As we now celebrate our 9th anniversary since we opened the virtual doors at ElliottWaveTrader back in 2011, I am continually astounded at what we have all accomplished together.
For those that do not know the story of how we began, this post I made a little over 6 years ago should explain it if you are interested:
At this 9-year milestone, we now stand at 6000+ members strong (with over 500 money manager clients) between our home base here at EWT and our sister service on Seeking Alpha called The Market Pinball Wizard.
The only way we could have grown to such a level as fast as we have is that the great majority of those who come through our virtual doors taking the free trial eventually become members, with most of those staying on for long term memberships. In fact, we still have many of our original members that signed up at our opening 9 years ago. I believe this is a testament to the growing value we continue to provide to our members throughout the years.
While some of you may not know this, when we opened our virtual doors 9 years ago, we started with only one analyst . . . and that was me.
Since then, we have grown to 17 world-class analysts, covering markets all over the world, and with varying technical analysis methods. Not only do we have a large client base, but the analysis being provided by our analysts, in addition to the contributions offered by our members, has made this a premier trading/investing website throughout the world. And, we have been told many times over that the depth and quality of our analysis is unrivaled.
This past year, we have attempted to develop one of the weak-points in our community. When a new member joins us, that person often compares that initial phase to “drinking water from a firehose.” We have an immense amount of information which we offer our members, and it is often overwhelming to new members. For this reason, we have added an important new segment to the community when we brought aboard our newest analyst, Jason Appel, as he now runs the Beginners Circle. The specific purpose for this segment of our community is to guide our newer members through their initial phase of membership so that they can learn what we do here and begin to focus on their specific needs.
In addition to Jason, during the past 12 months, we have had the absolute pleasure and honor of seeing Carolyn Boroden, the Fibonacci Queen, join the ranks of our analyst team. Carolyn’s reputation well precedes her, and as such, she needs no introduction from me. She is well known worldwide for her exceptional Fibonacci market analysis, and we are so proud and honored that she has chosen Elliottwavetrader as a home.
And, last, but certainly not least, I know that everyone on our site has been amazed by the analysis provided by Lyn Alden Schwartzer, who also joined our team over the last 12 months. Lyn rounds out our all-star StockWaves team with her in-depth fundamental analysis approach, which is nothing like I have seen in the investment world. Her fundamental analysis is truly in a class by itself and second to none. She works hand-in-hand with Zac and Garrett to identify companies wherein the fundamental perspective aligns with the technical perspective, which provides the highest probability investment opportunities for our members.
In addition to the new analysts that have joined us in the past year, we have also developed a new section on our site called Harry’s Hot Corner, wherein Harry Dunn now offers much more analysis to the members of his new service both during the week, and on weekends, with his new Dunn Weekend Report and periodic videos. Anyone that has read Harry’s analysis in the past knows how much value and depth of market understanding he brings to the table.
The work done behind the scenes at Elliottwavetrader is often “publicly” overlooked. Yet, the amount of notes we get to thank us about the work that Rich and Thomas do on the customer service side of the business makes it clear that our customer service is truly world class. Moreover, I must also commend the work that Jeff and his staff do to keep our site running as smoothly as it does. When you consider that we may have seen 5 or 6 outages in the 9 years we have been open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, it truly highlights the exceptional work being provided by Jeff and his team.
All of this is, of course, in addition to the exceptional work that is put forth on a daily basis by Zac, Garrett, MikeG, Arkady, Ryan, Leo, Princely, Luke, Victor, Ricky, Dr. Cari, and Larry. These folks are, without a doubt, the best analyst team I have seen put together on the internet, and I feel so honored and blessed to be able to work with each and every one of them. Thank you all for your hard work day-in and day-out to guide our members.
The other fact I want to highlight, of which I am quite proud, is that not only have we kept the price of the main room at the same $99 level since we began, but, as I just described above, we have continued to add more depth to our analysis since we began in 2011. Rich and I have always wanted to make sure we provided growing value to our client base and charge a very fair price for what we offer. In fact, many of our members throughout the years have told us we are too cheap relative to the value we provide to our clients.
So, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty and trust in our work throughout the years. And, as we continue to build and grow ElliottWaveTrader in the years to come, we will maintain our goals of continually adding further value for you, our members.
Avi Gilburt, Esq.