The Elliott Wave Edge for traders in Sangamo Therapeutics Inc

You have seen hundreds of real-life examples in WaveTimes that illustrate the edge that Elliott Wave analysis offers traders. Here is one more example of that edge, in the form of an idea that I had shared with members of the exclusive club some seven months ago.

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on translating science into genomic therapies that transform patients’ lives using the Company’s platform technologies in genome editing, gene therapy, gene regulation and cell therapy.

The first Elliott Wave chart below shows Sangamo Therapeutics Inc has completed a three-wave correction below the $3 level, following which we saw a sharp rally. This was the first clue that made me take notice of this stock.


A three wave correction is over

A detailed analysis of Wave C down is presented next. You can see the harmony within the sub waves. Remember, all C waves will be made up of 5 sub waves, and they will usually render themselves to the same sort of analysis as an impulse wave.


The third wave within the C wave was 200% of the first wave
The third wave within the C wave was 200% of the first wave

Next we will see that the fourth wave recovered exactly to the 38.2% retracement of the third wave.

Wave 4 recovered to 38.2% of wave 3

And as explained in my Elliott Wave book, “Five Waves to Financial Freedom“, we can anticipate the end of wave 5 in a 5-wave sequence by computing a Fibonacci ratio of the distance traveled from the top of wave 1 to the end of wave 3, and then subtracting that result from the end of wave 4. In the following chart of Sangamo, you will see that wave 5 of the Wave C finished exactly at 50% of the distance from the top of wave 1 to the end of wave 3.

wave 5 finished at 50% of the distance from point 0 to point 3

We will now turn to looking at the rally that started off from the $2.65 low of Dec 2016.

Your clue for wave 3 lies in its personality

Next we see where the third wave of this new bull phase presumably ended. As you know, a third wave often travels to 161.8% projection measure of wave 1. This is what has apparently happened to Sangamo stock price.

A 3rd wave usually ends at 161.8% projection of wave 1
A 3rd wave usually ends at 161.8% projection of wave 1

We then proceeded to determine our strategy of where to buy for the next rally, which will be wave 5. (At the back of my mind, I am always keen to be open to the possibility of an extended third wave!). I shared a few additional charts to members showing the possible ways that this wave 4 correction could develop.

Here are typical end points for a fourth wave

Here is one chart that spells out the plan of action. I hope you take note of the fact that I don’t profess to know the future. Rather I am spelling out a strategy that will keep the risks low for my members, while playing out the edge that Elliott Wave analysis offers to us traders.



Spelling out the strategy clearly is important
Spelling out the strategy clearly is important

I will present one more chart that I sent my members to give you a feel of how I operate in an environment of uncertainty. Quite simply, I look at different possibilities with an open mind, and then determine what would serve us best.

I had even suggested a stop loss at $5.25, and said we were looking to make at least 30%. But guess where it went !

That is one part of the story. Here is the more interesting part. Here you see the power of Elliott Wave Analysis, nay, the edge that Elliott Wave analysis gives traders.

Elliott Wave Edge at work

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  • sundar kambam

    wow. Great analysis , Ramki.

  • Swapan Choudhury

    In the above hourly chart wave 4 came within wave 1, is it due to diagonal formation or something else please clarify

    • Ramki Ramakrishnan

      Swapan, Yes. It is a leading diagonal there.

      • Prabh Singh


        This resembles more sort of Expanding Diagonal.

        Ramki,according to Elliot guidelines and your rich expererience ,is it possible to have expanding diagonal in Wave 1 or is it like expanding diagonal are only seen in Wave 5 as part of Impulsive move.

  • Swapan Choudhury

    In the hourly chart (3rd last) I am very much interested to know the logic behind your comment “In case we decline directly,”. Because what I learned from your book FWTFF, blog & videos that ‘B’ wave retraced to some extent and did not form any lower bottom further so the price must move up to form minor ‘c’ wave up to 138.2% or 161.8% to complete small “abc” structure. If I am wrong please correct me.

    • Ramki Ramakrishnan

      Swapan, Before I enter a trade, I try to look at various possibilities. During a corrective phase, we might miss a small squiggle here and there. If everything was cut and dried for us to see clearly, then there wont be a market. Everyone will be a buyer or seller! It is the nature of the market place to appear random. Yet, we can notice an underlying rhythm. In this example, I was thinking through what will happen if it comes off directly.

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