Wave analysis is based on the notion that markets follow specific patterns called waves which are the result of a natural rhythm of crowd psychology that exists in all markets. There are several advanced wave theories. The essence of Elliott waves
is that prices alternate between impulsive phases that establish the trend and corrective phases that retrace the trend. In their most basic and straightforward form, impulses contain 5 lower degree waves and corrections contain 3 lower degree waves. NeoWave
theory is an expansion of Elliott Wave concepts, with the goal to reduce subjectivity.
patterns contain 5 waves where the first 4 define a wedge and the last extends beyond this wedge. This last wave is usually traded and its length can be predicted based on prior waves. The Kondratieff Wave
, also known as K-wave or long wave, is a cycle-like phenomenon affecting all markets. These waves can last between 45 to 60 years. TradingView has several smart Elliott Wave drawing tools that allow users to identify impulse and correction waves on the charts and label them in any of 15 degrees.