Be sure to check my previous works on EURUSD and GBPCAD , there are still valid and working fine so far (see related ideas):
In this weekly chart we see price is in a long term consolidaritn after a five wave decline. From my point of view price is unfolding as an ABC (circle red).
Right now i expect a final wave C red to the upside, this wave should be a strong motive one.
Currently price is retracing for wave 2 (blue), this retracement should be a deep choppy one, this is usually the personality of this wave.
The target for wave 2(blue) is near the 1.4600-1.48000 level, near the long term support (red ) and corrective channel (purple).
When price reach those levels i expect a strong rebound to the upside for a long term rally. We can look for near that area (bat or , see below)
Potential on D1:
Potential on D1
The green arrow shows the possible price path.
Invalidation level: below 1.4557
i think, ew itself is problematic in 4x, and traditional ew even more, although there are some neowave updates of it - look at rectangle here - very strange waves, no ew structure - break of a-c-e line of previous triangle and then rebreak down, could be wave f, g, so top could be wave X, now wave Y running
currently shortterm pitchfork has been rejected hard, so downtrend has been resumed
I started fresh, that's why I'm studying neowave on top of the time at mode methodology.
Has more rules and guidelines to let you arrive at only one final count after everything's applied. This makes it really impractical to trade, since you'd have confirmation after a pattern is completed mostly.
It does lend well to top/bottom picking though, but tops and bottoms are rare.
You do well, if you are already deep into the EWI school, and already certified, it'd be a stretch.
Ultimately it's like you say, you use it as an extra, but you have your trading tools which have given good results before.
To make proper Elliott Wave analysis you need a very high liquidity instrument, that is mostly driven by mass speculation, and not affected by non-human emotion related events, like the weather for example (this would make agriculturals' EW analysis moot from Glenn Neely's perspective).
In the case of AUDUSD, I'm not sure you can even perform EW analysis on it, even less AUDCHF. It seems to me that everything connected to China and Japan is being affected by the S&P500 crashing, and the crisis in China, so it's really hard to call a bottom there.