Almost nothing changed with the euro today. It merely moved up then down again in a tight range, and price still hasn’t reached any confirmation, invalidation or target points.
Again, remember: in times like this, it’s wise to just “stand on the sidelines” until the market action picks up and makes up its mind — and we hope to see clearer indications by the end of the day.
We’re updating our counts to reflect the most recent price action and to present tighter targets and invalidation points. As usual we’ll use each count’s invalidation point as confirmation of the other count.
Hourly Main Count
– Invalidation Point: 1.3772 – 1.3561
– Confirmation Point: 1.3684
– Downwards Target : 1.3651 – 1.3628
– Wave number: Subminuette iv
– Wave structure: Corrective
– Wave pattern: Double Zigzag
Hourly Alternate Count
– Invalidation Point: 1.3684
– Confirmation Point: 1.3772
– Upwards Target : 1.3815 – 1.3895
– Wave number: Subminuette v
– Wave structure: Actionary Corrective
– Wave pattern: Zigzag
Elliott Wave chart analysis for the EURUSD for 24th February 2014. Please click on the charts below to enlarge.
Main Daily Wave Count
The bigger picture sees the euro moving sideways in cycle wave x, which is forming a contracting triangle labeled primary waves A through E.
Within it, primary waves A, B and C are complete.
Primary wave D is possibly forming a double zigzag labeled intermediate waves (W), (X) and (Y), where intermediate waves (W) and (X) are complete.
Intermediate mediate is unfolding as a zigzag labeled minor waves A, B and C.
Minor wave A formed an impulse labeled minute waves i through v.
Minor wave B formed a zigzag labeled minute waves a, b and c.
Minor wave C is forming an impulse labeled minute waves i through v.
Within it, minute wave i formed an impulse labeled minuette waves (i) through (v).
Minute wave ii formed a zigzag labeled minuette waves (a), (b) and (c).
Minute wave iii is unfolding as an impulse, and within it minuette wave (i) is now unfolding towards the upside.
This count expects the euro to continue moving towards the upside in minute wave iii. This will be confirmed by movement above 1.3892.
The MACD indicator supports this count by showing a bullish crossover and increasing upwards momentum. Both slow and fast lines are now above the zero line, which is another bullish signal.
In terms of candlestick analysis, no clear pattern appears at this point, but the entire recent movement seems clearly bullish, with only the most recent bars showing indecision in the form of “spinning top” formations.
At 1.4073 minute wave iii would reach 100% the length of minute wave i.
This wave count is invalidated by movement below 1.3476 as within minute wave iii no second wave may move beyond the start of the first wave.
Main Hourly Wave Count
This count sees that minuette wave (i) of minute wave iii is most likely forming an expanding leading diagonal labeled subminuette waves i through v.
Within it, subminuette waves i and iii are complete.
Subminuette wave iv is unfolding towards the downside, possibly as a double zigzag labeled micro waves W, X and Y.
Micro wave W formed a zigzag labeled submicro waves (A), (B) and (C).
Micro wave X formed a very deep triple combination labeled submicro waves (W) through (Z).
Within micro wave Y, submicro waves (A) and (B) may be complete.
This count expects submicro wave (C) to continue moving towards the downside to complete micro wave Y and subminuette wave iv. At 1.3651 subminuette wave iv would reach 100% the length of subminuette wave ii, which is the typical relationship between waves 2 and 4 in expanding diagonals, then at 1.3628 micro wave Y would reach 161.8% the length of micro wave W.
The MACD indicator is completely unreliable at this point, as momentum indicators usually are in this type of slow and non-directional market environment.
In terms of candlestick analysis, no clear pattern appears at this point.
This wave count is invalidated by movement above 1.3772 as within subminuette wave iv no wave may move beyond the start of micro wave A. It’s also invalidated by movement below 1.3561 as subminuette wave iv may not move beyond the start of subminuette wave iii.
Alternate Hourly Wave Count
This count sees that subminuette wave iv is already complete as a simple zigzag labeled micro waves A, B and C, and that subminuette wave v is now unfolding towards the upside as a zigzag labeled micro waves A, B and C.
Micro wave A seems to have formed another atypical leading diagonal labeled submicro waves (1) through (5).
Micro wave B may be still unfolding, possibly as a very deep zigzag, or it may complete.
If micro wave B is indeed, then the euro is now moving upwards in micro wave C. Within it submicro wave (1) is complete and submicro wave (2) is probably still unfolding.
This count expects the euro to continue moving upwards to finish the subdivisions of micro wave C in order to complete subminuette wave v of minuette wave (i). This would be confirmed by movement above 1.3772.
At 1.3815 subminuette wave v would reach 61.8% the length of subminuette wave iii, then at 1.3895 it would reach 100% of its length.
This wave count is invalidated by movement below 1.3684 as within subminuette wave v no wave may move beyond the start of the first wave.
Alternate Daily Wave Count
This alternate daily count sees that primary wave D is complete and that primary wave E is unfolding towards the downside.
Within it, intermediate wave (A) is forming an impulse labeled minor waves 1 through 5.
Minor wave 1 formed an impulse.
Minor wave 2 is forming an expanded flat labeled minute waves a, b and c.
This count expects minor wave 2 to be completed soon, perhaps within a day or two, before the euro turns downwards in minor wave 3. This would be confirmed by movement below 1.3476.
We’ll be able to calculate targets for minor wave 3 once we’ve confirmed that minor wave 2 is complete.
This wave count is invalidated by movement above 1.3892 as minor wave 2 may not move beyond the start of the minor wave 1.