Nov 232015

As many of you know, I also have a professional website which caters to the needs of high net-worth individuals and experienced traders. This website is at I have today posted an example of a consulting assignment in that website, and thought that you will appreciate a link to that post.

I will try and post a few more examples in the coming weeks for your learning. This blog is a living book, an extension of Five Waves to Financial Freedom [ or vice versa :) ]. Enjoy!

Nov 062015

I will post you a couple of charts that I prepared for my old friend Bob D (remember the person who gave me so much of his valuable time in proof reading your favorite book, Five Waves to Financial Freedom?)
With Elliott Waves, you should never struggle to count the waves. When it becomes hard, just step back and look at the bigger picture. The best trades are done when you are able to see the waves easily and clearly, while the rest of the world is stressing out about the next few points. You, on the other hand, having read and understood my way of approaching the market, would place your bids or offers near the anticipated targets and wait for the fruit to land on your lap! Of course, occasionally you will get a lemon, but often enough it will be a sweet fruit.

Here are the Elliott Wave charts of WalMart. The second chart shows the third wave in detail. As I point out, you really don’t need to go very deep! Just keep it simple. All the best.

The Fifth Wave of Wall Mart has met its initial target

The Fifth Wave of WalMart has met its initial target

Each impulse wave is made up of five sub waves

Sub waves inside the third wave of WalMart

Sep 052015

Elliott Wave analysis works in all freely traded markets. The last time I offered you my Elliott Wave analysis of Egypt’s equity index, EGX30, it was back in August 2012. You can access that blog post by looking at the menu at the top of WaveTimes, under ‘Equities, Index, Africa, Egypt’.
You will see how we identified that the Egyptian index was likely to make significant gains. At that time, the index was trading at 5049. A lot of water has since flown down the Nile, but the Egyptian stock market almost doubled. I am sure a lot of investors made handsome profits in individual stocks.
However, the inevitable Elliott Wave correction set in once the five wave cycle was completed. If you had read my book Elliott Wave book “Five Waves to Financial Freedom’ you will be able to spot how so many of the observations there has played out in the Egyptian Stock Index or EGX30 index.

In the following Elliott Wave charts, I demonstrate some of the salient points. Remember that this blog exists as a resource for the student of Elliott Waves. Whether you are a professional trader, a casual investor or a serious student of Elliott Waves, the examples available here will fascinate you and help you better understand the nature of financial markets and how you could anticipate the market turns. So without any further ado, present you the charts of the Egyptian Stock market index and how Elliott Wave analysis was so powerful in its play.

Egypt's stock index traced an extended third wave

Egypt’s stock index traced an extended third wave

Observe how sub wave 5 inside the 3rd wave was equal to sub wave 1

Observe how sub wave 5 inside the 3rd wave was equal to sub wave 1

wave 4 was shallow and came between 23.6% and 38.2% of wave 3

wave 4 was shallow and came between 23.6% and 38.2% of wave 3

wave 5 was equal to wave 1

wave 5 was equal to wave 1

Once the 5 wave move ended, a huge correction started

Once the 5 wave move ended, a huge correction started

Now that you have seen how Elliott Waves work, go back to FWTFF and try and see if you could figure out the likely ending point of the on going correction. Good luck.

Jul 102015

I have been seeing several queries on the blog asking if the move to 7700 (as discussed on CNBC) is still coming, now that we have rallied up in 5 waves. So let’s try and clear up the air a bit.

The real goal of any analysis is to make money. Some people, however, want to keep proving to themselves that Elliott Waves work ( or doesn’t work). Their goal is to keep producing accurate wave counts and are happy if they get it right. Some are delighted if they can spot an occasion where someone else has got it really wrong :)

Remember an important point folks. NO ONE CAN TELL THE FUTURE. What we are trying to do here, with Elliott Waves, is to provide ourselves with a framework to base our trades upon. Knowing we are going to recover from around the time I gave the interview is sufficient value to make money in itself. Knowing that 8420 was a key level is additional money in the bag. (I don’t read others’ analysis, but you probably know how many others anticipated 8420 as a key level).

