# 3-Tricks : Where to start Elliott Wave counting on the chart?

Publish Date: 26/08/2021
UPDATE 2.0

We get a lot of questions about Elliott Wave, but a set of questions often received from the followers:

• Where to start wave counting on the chart?
• How do I begin/start wave counting on the chart?
• How do you do Wave Counting?

As a part of establishing Elliott Wave Counting on a chart, we use three working tricks. These are my steps/processes or tricks that can help you to start counting waves.

Trick 1: Begin with an Extreme High and Low

Key Point: you can begin the wave counting over the Extreme Low or Extreme High. It doesn’t matter if you start from extremely low or high. I am going to start Impulsive Wave Counting from Extreme Low in the middle of 2001.

The Wave Counting is quite simple on this chart with Wave 1,2 and nice acceleration in wave 3 that moves more confidently, wave 4 pullback and five-wave advance impulsive again. Now corrective phase, flat A, B, and C correction. This is a very easy and clear chart to identify wave counting.

Trick 2: Recognize the Pattern

Just simply ask yourself “Do I recognize the Pattern?”
The answer is NO, then Okay

Next, ask yourself, Do I see a motive or corrective wave?
Elliott Wave classification in two phases, Motive, and Corrective phases. If it’s a motive-phase(wave 1,2,3,4 and 5) then, you have two patterns to work with:

• 1. Diagonal and,
• 2. Impulsive waves.

Suppose to, its Corrective-Phase(A,B, and C) then, you have 3 patterns,

• 3. Flat,
• 4. Zigzag and,
• 5. Triangle.

This is a counter-trend move(Corrective Phase) having Zigzag Pattern A, B, and C.

Trick 3: Start in the middle and move forward

I don’t know what is going on but, in Aug 2013, the price moved 201 points from 69 to 271 which is a very strong upward move in a short period of time. This is a clean and clear sign of the 3rd wave.

If this move is Impulsive wave 3 then prior swing low can be labeled as wave (2) and prior swing high can be labeled as wave (1). Basically, it is Wave (1), (2), 1,2,3,4, and 5, (3), (4), and (5) motive phases. More often, we may see gaps and price surges in a short period of time in Wave 3.

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1. shaik hAbeebuddin says:

great work thanks 🙏

2. will12655 says:

excellent Work My Friend Nailed it… Many Traders need to READ this and learn… IF only!

3. Lalji Bhamar says:

4. RonitRai says:

You made me reconsider to wave analysis

5. Atul Panjwani says:

Thank you. Great job. Two thumbs up!

6. wolney says:

As always, great explanation!

7. Qazi Tanzeem says:

I really like the structure you pointed out. It looks very solid. Thanks

8. Ajay Gupta says:

Great as always! Please update more ideas on Elliott wave analysis.

Good insight. Thanks for sharing. These articles will help beginners for sure.

10. AlkaPyagnik says: