Question of the Week: 8/22/2005

What specifc rules must be met for the application of an x-wave?


This has been the most asked question since starting the NEoWave "Question of the Week" forum, so it was an obvious choice for this week.

X-waves separate orthodox Elliott Wave corrections and new NEoWave formations (such as Diametrics and Symmetricals). Since an x-wave is the same degree as each leg of the correction that precedes and proceeds it, an x-wave must adhere to strict NEoWave price, time and complexity limits. An x-wave CANNOT consume more time than the correction before it or the correction after it. It will normally consume between 1/3 to 2/3`s the time of the correction before or after it. An x-wave CANNOT be more complex than the correction before it or the correction after it. Again, it will normally be about 1/3 to 2/3`s the complexity of the corretion right before or right after it.

In complex corrective rallys or declines, x-waves will retrace 61.8% or less of the correction right before it. In complex, running corrections, x-waves can be larger in price than the Flats or Triangles before them, but they must not take more time and must be less complex than the correction rigth before the x-wave.

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