So what about the expectation for 7700? Is that coming? The answer is something like the following. Elliott Wave analysis is about the only approach that allows you to adjust your market expectation as you get new clues. It is a dynamic approach. You cannot draw a few lines and expect the market to follow your command. Instead, you listen to it and make changes to what you should do next.

Members of my Exclusive Club did not receive any trade ideas on the Nifty during this period. Why is that? We should know which battles to take part and which one to side step. But we did make over 13% during the rally to 8420 in one stock. Actually it moved 20%, but as conservative traders, we were content with taking 13%.

Don’t forget that I also discussed Tata Motors in that interview!

NIfty 10Jul15

Jun 242015

The following interview was aired by CNBC TV18 on 11 June 2015. At that time, the Nifty index of India was trading well below the 8000 level. Watch it and see the power of Elliott Wave analysis.
Today, the index tested a high of 8421. Will it go down to 7700? That depends on a fresh analysis of the index, but anyone who sold at 8420 levels would have already made enough money intraday to celebrate as the index plunged to 8339 in under two hours.

(The interview’s link appears in the prior post as well. Hence I removed the link here)

Nifty dives from 8421

Nifty dives from 8421

Jun 112015

Hello folks,

CNBC India reached out to discuss the outlook for Nifty, Tata Motors, ICICI and SBI. Here is the link for that:

Trading is all about listening to the clues that the market sends us, and taking appropriate action. A few weeks ago, when I was in NYC, I had mentioned that we will likely get a bounce from 8080 or 100 points below that. We did get a recovery, but the personality of that recovery clearly indicated that it was not the real thing. The next level where I might get interested in discussed in the video you see in the link. Good luck.

Mar 202015

It is two months since I posted something, and I looked up the Polaris chart. Well, we certainly have reason to smile. Here are two charts. The first chart was posted here on 23 Jan and the second chart shows that Polaris did indeed come down quite close to the lower target mentioned, a move of over 16% from the time we discussed this stock. Enjoy.

Elliott Wave analysis of Polaris

Elliott Wave analysis of Polaris

And now we see that Elliott Wave analysis of Polaris did not let us down.
Elliott Wave analysis on Polaris proved effective

Jan 232015

(Please read important update at the end of this post)

Ever so often, Elliott Waves helps the investor from making mistakes. For example, when I read the news that Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, the ace investor,had increased his position in Polaris, I decided to see what Elliott Waves had to say. Sure enough, it warned against following the Badshah this time.

Many investors don’t even read the news fully. Here are the headlines, and the final paragraph from the Economic Times.

Polaris rallies after news that Mr Jhunjhunwala upped his stake

Polaris rallies after news that Mr Jhunjhunwala upped his stake

The additional investment was made in Q3 of 2014

The additional investment was made in Q3 of 2014

Maybe I am reading this news all wrong, and he actually made fresh investments just the previous day! But it was essential to see what Elliott Wave analysis would say. Here are a couple of charts.

Polaris Consulting completed a 5-wave rally

Polaris Consulting completed a 5-wave rally

As you can see from the Elliott Wave chart above, Polaris Consulting has already completed a five wave rally near the highs, and the fifth wave was 38.2% of the distance from point ‘0’ to point ‘3’. Many of you are familiar with this approach to anticipating where a fifth wave will end. I have also explained this in detail in my Elliott Wave book, ‘Five Waves to Financial Freedom“.

The next Elliott Wave chart shows how the correction is unfolding. As you know, once a five wave upmove is completed, we will get a three wave correction. And the most powerful of the three waves down will be the ‘C’ Wave. It is clear that Polaris is in the middle of such a ‘C’ wave.

Polaris Consulting in C Wave

Polaris Consulting in C Wave

It is also useful to look at some Fibonacci retracements as shown in the next Elliott Wave chart. You can see that Polaris had paused briefly at a couple of prior Fibonacci retracement levels on the way down, but clearly, it shouldn’t appeal to any Elliott Wave trader to be blindly following the Polaris News.

