Introduction to Technical Analysis

This e-learning Introduction to Technical Analysis training course provides a thorough grounding in technical analysis to traders and investment managers of all asset classes who are new to the subject. The course covers the essentials of technical analysis, whether from a purely short-term timing perspective or for longer-term analysis, and is designed to get students quickly up to speed and to a level where they can apply TA correctly and confidently in the markets they cover.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duration:

3 months

Trainer:

Trevor Neil

Course Fee:

£595

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  • Technical analysis
  • Why it works and its limitations

Dow Theory

  • Appreciating the contribution of Charles Dow

Chart types

  • Line, bar, and candle
  • Charting scales: arithmetic or semi-log?
  • Using them in different markets and market conditions

Support and resistance levels

  • Identifying levels
  • Assessing their strength
  • Expected price movement on the break of levels

Trend lines

  • Drawing lines correctly
  • Recognising trend line breaks and ‘false breaks’

Chart patterns

  • The major continuation and reversal patterns
  • How to recognise them and how to project subsequent price moves

Volume

  • Understanding its significance and using volume data with price

Oscillators & Indicators

  • Using RSI, Stochastics and MACD
  • Identifying and interpreting divergences
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Which oscillator should you use?

Moving Averages

  • 20, 50 & 200 period moving averages
  • Moving average as support
  • Crossover trading signals
  • Types of moving average: simple, exponential and weighted

Elliott Wave

  • Ralf Nelson Elliott’s observations
  • Wave construction

Fibonacci

  • The Fibonacci sequence and Fibonacci ratios
  • Retracements and projections

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE COURSE?
You can start the course anytime you wish and will gain access to the online course materials within one business day of registration. Your online access will last for 3 months, plus you will also receive a hard copy of the manual within a few days of registration.

HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
We provide three months’ access to the online material to give students a chance to take things at their own pace, but we expect most people to take no longer than a week to complete the course.

WILL I BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS AS I GO ALONG?
The trainer is happy to help you out in case you need assistance. Questions can be asked directly by email or through the trainer’s blog. However, the number and depth of the questions should be kept within reason and within the scope of the training course.