What is the 'Elliott Wave Theory'
The Elliott Wave Theory is the theory named after Ralph Nelson Elliott, who concluded that the movement of the stock market could be predicted by observing and identifying a repetitive pattern of waves.
BREAKING DOWN 'Elliott Wave Theory'
Based on rhythms found in nature, the theory suggests that the market moves up in a series of five waves and down in a series of three waves.
The key difference between the Elliott Wave Principle and other cyclical theories is that this theory suggests no absolute time requirements for a cycle to complete.