# What Happens After Elliott Wave 5?

The Elliott Wave theory is founded on the premise that financial price trends are driven by psychological fluctuations among investors and that these fluctuations result in regular fractal patterns in market prices that can be predicted accurately with certain rules and guidelines.

An impulse wave occurs when prices shift back and forth between a motivating phase and corrective one at all time scales of trend. In this article we will examine what occurs after Wave 5 of market correction.

## Wave 5 is a correction

Once an impulse wave of a new trend ends, it usually sets in motion a correction phase that could take the form of flattening, zigzagging, or both retracing its length plus three.

Corrective moves in the market can bring an increase in volume due to participants exiting long positions with profits and then entering with buying pressure as prices decrease, thus further propelling wave 5 higher and creating its subsequent high points.

Channeling is essential when analyzing charts. As soon as the end of Wave 3 approaches, connect its tops to those of waves 1 & 2 by drawing a parallel line through 2. This will estimate an approximate boundary for Wave 4, while when Wave 4 ends and connects 4-5 via parallel lines along 3 you’ll forecast its target and predict wave 5.

## Wave 6 is a reversal

If the market is in a reversal phase, prices will likely make a lower high than its previous one due to market participants taking profits and pricing declines, known as Wave 2 of Elliott’s theory. According to Elliott’s theory, these waves generally alternate in shape – for instance a sharp retracement during Wave 2 can lead to an extension during Wave 3.

Interpreting the market requires recognizing its reversal in single waves. To do this, draw a trendline connecting the end of correction wave 1 to wave 4. This trendline serves as an initial price target and serves as an indicator of future price movement – see chart for an example of this pattern below. Furthermore, this technique helps you understand how smaller patterns fit together within larger ones such as Elliott wave extensions that look similar to regular impulse waves.

## Wave 7 is a continuation

Elliott Wave Theory is a market analysis methodology that allows traders to predict future trends based on investor behavior and psychological analysis. It’s especially helpful when applied to forex markets.

The fifth wave of any trend is typically its strongest one and usually reaches new price heights. At this stage, most market participants believe that the prevailing trend will continue advancing; many participants buy into it and place protective stops during this phase. When the c wave of a flat or zigzag pattern has completed its cycle, it typically retraces no more than 38% of wave i.

Elliott Wave Theory follows a basic rule, wherein any c-wave cannot overlap with wave i. Furthermore, flat or zigzag c waves should tend toward equaling wave one by at least 1.618 times their net lengths of waves 1-3.

## Wave 8 is a reversal

If a market is trending downward, an Elliott wave analyst might notice corrective waves to support an impulse move. This often results in bullish momentum indicators changing course, giving traders a window of opportunity. They can then utilize their knowledge of Elliott wave principles to identify potential price targets and set profit goals accordingly.

To accurately count an Elliott wave sequence, one must adhere to the rules of Elliott Wave Theory. For instance, Wave 4 must not retrace more than 100% of its predecessor wave 1. Additionally, wave 1’s start must not overlap with wave 4’s end point.

Along with adhering to the rules of Elliott Wave Theory, you should also pay close attention to individual waves’ characteristics. Specifically, you must take note of when and how each wave returns, for instance the first and third waves generally retracing nearly to equal levels while second waves typically return more than first ones; this phenomenon is known as alternation rule.