I have looked over many other wave analysts work and I haven’t seen a single wave analyst that recognizes an expanded top. The majority will show you intricate wave counts and mostly done using candlestick settings. EWI has never used candlestick in any of their books and neither will I. I will never post thousands of super-small or super-micro-mini wave counts as that is not Elliott Wave analysis. The crop of new wave analysts are showing you how much free time they have as they are trying to baffle us with bullshit. The Elliott Wave Principle (EWP) is basically a visual technical painting tool. They might paint you a beautiful picture but many times what they paint in their computers, they can never repeat it in freehand on a printout.
I have always done Elliott wave analysis in freehand and still do. Once 2018 finishes, I will only show the late September position as the most important wave to count from. I have Cycle degree specifications I follow and Minor degree wave positions are my most important waves. Minor degree is 3 degrees below Cycle degree. I also work 3 degree levels above Cycle degree, so I end up with a spread of 7 degree levels. Keeping the degree levels down stops us from time warping into the future. Being out by one degree can send us into the future by 30, 90 years or longer, so changing wave positions should be done “Like a Surgeon” not like some person flipping hamburgers. The more they flip numbers and letters around the more obvious it is that they don’t have a clue where they really are.
It is amazing how many wave analysts fall into the trap thinking that 5th waves can extend across multiple generations. 1932 to 2000 would cover about 3 generations (68 years). At a minimum the markets should have crashed back to the previous 4th wave of one lesser degree, but the markets have missed this 3 times already. Yet they insist we are in a Grand Supercycle degree world.
It may take another few months into the spring of 2019, and as a rough count we can use about a month of time for each of the 3 remaining waves still to come.