The markets are moving one more degree reversal to the trend, but with a seeming struggle. The resistance of the larger trend seems to prevent a correction from developing a complete motivational structure. This struggle between two opposite biasing degrees often makes corrective waves less clearly identifiable than motive waves that always flow in the direction of a larger trend with comparative ease. As another consequence of this conflict between trends, corrective waves are slightly more diverse than motivational waves. Moreover, the complexity occasionally increases or decreases as it arises, so that technically sub-waves of the same degree can appear to different degrees due to their complexity or length of time. Because of all these reasons, It can sometimes be difficult to match recognizable patterns until the corrective waves are complete and come behind us. Because the endings of corrective waves are less predictable than those for motive waves, the Elliott analyst should be more careful in his analysis when the market is in a twisting corrective mood than when prices tend to be a persistent motive.
The most important rule that can be derived from examining various corrective models is that corrections are never fives. Only motive waves are five. Therefore, the first five waves
The movement against the greater tendency is never the end of a correction, but only part of it. The figures following Lesson 9 of this course should serve to illustrate this point.
Corrective processes come in two forms. Sharp corrections angle right against the larger bend. While sideways corrections always provide a clear retracement of the previous wave, they typically involve a movement back to the initial level or beyond, thus creating an overall side view. The change guide discussion in Lesson 10 will explain the reason for drawing attention to these two styles.
Specific correction models fall into four main categories:
Zigzags (forex signals 5-3-5; includes three types: single, double and triple);
Circles (3-3-5; includes three types: normal, extended and movable);
Triangles (3-3-3-3-3; four types: three of the narrowing varieties (ascending, descending, and symmetrical) and one of the expanding varieties (reverse symmetrical);
Double threes and triple threes (compound structures).
A single zigzag in a bullish market is a simple three-wave descending pattern labeled ABC forex trading signals. The subwave sequence is 5-3-5, and the peak of wave B is significantly lower than the beginning of wave A, as shown in Figures 1-22 and 1-23.
In a bear market, a zigzag correction occurs in the opposite direction as shown in Figure 1-24.
and 1-25. For this reason, a zigzag in a bear market is often referred to as an inverted zigzag.
Sometimes zigzags occur two or three times in a row, especially when the first zigzag falls below a normal target. In these cases, each zigzag is separated by an intervening "three" that produces what is called a double zigzag (see Figure 1-26) or triple zigzag. These formations are similar to the extension of an impulse wave, but are less common.
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It can be labeled as a double zigzag as in the Dow correction from July to October 1975 (see Figures 1-28) from January 1977 to March 1978 (see Figures 1-27). Within impulses, second waves often sport zigzags, fourth waves rarely