Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
Bitcoin Price TRIGGER for Accumulating Into Alt Coins for 2022 Price Explosion - Part 2 - 3rd Dec 21
Stock Market Major Turning Point Taking Place - 3rd Dec 21
The Masters of the Universe and Gold - 3rd Dec 21
This simple Stock Market mindset shift could help you make millions - 3rd Dec 21
Will the Glasgow Summit (COP26) Affect Energy Prices? - 3rd Dec 21
Peloton 35% CRASH a Lesson of What Happens When One Over Pays for a Loss Making Growth Stock - 1st Dec 21
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: I Fear For Retirees For The Next 20 Years - 1st Dec 21 t
Will the Anointed Finanical Experts Get It Wrong Again? - 1st Dec 21
Main Differences Between the UK and Canadian Gaming Markets - 1st Dec 21
Bitcoin Price TRIGGER for Accumulating Into Alt Coins for 2022 Price Explosion - 30th Nov 21
Omicron Covid Wave 4 Impact on Financial Markets - 30th Nov 21
Can You Hear It? That’s the Crowd Booing Gold’s Downturn - 30th Nov 21
Economic and Market Impacts of Omicron Strain Covid 4th Wave - 30th Nov 21
Stock Market Historical Trends Suggest A Strengthening Bullish Trend In December - 30th Nov 21
Crypto Market Analysis: What Trading Will Look Like in 2022 for Novice and Veteran Traders? - 30th Nov 21
Best Stocks for Investing to Profit form the Metaverse and Get Rich - 29th Nov 21
Should You Invest In Real Estate In 2021? - 29th Nov 21
Silver Long-term Trend Analysis - 28th Nov 21
Silver Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 28th Nov 21
Crude Oil Didn’t Like Thanksgiving Turkey This Year - 28th Nov 21
Sheffield First Snow Winter 2021 - Snowballs and Snowmen Fun - 28th Nov 21
Stock Market Investing LESSON - Buying Value - 27th Nov 21
Corsair MP600 NVME M.2 SSD 66% Performance Loss After 6 Months of Use - Benchmark Tests - 27th Nov 21
Stock Maket Trading Lesson - How to REALLY Trade Markets - 26th Nov 21
SILVER Price Trend Analysis - 26th Nov 21
Federal Reserve Asks Americans to Eat Soy “Meat” for Thanksgiving - 26th Nov 21
Is the S&P 500 Topping or Just Consolidating? - 26th Nov 21
Is a Bigger Drop in Gold Price Just Around the Corner? - 26th Nov 21
Financial Stocks ETF Sector XLF Pullback Sets Up A New $43.60 Upside Target - 26th Nov 21
A Couple of Things to Think About Before Buying Shares - 25th Nov 21
UK Best Fixed Rate Tariff Deal is to NOT FIX Gas and Electric Energy Tariffs During Winter 2021-22 - 25th Nov 21
Stock Market Begins it's Year End Seasonal Santa Rally - 24th Nov 21
How Silver Can Conquer $50+ in 2022 - 24th Nov 21
Stock Market Betting on Hawkish Fed - 24th Nov 21
Stock Market Elliott Wave Trend Forecast - 24th Nov 21
Your once-a-year All-Access Financial Markets Analysis Pass - 24th Nov 21
Did Zillow’s $300 million flop prove me wrong? - 24th Nov 21
Now Malaysian Drivers Renew Their Kurnia Car Insurance Online With Fincrew.my - 24th Nov 21
Gold / Silver Ratio - 23rd Nov 21
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: Can We Get To 5500SPX In 2022? But 4440SPX Comes First - 23rd Nov 21
A Month-to-month breakdown of how Much Money Individuals are Spending on Stocks - 23rd Nov 21
S&P 500: Rallying Tech Stocks vs. Plummeting Oil Stocks - 23rd Nov 21
Like the Latest Bond Flick, the US Dollar Has No Time to Die - 23rd Nov 21
Why BITCOIN NEW ALL TIME HIGH Changes EVERYTHING! - 22nd Nov 21
Cannabis ETF MJ Basing & Volatility Patterns - 22nd Nov 21
The Most Important Lesson Learned from this COVID Pandemic - 22nd Nov 21
Dow Stock Market Trend Analysis - 22nd Nov 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Costco Corp. (COST): Finding Opportunity in Five Minutes or Less

Companies / Company Chart Analysis May 24, 2019 - 05:38 PM GMT

By: EWI

Companies

Our FREE video shows how wave clarity is the first step to identifying a high-probability trade set-up.

