As we are now celebrating our 10th anniversary at Elliottwavetrader, I am simply stunned at what we have accomplished. In fact, we have far exceeded all my expectations. And, we have all of you to thank for our current celebration.
As we mark a decade of market guidance, we stand at 7500+ members strong, with almost 1000 money manager clients, and over 100,000 registered followers throughout the internet (including the members of The Market Pinball Wizard and followers on Seeking Alpha). Never did I imagine that our reach would be this broad and diverse.
In fact, we have members from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. Our members range from those in the professional fields such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, and engineers – with many CEO’s and CFO’s amongst them – to a large working class group of members who posses some of the best trading skills I have ever seen. And, as I noted before, we have almost 1000 money managers within our member base, many of whom add tremendous value in our virtual trading room with their decades of experience. Not only are our analysts amongst the best in the world, but so is the quality of our membership.
In fact, each day I come to work, I am continually astounded by the quality of the analysis and guidance of just our members alone.
Yet, I am truly humbled to be able to work with the team of world class analysts that we have assembled within the virtual walls of our trading room. Among our all-star analyst team we have several college professors that have built their own analysis systems, a PhD in physics, an MBA in Finance from Wharton, and a the second-place finisher in the 2015 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading. And, of late, we have added world class fundamental analysts.
They say that smart people surround themselves by people that are smarter than them. And, I am being as honest with you as I can when I say that, even though I have attained higher education degrees myself, I am dwarfed by the intelligence possessed by our astounding analyst team.
But, what is so special about all of our analysts is that each and every one of them is singularly and primarily concerned with the success of each and every one of our members. And, our members tell us that our analyst’s caring nature pervades all the posts, messages and analysis being provided within the virtual walls of our services. In fact, what makes me most proud of looking back at the last decade is the thousands of messages from our members about how we have changed their lives.
If I may, I want to take a moment to tell you about a recent member’s gathering I attended. At this particular gathering, all six of my children were in attendance. And, when each and every one of the members who attended that gathering took the time to explain to my children how we have so significantly impacted their lives in a positive manner, I can honestly say that I have never been prouder of the work that we do here. In fact, at the end of that meeting, one of the members approached me privately, with tears in his eyes, and thanked me for what we have done for him and his family.
This brings me to the next outstanding feature, which I did not expect when we began this a decade ago. We have many members who have been with us for the last 9-10 years who remember what I went through when my beloved wife Becky was suffering through her last days, and when she was finally called back by her Maker. Our members became more than individuals coming to a website seeking financial analysis. Our members coalesced as a big family. And, I cannot tell you how much I appreciated it at the time.
And, now, 10 years later, not only have we retained that same familial environment, but we have grown to a much larger family through those years. In fact, in just the last few weeks, one of our long-time members had a surgery, and I cannot explain to you how many of our members were praying for his recovery and continued to enquire about his recuperation.
This place has truly grown to something quite special. Not only do we aspire to provide our members with the highest quality analysis that can be found anywhere on the internet, but we do so with respect and care for each other that one often finds within a loving family relationship.
So, I want to take this moment to thank our world class analyst team: Zac, Garrett, Mike, Arkady, Larry, Victor, Princely, Ricky, Dr. Cari, Luke, Ryan, Leo, Carolyn, Lyn, Jason, Levi, Rida, Ganesh, and Leon – you all represent the best of what an analyst should be, and continue to amaze and humble me by the excellence and care you provide to our members. It has been an absolute pleasure to be able to work with each and every one of you, and I am truly humbled by your talent.
To Jeff, Tom and Tong: You guys keep us running like a well-oiled machine. Our long-time members know all too well that we have rarely gone dark on Elliottwavetrader. In fact, in the decade since we opened our doors, I think there was only one time I can remember where our site was down for as long as 3 hours. Moreover, anyone that has ever reached out to our customer service knows all too well how outstanding and responsive Tom is in addressing any issues or concerns our members present to him.
To Rich, my partner, my friend, and my mentor. I have learned so much about this business from you. One can only pray to have such an outstanding partner, and very few are lucky enough to actually see their prayers answered as have I. I feel truly fortunate to be able to manage this company hand in hand with you. We both have the same goals when it comes to our members, as our focus has always been to continually provide more and more value to our members. It has been such a pleasure to work with you over the last decade, as I cannot ever remember a time when we have disagreed about a path to take since we both share the same goals in putting our members first.
Lastly, to you, our members. You have made us what we are today. And, for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have trusted us with your hard-earned money, and I hope you know how tirelessly we work to continue providing you more and more value. Each and every one of you is so important to us, which is why we take your suggestions as to how we can improve our services more seriously than you can imagine. And, if you are kind enough to entrust us with your loyalty for the next decade, then I promise that we will continually strive to improve the quality of the analysis we provide and continually earn your trust. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Humbly and sincerely,
Avi Gilburt, Esq.