Fibonacci Retracements in Polaris Consulting

Fibonacci Retracements in Polaris Consulting

IMPORTANT UPDATE:23 Jan 2014: I have heard back from some WaveTimes members that I have not taken into account the fact that Polaris has demerged with “Intellect Design Arena”, and that stock has its own value, and hence it is incorrect to say that investors in Polaris who purchased the stock in the last two days have made a mistake. I am indeed guilty of not knowing this development. However, I did take care to check if there was any news about Polaris that caused it to reverse exactly one day after the news I referred to above. There wasn’t! This merger has been in the news much earlier. The stock has simply adjusted lower today. This should give us pause to think about a company that has a stock split.The chart of a stock that has been split is immediately adjusted historically. But in the case of a demerger, where a portion of the company is separated, how do we treat that stock? What is the value of the demerged entity 1 year ago, 2 years ago? If you know the answer, please post in the comments area.

Oct 182014

(updated below on 25 Oct 2014)

Elliott Wave theory says that a bull cycle has five waves, and if you look at the chart of Facebook Inc, it looks very probable that the stock has completed its bull cycle. Facebook embarked on its bull run in September 2012 from a low of $17.55. The high seen so far is $79.71, a huge gain indeed. Let us now look at come Elliott Wave charts of Facebook. You should use this example as a supplement to my Elliott Wave book – “Five Waves to Financial Freedom”. Almost the first thing you can see is Facebook has completed five waves in its bull run. You will also see that I use the term ‘probably’ or “highly likely’ in my descriptions because that is the right approach when using Elliott Waves for your trading and investment decisions. There is no tool in the world that gives you a definite answer about the future, and when dealing with the financial markets, it pays to always keep in mind that you are trying to determine the odds of something happening, rather than the certainty. Elliott Wave Theory gives you the framework to do this analysis, and your confidence grows as you see the ‘crowd’ behaving as anticipated by the theory. As you read further, I suggest you open the charts in a new tab.

Facebook has probably completed fives waves

It is easy to see 5 waves in a completed bull cycle as shown in this Facebook chart

Interestingly, wave 2 took a lot of time in correcting the wave 1, but it went quite deep, just a shade over the 61.8% level. You will recognize that 61.8% is a pretty important Fibonacci Ratio. Now the key point here is this. Even as early as Q3 of 2013, you would have said to yourself that once the third wave develops, the next correction, namely, wave 4, would be deep and will happen relatively quickly. This is the principle of alternation. Please refer to FWTFF for more information on that, but there are many more examples in this free blog too.

Wave 2 was a deep correction

Facebook Wave 2 corrected wave 1 by 61.8%

A smart investor would have been ready to buy Facebook as it rallied up from the 61.8% retracement because we were then in a 3rd wave. As many of you probably know, wave 3 of any impulse bull market is the strongest up move, and it also has the highest chance of becoming an extended wave. In the case of Facebook, its wave 3 went to a measure of 323.6% of wave 1, as shown in the next Elliott Wave chart.

The 3rd wave of Facebook was an extended wave

Facebook wave 3 was an extended wave

Now some of you might wonder about my use of 323.6% as this is not a ratio that has been discussed by Frost & Prechter. During my over 30-years of dealing with financial markets and experience with Elliott Waves over that time, I have seen this ratio often enough to include it in my offering to the fund of knowledge. You can find many more examples in

The main challenge for traders is to figure out WHERE an extended wave will end. Unfortunately, there is no certainty about that, and anyone who attempts to pick a top during an extending third wave is honestly asking for trouble. However, once the correction starts, in the case of Facebook, it was bound to be swift because, remember, wave 2 took long to develop! Take a look at the following Elliott Wave chart to see this.

