About Avi Gilburt

Avi Gilburt

Avi Gilburt is founder of ElliottWaveTrader.net, a live trading room and member forum focusing on Elliott Wave market analysis. Avi emphasizes a comprehensive reading of charts and wave counts that is free of personal bias or predisposition. He is particularly known for identifying a standardized method for determining whether movement within the market is going to be a 5-wave move as opposed to a 3-wave move. This method, known as "Fibonacci Pinball," has been called by some as "the single most useful addition the Elliott Wave lexicon" and "one of the most profound discoveries in EW analysis." (See Testimonials.)

Avi is an accountant and a lawyer by training. His education background includes his graduating college with dual accounting and economics majors, and he then passed all four parts of the CPA exam at once right after he graduated college. He then earned his Juris Doctorate in an advanced two and a half year program at the St. John’s School of Law in New York, where he graduated cum laude, and in the top 5% of his class. He then went onto the NYU School of Law for his masters of law in taxation (LL.M.).

Before retiring from his legal career, Avi was a partner and National Director at a major national firm. During his legal career, he spearheaded a number of acquisition transactions worth hundreds of millions to billions of dollars in value. So, clearly, Mr. Gilburt has a detailed understanding how businesses work and are valued.

Yet, when it came to learning how to accurately analyze the financial markets, Avi had to unlearn everything he learned in economics in order to maintain on the correct side of the market the great majority of the time. In fact, once he came to the realization that economics and geopolitics fail to assist in understanding how the market works, it allowed him to view financial markets from a more accurate perspective.

In September 2011, Avi co-founded ElliottWaveTrader.net in conjunction with Richard Hefter and AdviceTrade. For those interested in how Avi went from a successful lawyer and accountant to become the founder of ElliottWaveTrader, see "How EWT Began."

Since Avi began providing his analysis to the public, he has made some spectacular market calls which has earned him the reputation of being one of the best technical analysts in the world.

As an example of some of his most notable astounding market calls, in July of 2011, he called for the USD to begin a multi-year rally from the 74 region to an ideal target of 103.53. In January of 2017, the DXY struck 103.82 and began a pullback expected by Avi.

As another example of one of his astounding calls, Avi called the top in the gold market during its parabolic phase in 2011, with an ideal target of $1,915. As we all know, gold hit a high of $1,921, and pulled back for over 4 years since that time. The night that gold hit its lows in December of 2015, Avi was telling his subscribers that he was on the phone with his broker buying a large order of physical gold, while he had been accumulating individual miner stocks that month, and had just opened the EWT Miners Portfolio to begin buying individual miners stocks due to his expectation of an impending low in the complex.

One of his most shocking calls in the stock market was his call in 2015 for the S&P500 to rally from the 1800SPX region to the 2600SPX region, whereas it would coincide with a “global melt-up” in many other assets. Moreover, he was banging on the table in November of 2016 that we were about to enter the most powerful phase of the rally to 2600SPX, and he strongly noted that it did not matter who won the 2016 election in the US, despite many believing that the market would “crash” if Trump would win the election. This was indeed a testament to the accuracy of the Fibonacci Pinball method that Avi developed.

View chart of Avi's 2016 SPX performance calls.

Avi is a popular speaker at financial forums and conferences in the U.S. and internationally, including The Traders Expo and Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Conference, and widely syndicated on sites including MarketWatch, TheStreet, Seeking Alpha, Nasdaq.com, Forbes and more. He has been the #1-read metals analyst for most of the 6 years he has been a contributor on Seeking Alpha, and is consistently among the top-followed contributors to MarketWatch.

Market Watch Cover Jun 11, 2018See Avi's article on MarketWatch from Jun 11, 2018 (in which he called for a year-end global melt-up) highlighted as the top home page headline that day.


Story Archive

The Corrective Action Continues

I cannot maintain any semblance of a bullish perspective for as long as we remain below 2992 on the S&P 500 (SPX), and the indicators suggest this is simply a corrective rally in a bearish trend.
by Avi Gilburt - 1 week ago

Presidential Impeachments Do Not Cause Market Declines

I am still expecting the market to take us lower in the coming weeks. And, any impeachment discussion will simply be an excuse for what the market is setting up to do. But, make no mistake about it. It will simply be an excuse as history “proves” that impeachments “cause” 10% rallies in the market (smile).
by Avi Gilburt - 2 weeks ago

They Don’t Ring A Bell At The Top

Over the last couple of weeks I have been following the market rather carefully to determine where this b-wave is going to top.
by Avi Gilburt - 3 weeks ago

Hopium Seems Contagious

Understanding the larger context within which the market gyrates often puts these gyrations within a more understandable framework.
by Avi Gilburt - 1 month ago

VERY Important Inflection Today

As long as we hold the 2945-55 region on the S&P 500 (SPX), I am expecting this b-wave rally to top out.
by Avi Gilburt - 1 month ago

This Is Not What You Would Expect From A Metals Update

With the metals rallying within our analysis expectations, I still think we have higher to go in the coming months, but we will likely see a pullback begin quite soon.
by Avi Gilburt - 2 months ago

This Is Likely Only The “Initiation” Move Off The Highs

With today's major damage done in the market, I think it makes it quite likely that we should not expect any major recoveries into a bullish trend anytime soon.
by Avi Gilburt - 2 months ago

We Have A Little Room Left

With this morning’s weakness, the S&P 500 (SPX) came right down into our micro support box, and held to the penny.
by Avi Gilburt - 2 months ago

What Will It Take To Form A Top?

Until we are able to take out the 2950 support on the S&P 500 (SPX), extension potential remains on the table.
by Avi Gilburt - 3 months ago

And Then There Were Two

The S&P 500 still looks like it is driving to complete a 5-wave structure we have been highlighting on the 5-minute chart.
by Avi Gilburt - 3 months ago