By: Elliott Wave International
Think of Trading and Investing as a Trip
Here's my advice: View the Elliott Wave Principle as your road map to the market -- and your investment idea as a trip.
You start the trip with a specific plan in mind, but conditions along the way may force you to alter course. As I mentioned earlier, alternate Elliott wave counts are simply side roads that sometimes end up being the best path.
Elliott's highly specific rules keep the number of valid wave-pattern interpretations to a minimum. Usually, you would consider the "preferred count" to be the one that satisfies all three of Elliott's rules and the largest number of guidelines. Your top "alternate" is the one that satisfies the next largest number of guidelines, and so on.
There are only three hard-and-fast rules with the Wave Principle: Continue reading "GPS vs. Road Map: Which Works Best? (Part 2)"