Facebook wave 4 was shallow but sharp

Facebook wave 4 was shallow but sharp

The final stages of the bull run begins with wave 5. As with all impulse waves, this wave 5 needs to have its own set of five sub waves, and incredibly, these sub waves are also related to each other quite like the waves of the larger degree. But first see how one could have anticipated the end of wave 5 by computing 161.8% measure of wave 1 and adding it to the bottom of wave 4.

Determining the end point of wave 5

Anticipating the end of wave 5 of the bull cycle

And to add come confirmation, we can look at the relationships of the sub waves of wave 5 as shown below.

Sub waves of wave 5

The sub waves for Facebook’s wave 5 also follow Elliott Wave guidelines.

Now that I have shown you how to read a chart using the clues that Elliott Wave theory gives us, you should attempt to anticipate how the ensuing bear cycle will pan out. One clue I can give you is the correction will travel a distance greater than the larger of the two prior corrective waves. A second clue is the correction will take more time than wave 2 did. If you are an investor who is seeking to buy Facebook, it might be a good idea to focus on some other stock for the next several months while Facebook goes about its business of being moved back and forth by a fickle market. Eventually, it WILL come down by the measures discussed above and that is the right time to invest in this stock for its next bull run.

25 Oct 2014 UPDATE:
The recovery in the last few days to a new high has brought back the need to recompute the targets for the end of wave 5. Here are two more charts to guide you.



The goal of this blog is to share with you some of my experience and teach you how to use Elliott Waves. My other website,, is where I discuss live trades.

Aug 142014

Whether you are in Indonesia or Norway or Cape Town, the examples posted in this blog will help you to get better at using Elliott Waves. The concept is the same. The example may come from a different market, but that doesn’t diminish the value of the lesson. So let’s take a look at Mahindra & Mahindra.

I was approached by a member of the Exclusive Club on 30th June to do an analysis of this stock. THis is what I presented him. Take a look. Best to right click and open each chart in a new tab!

Start with the weekly chart where we can locate a significant low around 2002. You can see that 4 major waves have already been posted, and we are in wave 5.

We are in Wave 5 of Mahindra & Mahindra

We are in Wave 5 of Mahindra & Mahindra

I have also suggested that we are in minor wave 4 inside the fifth wave as minor wave 3 was already finished as well.How did I figure that out? Here is how. I looked at the daily chart to see the pattern and relationships.

Minor waves within the fifth wave

Minor waves within the fifth wave

As outlined in the first chart, I was pointing the member towards buying the stock as we complete the fourth wave. It seemed reasonable to expect supports around 1114. The next chart also supported this idea.

Wave c was related to wave a

Wave c was related to wave a

However, my approach has always been one of ‘safety first’ and that required me to consider what else could be going on, and where I might be making a mistake. Also, if I made a mistake, can I safely parachute out without crashing with the stock?


So you see that I have defined my risk tolerance, as well as my profit objective. How did I arrive at the profit target? Simple. This is explained in my book Five Waves to Financial Freedom as well.

Wave 5 target for Mahindra & Mahindra

Wave 5 target for Mahindra & Mahindra

And what do you think happened to this stock?

Mahindra and Mahindra was yet another profitable idea

Mahindra and Mahindra was yet another profitable idea

Well folks. That is nothing but the power of Elliott Waves at work! Needless to say this member is very happy!
You might ask me two questions. First, we had a buy level of 1120 and the low was 1128. So whats the big deal? Well, the big deal is this client is dealing big! And he is not stupid enough to wait for the last few cents to buy. To him, what mattered was the next direction, and the size of the next move. He is a trader and investor, not someone who idly watches prices to check if it reached the target or not. The second question is have we reached the top in M&M? i.e. should we exit our position here, or perhaps consider selling short? Well, that is a question you can answer yourself by looking at the internal waves of wave 5 within the fifth, and also considering whether we will get an extension etc etc..besides, I don’t know what my client is thinking either. He hasn’t told me or asked my views yet!

Remember, this blog is only trying to teach you Elliott Waves and its application. There are no trading tips here. Enjoy.

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