Before I explain about this alternate count, here is the chart of original count on this pair:
Here in this alternate count, I am counting this move up as an INCOMPLETE 5=wave move and that it has only finished the wave 3 of 5. That would mean that this retrace is only the wave 4 of 5. Being that it could be a wave 4, in keeping with character, it won't be a simple down move and could now be setting up for a small move back up to retest those recent highs in a wave b move. In any case, if this is a wave 4, don't expect that it should go straight down. It could go just a little bit deeper in what would be a wave (a) in this retrace before popping back up in a wave (b) though.
I've filled in a very, very tentative possible that would outline this wave 4 move. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRADE IT or this wave count! It is not anything yet. Just my own study.
Here's the overall picture of this alternate wave count:
Where I have placed the end of this up move which would be the completed wave (C) move is very, very tentative as of now but it is a point that should not be crossed and if it is crossed will have SIGNIFICANT consequences! But I'll deal with that later.
MY TRADE PLAN
As mentioned in my earlier post see Related Ideas: " AUDUSD: A Lesson In Patience and Why I Am Waiting For PA"), I have NOT gone SHORT on this pair yet. But if prices do follow this alternate count, I will be looking to go SHORT upon a retrace back up towards the recent highs.
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What didn't happen as i thought it might is that the fakeout high was not retested where I would've taken a SHORT. So I missed this initial move down. But if prices now move back up as in this scenario, I will have another shot at getting SHORT but this time with more confidence.