ElliottWaveMaker 3.0 is Tool for Semi-Automatic Analysis of Elliott Waves and Andrew's Pitchforks, a logical extension of version 2.0 known as AutoElliottWaveMaker. In version 3.0 minor errors are corrected, the ability to draw Andrew's Pitchforks and a few additional functions are added.
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Not working with me. Its says something in russian about EWM.TXT when I try to attach to chart.
Did I do something wrong??? its all in russian so I don't even know what to edit.
1. Did you placed all the files on the right place ? EWM.txt must be placed MQL5/files.
2. What is you system (OS) and where is installed your platform ?
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angevoyageur, 2013.06.20 20:22
My reply isn't enough clear ?
This is very simplified description about : Elliott Wave
Elliott Wave theory states that prices move in waves. These waves occur in a
repeating pattern of a (1) move up, (2) then a partial retracement down, (3)
another move up, (4) a retracement, (5) then finally a last move up. Then, there
is a (A) full retracement, followed by a (B) partial retracement upward, then
(C) a full move downward. This repeats on a macro and micro time frame. A visual
illustration of the basic pattern of the Elliott Wave is given below. A real
life example of Elliott Wave in action is given further down:
Elliott Wave is based on crowd psychology of booms and busts, rallies and
retracements. Traders often use fibonacci numbers (see: Fibonacci) to anticipate where a retracement is likely
to end and thus the place where they should place their trade. The chart below
illustrates the Elliott Wave pattern applied to crowd psychology (i.e. S&P
500) and Fibonacci Retracements:
In the example above of the S&P 500 ETF, if the Elliott Wave theorist
recognizes that he/she just completed a the leg from (2) to (3) and the market
is beginning to retrace, the trader might put a buy order at the 38% Fibonacci
retracement. In the example above, that trade would have failed and the trader
would have been stopped out of their long position. The trader then might
consider putting an order in at the 50% retracement. In the example above, that
would have been an extremely profitable trade, making up for the previous loss
Next, realizing that the latest trend was the (4) to (5) upmove, the Elliot
Wave theorist would next expect a downward move to (A). This retracement is
larger than the previous (1) to (2) retracement and (3) to (4) retracement. A
reasonable guess as to where the retracement (5) to (A) will end is the 0.618,
the golden fibonacci ratio.
Selecting the 61% retracement would have proved profitable for a little
while, assuming the trader didn't have extremely tight stop losses in place, but
the retracement turned out to be a head fake. Subsequently, the next often used
Fibonacci retracement is 100%. This trade would have been very profitable, given
the S&P 500 retraced almost perfectly at 100% of the move from (4) to
A likely profit target to exit at least part of the trade initiated at point
(A) is the 38% Fibonacci level. This also happened to be the turning point for
the next leg down from (B) to (C).
How to Understand the Three Building Blocks for Trading Elliott Wave
Putting the market in context for you is of great help. For starters, if
you know a market that has recently been in a strong trend is
correcting, you can look for a resumption of the prior trend to enter at
a favorable price. Also, you can look to see if the pattern is starting
to break down to see if the prior trend has exhausted itself, and look
to either take profits or enter a new trade in the direction of the new
Understand the Basic Pattern
The picture above is a mock-up that shows the progression of markets as
seen in Elliott Wave. As you can see, the market is often broken up by
strong trends and minor moves against the trend. The with-trend moves
are known as impulse or motive waves and the counter trend moves are
known as correction.
Another key aspect of Elliott Wave is that trends are fractal. Simply
put, that means that each impulsive wave can be broken down into 5
smaller waves and each correction can be broken into 3 smaller segments
of a counter-trend move. However, it’s often not overly necessary to
label every single aspect of the wave.
How to Understand Corrections vs. Impulses in Markets
As illustrated above, the trend or impulse unfolds in 5-waves whereas
corrections unfold often in a 3-wave pattern. You’ll often hear Elliott
wave fans discussing trading based on 5-s & 3-s and that is because
they identify the trend and countertrend moves based on the unfolding of
a move in 5 & 3-wave patterns.
