A very nice chap, by the name of Shola, made contact a few weeks back, asking me for some custom options on the Wave Finder indicator, which I duly coded for him. Shola’s focus is on looking for a combination of Wave 5s (and P5s) to identify high probability turning points in significant swings. In a recent email he says: “I like the 555 pattern because of its high risk to reward ratio and it is worth waiting for the setup to develop and then trade it. if the 1st attempt to reverse fails, the second break in structure hardly fails. “
I’m always very happy to hear from someone with a very sound, tried and tested, approach to technical analysis: looking for the 5th wave in the 5th wave in the 5th wave is indeed a good example of such. This is particularly so when looking for the end of a correction on a higher timeframe - the C wave in an ABC zigzag comprises 5 waves, for example. It’s nothing new or ground-breaking: Ralph Nelson Elliott identified the merits of this many decades ago, after studying 75 years of stock market data; a tough task in those days, without the powerful computers that we have readily available today.
I’ll never claim that the Wave Finder is the perfect alternative to Elliott Wave analysis by the expert human eye, but there are times when it just happens to be spot on. However, whether it’s true Elliott Wave or not doesn’t really matter, at least for our purposes: we’re using the tool as it is for smart trading and a combination of the eWave 5s, across multiple timeframes.
If you’d like to see some examples of the 555 in action, there are some super ones in this short YouTube video, along with a recent example of a 12R:R trade using one feature of the tool.
The Wave Finder indicator is an optional add-on, for owners of eWavesHarmonics – a worthy addition to any smart trader’s toolset.