If an Elliott channel does not fit a movement, then a best fit channel has to be drawn. The best fit is a channel which contains most or all movement within a trend and is tested the greatest number of times.
A channel drawn about this impulse using either of Elliott’s techniques does not contain all movement. Therefore, when compared to a best fit channel, Elliott’s channel drawn this way may not be as reliable in indicating when the movement has been over and there may have been a trend change.
Redrawing the channel as a best fit now contains all the impulse. Therefore, for this impulse on this chart, this best fit channel should be a more reliable and more conservative indicator of a trend change.
Published @ 04:36 a.m. EST.