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# Elliot Wave Theory: Motive waves - Diagonal Triangles (pt.4)

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In this lesson we will go over a form of motive wave that is not an impulse, a Diagonal Triangle! (referred to as either an Ending Diagonal or a Leading Diagonal )

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If you are following this series I would suggest writing down what is shown in notes to help your brain remember these patterns, rules, guidelines and more. Elliot Wave theory is based on pattern recognition, and to recognize these patterns in real-time you must first remember them.

We will next be going over corrective patterns (Reactionary) !

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Thank you for providing this series, essential knowledge for traders clearly explained.
I have a question in which I hope you can answer. On a larger time frame we can see a clear five wave pattern, however, when we look at a lower time frame the wave count looks choppy which invalidates Elliot's idea that the market is fractal. A prime example is the SPX500 when it started the bull market in 2009. Therefore do you ignore the internals and focus on the larger wave count? What's your opinion on harmonic Elliot wave as an alternative structure? Thank you.
Excellent, I'm patiently waiting. Thank you.

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Hello Godly,
I just wanted to ask for clarification on the above diagram. I am new to trading and have much to learn, please forgive the ignorance or simplicity of question.
In the above #3 box..."A diagonal that is rising is bearish......A diagonal that is falling is bullish......."
It is bearish because of the sharp decline after the diagonal and bullish because of the upward thrust after the diagonal and not because of the diagonal itself...correct?