Ashish Patel has a Charter Market Technician (CMT) qualification from MTA, New York, an M.B.A. (Finance) from AES PGIBM in 2005 with a 63% score and 2nd Rank, and a B.E. (Computer) from L.D. College of Engineering in 2002. His core competence is finding out Elliott wave count on different charts. He uses Elliott wave count even for short term trading positions which last for 2-20 trading days, and combines other conventional technical tools and momentum indicators to fine tune the strategy. Patel began his trading career in 2006 with Adani Exports, where he traded commodities for the company and equity for himself. He then shifted to Claris Lifesciences, where he headed currency risk management and Equity investment. He has been a full time F&O trader for the past 16 years, expecting more than 50% return from his derivative trading portfolio. Patel talks about his stock market experiences in various seminars and workshops conducted by financial institutions.