As of 05/23/2024
  Indus: 39,065 -605.78 -1.5%  
  Trans: 15,009 -185.73 -1.2%  
  Utils: 924 -20.84 -2.2%  
  Nasdaq: 16,736 -65.51 -0.4%  
  S&P 500: 5,268 -39.17 -0.7%  
YTD
 +3.7%  
-5.6%  
 +4.8%  
 +11.5%  
 +10.4%  
  Targets    Overview: 05/13/2024  
  Up arrow41,000 or 38,500 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow16,050 or 15,300 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 900 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow17,250 or 15,850 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,100 by 06/01/2024
As of 05/23/2024
  Indus: 39,065 -605.78 -1.5%  
  Trans: 15,009 -185.73 -1.2%  
  Utils: 924 -20.84 -2.2%  
  Nasdaq: 16,736 -65.51 -0.4%  
  S&P 500: 5,268 -39.17 -0.7%  
YTD
 +3.7%  
-5.6%  
 +4.8%  
 +11.5%  
 +10.4%  
  Targets    Overview: 05/13/2024  
  Up arrow41,000 or 38,500 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow16,050 or 15,300 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow960 or 900 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow17,250 or 15,850 by 06/01/2024
  Up arrow5,500 or 5,100 by 06/01/2024

Bulkowski on the Zigzag Elliott Wave Pattern

This page describes the zigzag pattern of the Elliott wave principle, how price moves not in a straight line but in a series of rises and retracements.

The zigzag wave in a bull market. The figure to the right shows two zigzag waves. The first on the left, in blue, is an ABC correction of the prior motive wave in a bull market. It shows how wave B ends well below the start of wave A.

The right figure shows the 5-3-5 subwaves that make up the zigzag. Think of each subwave as a line segment in the illustration.

 

The zigzag in a bear market. The chart on the right shows the zigzag pattern in a bear market. This is just an inversion of the prior chart and is sometimes called an inverted zigzag. Wave B falls well short of the start of wave A, just as in the prior chart. The chart shows the 5-3-5 subwaves using numbers 1 through 5.

 

Zigzag Wave Rules

The zigzag has rules that govern its shape. They are listed here.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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