Co-Founder – Elliottwavetrader.net & The Market Pinball Wizard
What Members Are Saying On Our 10-Year Anniversary ...
"Thank you for changing my life Avi, Zac, Garrett and everyone in this amazing community, God bless you all." --eliasche
"BRAVO! Your team wants everyone to win.......extraordinary display of big brains and big hearts coming together." --iLean2223
"Both members and staff have to come together to make this a unique community of which I am both grateful and honured to be a part of. I can't get enough of this place!" --Dimitri_D
"Just yesterday, my wife told me how proud she was of me and what I have accomplished with our investments and livelihood because of EWT. Thank you Avi and EWT for your thoughtful giving. It never ceases to amaze and affirm that those who give of themselves to truly accomplish good for others, reap even more in return." --jpowjpow
""besides teaching me how to trade better and manage risk this website has also opened me up to meeting folks that i will stay in touch with the rest of my life .... this website has created a family of members and we all have made lasting friendships while learning how to trade and making money along the way ....there is no site on the web like this one ......this is truly an amazing place." --905mercur(Barry)
"Congratulations Avi!! You and your team have created the best trading community on the Web!" --SP500_trader
"Proud to be part of this amazing family. Learning new things each single day." --TAK909
"Finding this site in November 2014 literally changed how I invested. I’ve learned so much from you Avi and many of the analysts here. My gratitude runs very deep." --skmcobra
"Avi, I will always be thankful to you for convincing me, through your SA articles, away from a news-first trading mindset. Joining your site is one of the best decisions I've made. The analysts here are wise, bright, and caring, as are all of the membership. I'm a better trader, because all of us are helping each other out here, sharing what we know. I feel safer for my family with all of the forward-looking, positive financial work we do here together. Congratulations on 10 years of success and growth. Cheers to the next 10 years!" --ScubaSteve
"What a great community you have created. We are all truly blessed to be a part of this." --Novice1
"Thank you Avi, Rich, Team of Analyst's and Members. 3 kids through college, 1 marriage (two engaged and on the way) and a retirement nest egg all due to this site. Success is not an individual thing, it comes from people who cross our paths and speak into our lives. Congratulations on 10 years and prosperity going forward." --VictoryShine
"I count finding this place as the best thing that has happened to me financially.Thank you for the expert advice and always going the extra mile to take care of your members." --RayT
"I will always be eternally grateful to you and the folks you listed in the article. This site and its people have been life changing for me." --TheStig
"thank you again avi and all the team players we see and those behind the scenes. this month has been 8 years for me being an EWTer and i still rank it as top 5 most important things i've done for myself to grow as a human." --Giuseppe
"the best financial decision of my life was to pay 100$ and join this site. After joining this site, i have always seen my balances grow green every year. Words can never express the gratitude that i have...God bless you and all the grt folks on this site." --sonachandi
"I can say unequivocally that I have learned more here than I ever could have imagined. I work 65 hours a week and still am glued to your guidance. Most of the time I take it and when I don't, I suffer :-( ..... I can't wait for the next ten years when I can afford more time to learn from you." --tuck
"This is an amazing place to be, with an abundance of knowledge, camaraderie and fun ... yes, it is fun to be here. I look forward to logging in every day." --TioLiba
"Avi, someday I hope to share my story with you. Because you and your team have saved the quality of my life for the rest of my days. And the gratitude I can express here could never adequately express what I have received from you. Best wishes for another Ten!!! Blessings." --Giannadante
"Thank you so much to Avi and the entire team for all of your hard work and dedication! Your quality of work and professionalism is simply outstanding." --JE09089
"You and the EWT family have been part of my day most days for almost 9 years now." --BlueBox
"The cream always rises to the top. Your service is unparalleled, and as such, attracts the best minds." --Jason_in_Japan
"What a heartfelt message....AVI, you and the EWT team are the greatest....I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of the analysts guidance....and something that I really appreciate is the lowering of my STRESS level during my daily trading and investing activities....best wishes for your next 10 years...." --nueman
"Although I have not been a member for a little over a year now, it has become obvious to me the primary reason for the success the company has had over the past 10 years is both the technical knowledge the leadership brings to the table in addition to the quality of people you surround yourself with. My first indication that this company was special when I reached out to the customer service folks and they took the time to assist me ( a newbie that knew absolutely nothing about EWT) in explaining little details about the services and the best way for me to be able to get to the point of hitting the ground running. They made it a point to answer whatever question I threw at them and to make me feel like my future success is what was primarily driving them to be the best customer support team they could be. That is when it became obvious to me that this company was doing a lot of things right and would be around for many years to come. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary and my best wishes for another 50 years to follow!" --Option-Alpha
"Thank you so much, Avi! You've assembled an incredible team and you REALLY CARE about your members. May you continue to have success, good health and nachas!" --greenshoots