The complexity of a COMPLEX TRIANGLE isn’t really so complex. The triangle, itself, develops clearly. But unlike a triangle that is not complex, the COMPLEX TRIANGLE’s highs and lows are not a trend’s highs or lows. As reflected in the examples above, the triangle appears after an extreme’s reaction, forming the interim consolidation.
All other characteristics of a non-complex triangle are found in a COMPLEX TRIANGLE. This includes volume decreasing as the pattern forms, and increasing on its breakout. Often, though, the breakout travels beyond the extreme by a distance equal to the triangle’s widest measurement.
Additionally, the reaction to the prior extreme’s retest can be very sharp, if not reversing the trend, then at least producing a substantial correction that retraces through the COMPLEX TRIANGLE’s peak.