Our chart of Costco Wholesale Corporation as of March 12. If today was March 12, could you assess within five minutes where this popular stock was headed next?


Maybe you'd go directly to a "news-based" analysis for guidance. There, you'd find conflicting reports about the company's future growth, as captured in these headlines from the time:

  • Costco is Bearish: "Valuation Does Not Reflect the Risks: Costco" (March 11 monreport.com)
  • Costco is Bullish: "Costco Stock is Still Rising After Earnings and It Has Room to Grow" (March 12 Barron's)
  • Costco is back to being Bearish: "Why This Stock is Considered to Be Overbought? Costco Wholesale Corp." (March 11 Wall Street Morning)

After skimming those articles, you'd come away with zero new clarity about Costco's price trend.

Next, you try your hand at technical analysis, even Elliott wave analysis. You broaden your scope to include every relevant time frame, from weekly to hourly to even 1-minute charts -- all to determine where current price action fits in the larger structure.

And then... BEEP! Five minutes have passed but you haven't even begun to label the chart.

So, what's the lesson? That it's impossible to fully assess a market within five minutes?

No, just the opposite. As our Trader's Classroom editor Jeffrey Kennedy explains: The strongest market forecasts are got by with ease, alacrity, and clarity. In his March 12 Trader's Classroom video lesson "Tips on Counting Waves," Jeffrey offers this approach to analyzing price charts:

"Lean back, take a breath and relax. Look at the movement of prices. If the wave pattern isn't clear, don't trade it.

In his video lesson, Jeffrey puts his method to the test on the same price chart we just showed of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He pauses the video on the chart and identifies the most probable wave count, pictured below: a double zigzag A-B-C-X-A-B-C, followed by an impulsive set of one's and two's. The next move on hand was a powerful third wave rally. In Jeffrey's own words:

"If this wave count is correct, we will continue to see prices moving higher, ultimately beyond the high of 243.92. I think this is a very solid interpretation and I hope you label the price chart as such."

In all, Jeffrey's analysis, labeling and forecast took four minutes! And, as the next chart shows, Costco followed Jeffrey's outlook to a T, with shares soaring "beyond the high of 243.92" to a fresh record on April 1.

In his 25 years of studying and teaching Elliott wave analysis, Jeffrey observes that 60-80% of market price action unfolds in five core Elliott wave patterns. These patterns are clear, and don't require an in-depth understanding of wave machinations -- all which eat traders' precious time.

Jeffrey's March 12 Trader's Classroom video "Tips on Counting Waves" shows you exactly how to identify these core patterns on the price charts of real, household name stocks -- including today's Costco example. The other markets are: WPX Energy, Inc (WPX), Dow DuPont, Inc (DWDP), Citrix Systems, Inc (CTXS), and Bank of America Corp. (BAC).

Right now, Club EWI members can have instant, no-cost access to Jeffrey's "Tips on Counting Waves" video lesson via a new Club resource titled "Discover 5 Reliable Setups in Just 26 Minutes." Get your free lesson now..

This article was syndicated by Elliott Wave International and was originally published under the headline Costco Corp. (COST): Finding Opportunity in Five Minutes or Less. EWI is the world's largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts led by Chartered Market Technician Robert Prechter provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.

Who is Elliott Wave International?
EWI is the world's largest independent technical analysis firm. Founded by Robert Prechter in 1979, EWI helps investors and traders to catch market opportunities and avoid potential pitfalls before others even see them coming. Their unique perspective and high-quality analysis have been their calling card for nearly 40 years, featured in financial news outlets such as Fox Business, CNBC, Reuters, MarketWatch and Bloomberg.

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in