Impluse 2 Pattern

Impulse 2 pattern
Impulse 2 pattern
Impulse 2 pattern


An Impulse 2 is an uncommon pattern that resembles a normal impulse considerably. In our daily analysis we allow for a maximum retracement of 51.5% for wave 4 in an impulse or other trend pattern. Of course sometimes the retracement of wave 4 could be 51.6% and an impulse would then be eliminated, in spite of the fact that the limit was exceeded by 0.1% only. Naturally the Elliott Wave does not apply this strictly and the Impulse 2 pattern corrects for this problem. Apart from this, we have witnessed a retracement up to 62% for a wave 4 frequently in intra day charts.

Rules and guidelines

The same rules and guidelines apply as with a normal impulse except for the following: • Wave 4 is allowed to retrace between 51.5% and 62%, without penetrating the region of wave 1. • As a guideline, wave 4 very often is a Zigzag.

In which wave

  Impulse 2 patterns mostly occur in waves 1,A or C, never in a wave 3!

Internal structure

It is composed of five waves. The internal structure of these waves is 5-3-5-3-5. Note that the mentioned 3s are corrective waves, which could be composed of 5 waves in a corrective triangle.

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