
 +16.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/12/2024  
  Up arrow41,500 or 40,000 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow16,500 or 15,600 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow1,000 or 910 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024
As of 07/23/2024
  Indus: 40,358 -57.35 -0.1%  
  Trans: 15,656 -244.42 -1.5%  
  Utils: 952 -5.51 -0.6%  
  Nasdaq: 17,997 -10.22 -0.1%  
  S&P 500: 5,556 -8.67 -0.2%  
YTD
 +7.1%  
-1.5%  
 +8.0%  
 +19.9%  
 +16.5%  
  Targets    Overview: 07/12/2024  
  Up arrow41,500 or 40,000 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow16,500 or 15,600 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow1,000 or 910 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow19,200 or 17,800 by 08/01/2024
  Up arrow5,750 or 5,500 by 08/01/2024

Bulkowski on the Basic Elliott Wave Pattern

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

 

The 5 wave motive cycle. Shown is the basic five wave motive phase (as opposed to the three wave corrective phase) of the Elliott wave principle. Price moves in a rise-retrace pattern that is similar to an incoming tide. Notice in the chart to the right that the impulse waves, 1, 3, and 5 travel farther than the corrective waves 2 and 4. This behavior leads to a rising price trend in this example.

The 8 wave cycle. Reference the figure to the left Three of the waves, 1, 3, and 5, move in the direction of the trend of one higher degree (the blue numbers 1 through 5). This is similar to an ocean's tide. If you are looking at a ripple, one higher degree would be the wave. One higher degree from a wave would be the tide.

Counter trend moves 2 and 4 interrupt the movement of the main thrust.

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The 5 wave cycle when the trend is downward. The orientation of the basic 5 wave cycle need not be one of a rising price trend. The chart to the right shows a 5 wave pattern in a falling price trend. As described above, the 5 wave cycle obeys the direction of the trend of one higher degree. In the middle chart of the three on this page, each segment of the A wave is composed of 5 smaller segments, not 3 as in an ABC correction.

Basic Motive Wave Pattern: Rules

The five wave motive phase has rules that govern its shape. They are listed here.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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