close icon

Bank of America Breaking Out of a Triangle Pattern

We last wrote about Bank of America in January, shortly after the company’s Q4 2018 report. The market was in a positive mood, sending the share price up to $28.44 at the time of writing. In addition, our Elliott Wave analysis of the situation indicated more strength can be expected going forward.

Nine months later now, BAC is hovering around $31, up 9% since our last update. This is not at all a bad result, but we admit we thought the bulls could achieve it much faster. What took them so long and do they still have the upper hand?

Bank of America breaks out of triangle pattern

The updated weekly chart above sheds some light on the subject. It looks like the reason for the bulls’ slow progress in 2019 was wave (4)’s choice to develop as a triangle correction. Triangles are corrective patterns which consist of five sub-waves and therefore take more time than a simple a-b-c zigzag retracement, for example.

This count suggests that wave (5) has just begun from the bottom of wave “e” of (4) at $27.16. According to the theory, triangles precede the final wave of the larger pattern. Here, the triangle fits perfectly into the larger impulse which has been in progress since the bottom at $4.92 in December, 2011.

If this count is correct, wave (5) is going to lift Bank of America stock to $35 – $36 a share, implying 13-16% upside from the current level. Then, a three-wave correction back to the support of wave (4) near $22 should be expected.

Similar Elliott Wave setups occur in the Forex, crypto and commodity markets, as well. Our Elliott Wave Video Course can teach you how to uncover them yourself!



Stay informed with our newsletter

Latest Elliott Wave analysis on different topics delivered to you weekly.

Privacy policy
You may also like:

Yum! Stock to Form a Base Near $75 a Share

The coronavirus selloff hit the restaurant industry hard. With stores closing to prevent the virus from spreading, the stocks of McDonald’s, Starbucks, Dunkin and the like all came crashing down. Yum! Brands wasn’t spared either. YUM stock has been losing ground since the summer of 2019, but it was the COVID-19 crisis that really scared…

Read More »

Intel ‘s Troubles Fit in its Elliott Wave Correction

2020 is shaping up as a year to forget for Intel shareholders. The stock is down over 20% year-to-date. First, the coronavirus selloff caused a 35% plunge down to less than $44 a share. And just when it seemed INTC was recovering, the company announced it will delay its 7nm products until late 2022 or…

Read More »

Expedia Stock can Surge as Travel Returns

The coronavirus pandemic hit no other sector harder than travel. Lockdowns took a heavy toll on airlines, hotels and even rental car services as people postponed vacations and business trips were cancelled. Even asset-light companies like Booking and Expedia saw their stock prices plunging. Expedia, which was down 25% from its all-time high even before…

Read More »

Plus500 Confirms Uptrend, but Correction is Likely

Based in Haifa, Israel, Plus500 (LSE:PLUS) operates a leading CFD trading platform. The company is part of the FTSE 250 index and conducts most of its business in Europe and Australia. The new ESMA regulations which came in effect in August 2018 severely impacted the CFD trading industry. As a result, Plus500 stock fell from…

Read More »

Moody’s, a Buffett Darling, Trading in Late Fifth Wave

Moody’s Corp. has been a long-time holding in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. It is also the seventh biggest position in it as of the end of March 2020. The company has a strong competitive advantage, it is highly profitable and growing. No wonder Warren Buffett likes it so much. The stock did decline sharply in…

Read More »

Dollar General Stock Bulls are Looking for Trouble

As a general merchandise discount retailer, Dollar General was among the handful of businesses that actually benefited from the pandemic. People piled on necessities preparing for what looked like the end of the world for a while. As a result, sales at Dollar General surged in the midst of the crisis. While its stock price…

Read More »

Veeva Systems Stock Trades in Bubble Territory

It is true that the Fed’s recently re-adopted zero rate policy and stimulus are distorting financial markets. Interest rates are like gravity to financial assets. The lower the rate, the higher asset prices go and vice versa. As a result, stocks in general tend to ignore the economic reality right now. Among the companies trading…

Read More »

More analyses