I have 3 different types of trading accounts:
Are you still flat, or loaded on to those long positions, now that it is a new year, and sentiment, breadth etc. are positive for a 3 of 3?
Cores - these are most conservative accounts...mainly retirement.
Trading - these are the accounts in which are based on breakouts, trends and technical applications.
Speculative - this account is my fun money account in which I play with new ideas and strategies that hopefully make it to "trading" account status.
Like all Elliott wave structures, third waves can include many pauses/corrections as it travels from one point to the other (and that doesn't include when third waves unwind in a series as many equity price pattern structures have over the last 2 years). It's a matter of context and the degree of trend that confuses many. If you think you can just pick up a book and understand this methodology, think again. It is, by far, the most difficult trading technique out there because of the many human complexities that accompany it.