Waves 2 and 4 typically show alternation between “flat” (sideways) type and “deep” (sharp) corrections. If wave 2 was “deep,” like a (most typically), then we can expect wave 4 to be a “flat” type of correction: triangle or flat. Waves A and C will alternate most of the time as well. If A is a sharp move that is fast and silky smooth, almost one strong effort; then wave C is typically going to be more subdivided, like a channel or a diagonal (i.e. slower and wobbly, or even turbulent, that might grind as far or even further than A).
The rule of Alternation There is a general tendency for the pattern of the two corrective swings in a completed 5-wave sequence to alternate between a simple (very often an ) correction and one of the more complicated or “complex” corrections.This is a very helpful observation, because if Wave 2 unfolds as a simple correction then the probabilities will favour that Wave 4 will unfold as a more complex correction. And vice-versa, if Wave 2 is complex, then you should anticipate that wave 4 is likely to unfold as a simple pattern.
(2) generally unfolds as a simple correction
In most cases Wave (2) usually unfolds as a simple correction. Or put another way, a simple correction is found in a Wave (2) correction more often than in a Wave (4).Again, this is a very useful piece of information, because once Wave (1) is complete, then the most likely pattern to unfold is a simple correction.
And, because of the rule of alternation, this leads onto Wave (4) usually being the complex correction in a completed 5-wave sequence.