## What is ABC in Elliott Wave?

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## What is ABC in Elliott Wave?

Corrective waves subdivide into 3 smaller-degree waves, denoted as ABC. Corrective waves start with a five-wave counter-trend impulse (wave A), a retrace (wave B), and another impulse (wave C).

## What comes after an ABC correction?

And when the whole ABC correction is complete, the prior major trend then resumes. As such, the end of the Wave (C) represents the best point to enter a new trade. As such, Elliott Wave (C) is the end of the correction, before the prior trend resumes.

**What is ABC correction?**

The simple ABC correction is a measured move down chart pattern nested inside a measured move up. If measured moves are unfamiliar, then click the associated link for more information. My book, Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns. , pictured on the left, has a complete discussion of measured moves.

### How do you measure a wave 5?

From research, the ratio of Wave 5 will be based on the entire length from the beginning of Wave 1 to the top of Wave 3. Once the 5th Wave starts, the Elliott Channel Technique can be used to project the end of the 5th Wave. Once Wave 4 has been completed, draw a straight line between Waves 2 and 4.

### Is Elliott Wave legit?

The Elliott Wave Principle, as popularly practiced, is not a legitimate theory, but a story, and a compelling one that is eloquently told by Robert Prechter. The account is especially persuasive because EWP has the seemingly remarkable ability to fit any segment of market history down to its most minute fluctuations.

**Can Wave 4 go below wave 1?**

There’s only 1 instance where overlap between wave 1 and 4 is not possible. It’s when the larger degree wave is a wave 3. When the larger degree wave is a wave 3, we can’t have an overlap between wave ((i)) and ((iv)) in the smaller degree.

## What is the ABC pattern?

John called it the ABC pattern, which he defines in simple terms: “It’s a stop run of the first pullback after an aggressive move to the upside that signifies more potential in the direction of the larger move.”

## Can wave 5 be lower than wave 3?

One of the basic rules in Elliott Wave theory says that in 5 wave structure, wave 3 can’t be the shortest one. However, this does not necessary means that wave 3 should always be extended. Although the extension withing wave 3 is the most comment, extensions could also happen within wave 5 or wave 1.

**What happens after a wave 5?**

Wave 5 is the final wave of the whole sequence, a terminal wave. Therefore, a deeper correction is likely to take hold. Many times, once a fifth wave is in place, expect to see an eventual correction of the entire fifth wave. Look for an initial target of the previous wave 4 and possibly lower levels.