$USDJPY - #elliottwave Might Point The Way | $JPY #BOE #yen

FX:USDJPY   U.S. Dollar / Japanese Yen
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Here is an interesting challenge presenting from recent price action in $USDJPY             , where price appears "to have been going nowhere". However, a methodical approach through Elliott Wave counts might simplify the field in terms of geometric             options and probable direction.


The recent price action in $USDJPY             may have left some traders wondering what direction might the market take especially as we face the following blank price field and contemplate recent price gyrations:

First, let's untangle the recent price action by simply recognizing simple a-b-c features of zig-zags with 5-3-5 internal wave construction:

Next, let's acknowledge that the recent swift down move has all of the respectful characteristics of a motive wave, defined by intermediate waves (1), (2), (3), (4) and(5).

Let's also situate ourselves in relation to the current price action and wave count, by assuming that Intermediate wave-(4) has completed with 5-3-5 internals of a zig-zag , and that we are currently in the development of an Intermediate wave-(5):

It is also well worth noting that Elliott Wave's Rule of Alternation appears to apply here, as this Intermediate wave-(4) took on a simpler a-b-c internal structure of minute degree expressed across a larger amplitude compared to Intermediate wave-(2), which displays a more complex internal structure across a much flatter amplitude.

Now, turning to Intermediate Wave-(5), perhaps it has become apparent that the dominant geometry expressed by points 1-2-3-4-5 in the field appears as an Elliott Wave Ending Diagonal , which characteristically appears in 5th wave of impulses (as well as wave-c of flats and zig-zag corrections), thus ending the entire bearish impulse at minor degree wave-5.

As an aside, please also note that the recent upswing in price may have been caused by this internal Elliott Wave Contracting Triangle ("CT"), expressed in blue capital letters A-B-C-D-E             , whereby price rallied following this geometry's signature "under-throw":


Price is expected to rally and validate the 2-4 Line of the dominant Elliott Wave Ending Diagonal , assuming that this is the most probable developing geometry that would offer the mechanism of next price action.

However, the interim move will require some patience, as I would expect points 3 and 4 of said geometry to develop in a zig-zag pattern, validating internal geometric             lines as shown in following chart - Note how a 0.618 Fibonacci retracement level aligns with the internal CT's lower border projection and highlighted R/S level (large arrows across band):

Ultimately, I would expect the entire Intermediate bearish impulse to end in a truncation, as shown below:


Above program would become invalidated if price where to rally in the following fashion. For this contrarian inquiry, I have forced the Predictive/Forecasting Model to define a probable bullish target, as shown in the chart, and added a possible Fibonacci extension to support this alternate plan:


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Comment: 21 OCT 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Expecting price to meet resistance at defined 120.069 level - RSI's correlating pattern with price is worth heeding, as well:

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Comment: 22 OCT 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Price ignored the speculative zig-zag I had anticipated prior to validating the upper border of the channel, and instead went right for it:

In Fibonacci terms, taking point measurements from Intermediate (4) to Minor-4, this retracement is currently resting at 0.750 (a great preparatory signal level), and is expected to remains subdued to the 0.786 handle.

Worth keeping under close watch - I decided to get out of my position from Minor wave-3, expecting a near-completion of current Minor wave-4, and thus a probable decent to 116.707, which is likely to act as a temporizing R/S level (i.e.: expect a reaction to be capped by the under-belly of the 1-3 Line (BLACK) equivalent to an aggressive counter-trend of 0.214-FIB (AFT Method), although if this level of resistance failed, then the A-C Line (BLUE) would present as a next-probable contender, in which case, a significant 0.385-FIB would occur.)

This is all speculative, but a game plan based on objective data (Fibonacci levels, structural levels and R/S lines) can offer a probable plan of anticipation, sort of a structural game theory.


David Alcindor
Comment: 25 OCT 2015 - Chart Update:

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Comment: 29 OCT 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

BOJ decision remains pending - Price continues to move as forecast:

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Comment: 29 OCT 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

TG-1 = 121.645 remains a "make-or-break" level, likely to INVALIDATE the bearish target defined in the original analysis.

Comment: 02 NOV 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Price mulls higher-highs:

David Alcindor
Comment: 03 NOV 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Price continues to rally. TG-1 remains in sight. As you may recall, TG-1 is a quantitative target ("Quant-Target"), which tend to define future R/S level if entering into new territories, or confirm prior R/S levels when moving into prior levels.

Quant-targets will also react in a limited fashion, retracing in the Fibonacci order of 0.386 to 0.618, in contrast to Qual-Targets, which tend to define reversals.

Thus, expect a limited retracement upon validation of TG-1.

David Alcindor
Comment: 07 NOV 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Price continues to strictly adhere to the bullish forecast, with TG-1 = 121.645 - 20 OCT 2015 knocked out of the way without any interim due retracement (as the nature of these Quant-Target typically call for).

Instead, price continues to rise to the Qual-Target: TG-Hi = 125.225 - 23 OCT 2015. As mentioned in analyses done in minor and mojor $USD crosses, as well as #gold and #euro, there is a unanimous voice calling for a significant decline in the $USD.

Let's keep this Qual-Target in mind:

David Alcindor
Comment: 11 NOV 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Watch for this potential retracement risk ... Geo's Off-Set Rule #2 would offer support as shown:

David Alcindor
Comment: 12 NOV 2015 - Tech-Note:

Adding a SL against the proposed retracement. Issue here is potential geometry pointing down for retracement (not reversal) versus Predictive/Forecasting Model dangling unanswered target above.

As mentioned before, Geo is best to define a probable trajectory, whereas Model is best to define end-point.

David Alcindor
Comment: 12 NOV 2015 - Chart Update:

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Comment: 13 NOV 2015 - Chart Update / Tech-Note:

Price continues to carve lower-lows and lower-highs. A mechanism of ascent back to TG-Hi = 125.225 remains the object of this smaller timeframe analysis. Geo's Off-Set Rule #2 remains the highest probable mechanism to do so.

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Hi David, any update on this pair...any input will most certainly be enlightening. Thanks!
thank so much
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Hello David. What a great day of receiving updates to all of your extraordinary forecasting! At this are you seeing any kind of retracement, or a brief pullback? RSI has moved to the overbought area, and seems to be due for some kind of retracement. Thank you again for all of the great analyses!
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Hello @Heelfan23 - There are two sorts of targets which are generated by the Predictive/Forecasting Model. One is defined by numbers (TG-1, TG-2, ... TG-n) and the other by a qualifier (TG-Hi or -Hix, andTG-Lo or -Lox).

I mention these simply because quantitative targets (TG-1, TG-2, ... etc) will often revisit the level of the target that was hit - In this case, the TG-1 stands a good chance for this to occur, although this is by no means a consistent feature of these Quant-Targets.


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Thank you so much for the response! That is exactly where I was thinking there would be a pullback to, if one were to occur. I just wanted to get your thoughts on it as well. Have a great weekend!
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You as well, @Heelfan23 - Thank you - David
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Hi David, nice analysis you have here - I have been watching this pattern form for some time, not physically sitting here watching it lol. But lets see if we get to the 88.6% for our BAT Completion.
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Hello @Oztrade - Yes, several patterns could be defined through this span. However, if price fell to 0.886, it has less chance to retrace and more chance to trace out a Bullish Crab with point-D carving out a lower low - This is just taking a glance through the Model.

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I might not agree with the intermediate Target Price (mine is higher but in the same direction) but Kuddos for the broken down analytical approach with multiple charts. Much easier to follow and a testament to your succint analytical abilities David. Thank you for sharing!
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