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New York Institute of Finance

Fundamentals of Technical Analysis

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May 26—27, 2020
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 1351
USD 675 per day
May 26—27, 2020
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Oct 19—20, 2020
2 days
New York, New York, United States
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About the course

Learn how to apply technical analysis as a standalone trading methodology or as a supplement to fundamental analysis using tools that have been quantitatively tested - global scope with applications to equities, fixed income, commodities and foreign exchange markets.

Companion Course:

  • Quantitative Technical Analysis

CURRICULUM

Day 1

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION: BACKGROUND AND BASICS

  • Technical analysis as an integral part of market analysis
  • History of technical analysis

MODULE 2: WHY TECHNICAL ANALYSIS WORKS

  • Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and Its Shortcomings
  • Prospect Theory and Asset Pricing
  • Behavioral Finance Heuristics

MODULE 3: CONSTRUCTING AND INTERPRETING CHARTS

  • Chart types (line, bar, candlestick, point and figure, swing chart, Kagi, Renko, Ichimoku clouds)
  • How charts relate to behavioral finance
  • Important concepts (trend, support, resistance, volume, gaps)

MODULE 4: CHART PATTERNS

  • Description of common patterns on bar charts
  • Patterns on candlestick charts
  • Quantitative testing results for patterns

MODULE 5: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL INDICATORS

  • Most popular indicators on Bloomberg
  • Moving averages
  • RSI indicator
  • Stochastic
  • Rate of change (RoC) indicator
  • MACD
  • Bollinger bands

Day 2

MODULE 1: TESTING TECHNICAL INDICATORS

  • Designing the test as a trading strategy
  • Results for popular indicators

MODULE 2: OTHER INDICATORS

  • Sentiment (CBOE volatility index (VIX), surveys, insider buying and selling)
  • Breadth (advance decline, % stocks above a moving average)

MODULE 3: RELATIVE STRENGTH

  • Comparative relative strength (momentum anomaly to the Efficient Market Hypothesis)
  • Combining relative strength with fundamentals (value anomaly to the Efficient Market Hypothesis)

MODULE 4: TECHNICAL THEORIES

  • Dow theory
  • Cycle analysis
  • Elliott wave theory
  • Fibonacci sequence
  • Intermarket analysis

** WHAT YOU'LL LEARN**

  • Apply technical analysis as an important component of security analysis, especially when combined with fundamental analysis
  • Understand how chart patterns reflect the principles of behavioral finance
  • Apply specific technical strategies to the investment selection process
  • Develop trading strategies based on technical theories
  • Evaluate indicators and patterns based on quantitative analysis

Who should attend

  • Portfolio managers
  • Traders (especially principal traders)

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