Triangles offer an important piece of forecasting information
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Jeffrey also discusses corrective patterns which includes the triangle formation. Here's an edited eBook excerpt:
Triangles are probably the easiest corrective wave pattern to identify, because prices simply trade sideways during these periods. [The graphic below] shows the different shapes triangles can take.
....triangles offer an important piece of forecasting information -- they only occur just prior to the final wave of a sequence. This is why triangles are strictly limited to the wave four, B or X positions. In other words, if you run into a triangle, you know the train is coming into the station.
Jeffrey goes on to provide three real world examples of the triangle price pattern. Here's one of them with his accompanying commentary.
[The chart above] shows a slight variation of a contracting triangle, called a running triangle. A running triangle occurs when wave B makes a new extreme beyond the origin of wave A. This type of corrective wave pattern occurs frequently in commodities.
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