Well, it is about 3 weeks since my last post here, and many of you must be wondering if I have forgotten you! Of course not. WaveTimes will always be around as long as I am. The paid service has been keeping me busy as well. And during January, I made a quick trip to India to attend the wedding of my friend’s son…..
Anyway, here I am, boldly sharing with you a trade that went wrong in the paid service. First, read the trade idea carefully, and then let us figure out what went wrong.
The trade was first posted on 6 Jan 2013 as follows:
Sometimes we arrive at a fork in the road. We can see clearly both the roads beyond, but we don’t know which one to take. Elliott Wave analysis of Micro Technologies India Ltd has brought us to such a fork. We have either completed a 3rd wave that traveled 161.8% of the first wave, or we have completed an extended 5th wave. The implications are profound. If an extended fifth wave has been completed at the Rs 38 level, we should soon be on our way to wave ii of the fifth, and this comes at the Rs66 level. On the other hand, if we have just seen a 4th wave unfold as a triangle, we should look for one more move down and then a recovery. What should we do?
15 Jan 2013 update
MICT came to a low of 41.60 today. As your stop is below 38, at this level you are risking less than Rs 4 per share. I am considering we are all LIVE on this trade. Will post an update when a clear move happens on either side.
(Then on 26 Jan, we bit the bullet)
26 Jan 2013 update
We have been stopped out on this trade, losing around Rs 4 per stock. Thankfully, we had kept the position small because we were forewarned that although the returns were attractive if it worked, there was a clear possibility of the count being wrong, and that we could go down all the way to below Rs 32. There is no doubt that some of you are disappointed, and perhaps this is a good time to consider if this service is really for you. Please be aware that professional traders take small losses quite regularly because when they win, it more than adequately compensates for the small losses. However, in order to survive for the big day, you need to keep your trade size reasonably small. No single loss should upset you too much. If this is not the case, then trading is not for you! Most beginning traders give up because they trade too big a position hoping to strike it rich quickly. Unfortunately, in the real world, such notions are pure fiction.
Let us remain optimistic. Our Nifty Trade was a clear winner and there will be many such opportunities going forward
NOw what do you think we did wrong? Unless you are an arm chair analyst, you will realize that we were following a plan. We had identified the opportunity and the risk associated with it. We knew how much to risk, and when to get out. Only Elliott Waves give these advantages, the edge.