As of 04/12/2024
  Indus: 37,983 -475.84 -1.2%  
  Trans: 15,498 -250.79 -1.6%  
  Utils: 855 -6.47 -0.8%  
  Nasdaq: 16,175 -267.11 -1.6%  
  S&P 500: 5,123 -75.65 -1.5%  
YTD
 +0.8%  
-2.5%  
-3.0%  
 +7.8%  
 +7.4%  
  Targets    Overview: 04/12/2024  
  Up arrow39,800 or 37,700 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,200 or 15,000 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow885 or 850 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,700 or 15,800 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow5,250 or 5,025 by 05/01/2024
As of 04/12/2024
  Indus: 37,983 -475.84 -1.2%  
  Trans: 15,498 -250.79 -1.6%  
  Utils: 855 -6.47 -0.8%  
  Nasdaq: 16,175 -267.11 -1.6%  
  S&P 500: 5,123 -75.65 -1.5%  
YTD
 +0.8%  
-2.5%  
-3.0%  
 +7.8%  
 +7.4%  
  Targets    Overview: 04/12/2024  
  Up arrow39,800 or 37,700 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,200 or 15,000 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow885 or 850 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow16,700 or 15,800 by 05/01/2024
  Up arrow5,250 or 5,025 by 05/01/2024

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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