Furthermore, in understanding the basic 5-wave impulse or trend, you can
be on the lookout for a 3-wave correction or developing correction. The
purpose of looking for a correction is that as the trend resumes, you
can look for the correction to be losing steam so that you can enter at a
good price. What many traders who are unfamiliar with Elliott wave
often end up doing is chasing the price or enter on the extension of the
trend right before the correction begins. This causes them to get
stopped out because they did not understand the context of the market
and current trend when they entered the trade.
When looking at the 5-wave pattern and 3-wave correction to get context,
you can see how the breaking down of GBPUSD has us looking for a
correction to continue. Therefore, I’m taking the context as provided by
Elliott Wave to get a better feel for GBPUSD. Once this corrective move
to the downside completes, then I can look for a buy on a resumption of
the overall trend to higher prices.
If you’re not trading GBPUSD, you can take a look at the chart you’re
trading and see if you can identify any 5-wave or 3-wave structures.
That will help you grab a context of the current market so that you can
look for the maturity of the current trend or ideally the exhaustion of
the correction. After you’ve identified a current market as ready to
resume the trend, you can then look to Fibonacci numbers in order to see
where the market is likely go to go as according to Elliott Wave.
How to Understand Fibonacci In Relation To Wave Development
“When R.N. Elliott wrote Nature’s Law, he explained that the Fibonacci
sequence provides the mathematical basis of the Wave Principle”
-Elliott Wave Principle, Frost & Prechter pg. 91
Once you’ve been able to get context for the current trend, you can then
look to Fibonacci numbers in order to find price objectives within
Elliott Wave. In other words, the reason why Elliott Wave traders often
utilize Elliott Wave is because you can have definitive levels as to
where the correction may end with Fibonacci Retracements. Furthermore,
you can have price objectives by utilizing the Fibonacci Expansion tool.
One key thing to note when utilizing Fibonacci retracements within
Elliott Wave is that there are levels to watch out for but rarely a
level that the market must hit. Therefore, you want to focus on price
action near levels like the 61.8% on a wave 2 and a 38.2% on wave 4. If
you see a lack of conviction past these levels then you can look to a
resumption of the overall trend off of these levels.
In terms of price objectives, you can use the Fibonacci expansion tool.
The expansion tool takes three points on the chart to project the
exhaustion of the next impulse. The most-commonly used targets are the
61.8%, 100% & 161.8% expansion. This simply means that this impulse
is either 61.8%, 100% or 161.8% of the prior wave and simply shows you
the progression and strength of the current trend.
Elliott can be a headache if you worry about labeling every wave and
every correction. Instead, I’d recommend focusing on the big picture. In
other words, are we in an impulse or a correction? More importantly, if
we’re in a correction that’s about to be exhausted, where can we enter
on the resumption of the trend?
Elliott Wave (based on thetechnicaltraders article)
Every investor has seen the odd phenomena of stocks going down when
there is good news about the stock or conversely stocks going up when
there is bad news about the stock. Is there a system that can be used
to help analyze these trends and to be able to then predict stock
trends? The answer is yes, and one possibility is Elliot Wave Theory.
Elliot Wave Theory examines how groups of individuals react en
masses to things in their environment and the psychological reasons for
such reactions. Elliot Wave Theory then groups those reactions into
predictable patterns or ‘waves. Once you have identified a particular
trigger, you can then predict the coming waves and how groups will
behave in accordance to those waves.
Elliot Waves: mini waves make up bigger waves
The key component of Elliot Wave Theory are the Elliot Waves
themselves. Several mini Elliot Waves will make up one bigger wave. The
bigger wave is known as a fractal. Fractals can then be grouped together
to create an even larger wave showing a complete trend based one
Elliot Wave Predictions
The stock market is an excellent vehicle to use Elliot Wave Theory to
analyze potential market trends. Once a potential trigger has been
identified, the potential movement of the stock can be predicted by the
applying the Elliot Wave principles. Opportunities for solid Elliot Wave Predictions exist whether the stock is moving in an upwards or downwards trend as Elliot Wave Theory accounts for upwards and downwards movement.
Elliot Wave Gold
Elliot Wave Theory can be applied to anything that is traded,
including gold. Elliot Wave Gold systems can provide an opportunity for
excellent growth. The key of course is being able to identify a trigger,
understand that triggers implications, and then predict how groups of
investors will react. That’s where solid, proven Elliot Wave Theory
application can give you an edge in your invested strategies.