Here’s a summary of what we covered regarding the Elliott Wave Theory:

Elliott Waves are fractals.

  • We can split each wave into parts, each of which is a very similar copy of the whole. Mathematicians like to call this property “self-similarity”.

A trending market moves in a 5-3 wave pattern.

  • The first 5-wave pattern is called impulse wave.
  • One of the three impulse waves (1, 3, or 5) will always be extended. Wave 3 is usually the extended one.
  • The second 3-wave pattern is called a corrective wave. Letters A, B, and C are used instead of numbers to track the correction.
  • Waves 1, 3, and 5, are made up of a smaller 5-wave impulse pattern, while Waves 2 and 4 are made up of smaller 3-wave corrective patterns.
  • There are 21 types of corrective patterns, but they are just made up of three very simple, easy-to-understand formations.
  • The three fundamental corrective wave patterns are zig-zagsflats, and triangles.