Technical Analysis and Market Timing For Portfolio Managers and Traders


Cost for BPP PD Members: £980 + VAT 12 CPD Hours
(£1230.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).

Combining Technical Analysis and Fundamental Analysis


This practical course will be of benefit to individuals who are already involved with investment analysis or the capital, derivative and money markets and who wish to know more about technical analysis techniques.

Course content

This one-day course provides an introduction to the various concepts and techniques involved in technical analysis. The course will cover the key assumptions and theories used and will review the main charting methodologies.

Learning outcomes include a greater understanding of:

  • Definition and assumptions of technical analysis
  • Comparing technical analysis to:
    • Fundamental Analysis
    • Efficient Markets Hypothesis
  • Critical Evaluation of technical analysis (advantages and disadvantages)
  • Chart Plotting Methodologies:
    • Bar Charts
    • Line Charts
    • Point & Figure Charts
    • Candlestick Charts
  • Chart Scaling Methodologies (Logarithmic, Semi-Logarithmic)
  • Chart Periods
  • Theories: Dow, Elliott Wave, Gann , Fibonacci & Market Cycles
  • Trend Analysis – Short Term:
    • Bar Component Analysis
    • Short Term Trend Analysis
  • Trend Analysis – Long Term
    • Support & Resistance levels (S&R)
    • Trend Analysis
    • Trendlines
  • Volume and Open Interest Analysis
    • Principles of volume analysis
    • Principles of open interest
    • Combining Volume & Open Interest
  • Technical Indicators
    • Introduction to technical indicators and principles of momentum
    • The different categories of technical indicators
    • Technical indicator core concepts and signal techniques
    • Moving Averages
    • Rate of Change (RoC)
    • Relative Strength Index (RSI)
    • Stochastic Oscillator

    "A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

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