Using the Elliott Wave Principle Successfully

Elliott Wave  Theory Articles

When the Elliott Wave Principle was first discovered, those in the financial sector were mighty pleased with its ability to predict the direction the market would take next. It turned out to be really impressive. However, there is much more to the principle. It gives you a means of finding out at what points the market will make a turn. This will in turn help you make the right entry and exit points ensuring the highest level of success.

So how does one go about using the Elliott Wave Principle? Naturally one must begin at the most basic of levels. In the financial markets, The Elliott Wave Principle is able to work by finding patterns in market prices. This means that one should begin by looking through the waves on a chart.

In the Elliott’s pattern, you will find “impulsive waves” as well as “corrective waves.” In an impulsive wave you will find five subwaves. All of these will move in the direction of the larger trend. You will also see corrective waves that are split into three subwaves. Each of these move against the trend of the next larger size.

Waves 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 will come together forming a complete larger impulsive sequence. The impulsive structure that wave (1) forms, will be able to tell us about how the next larger wave in the trend will move in the upward direction. If one has to expect a three-wave correction, this is when you will be able to know. Wave (2) is the correction that follows after the 5th wave is complete.

When you apply the Elliott Wave Principle, the primary task is to look at the charts of all the market action that has been happening and look out for any five-wave completion as well as three-wave styled structures. Once you have these you will be able to interpret the market well.

But when you are using the Elliott Wave Principle on any chart remember that there is no certain way to predict the outcome of the market. What it does instead is give you a simple and objective means of understanding the probability of the direction the market is going to take in the future. At any given time you will find that there are at least two valid interpretations of the waves that co-exist. It is therefore important for any trader to carefully look into each interpretation when dealing with the financial markets.

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