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MASTER TECHNICAL ANALYSISTechnical analysis has become extensive in recent years. We study the psychology of technical analysis and why they work 60 to 70% of the time. There are several categories of technical analysis - Price indicators, Support and Resistance levels, Momentum indicators, Volume indicators, Oscillators and Statistical price movement indicators. This is again an area where the KISS rule applies - Keep It Simple S-----. We cut through all the noise and show you why there are 4 or 5 indicators you should study and that's all you really need to make informed entry and exit decisions. Technical analysis is a self-fulfilling prophecy and gives deep insight into crowd behavior.
Lecture I - What is Technical Analysis
Technical analysis is primarily a study of Crowd psychology and crowd behavior. If a certain number of people act in unison at a certain time, and other people can observe this group of people taking a certain action, then they are motivated to join in. And it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Technical analysis is a very powerful force in the markets, but it has limitations. This Introductory lecture explains these details.
Lecture 2 - Crowd psychology and Crowd behavior
What is crowd psychology and why does it matter ? In this lecture, we study the S&P 500 Index over the last 20 years, and also observe a certain technical pattern that is currently playing out textbook-style. How could this pattern impact the markets this year ?
Lecture 3 - Limitations of Technical Analysis
What are the limitations of Technical analysis - when does it work, and when does it not work. Knowing when it does not work is as important as knowing when it works.
Section 2 is a detailed discussion of all the types of Technical analysis indicators. You have various kinds - Price Indicators, Momentum indicators, Statistical and Volatility indicators, Support and Resistance, Volume indicators and Oscillators. Each of these indicator types are broken down in detail as well as insightful tips on their usage and interpretation.
Section 3 is a complete case study set of 5 stocks -
1) Apple (AAPL) - 1 Year Chart. And how AAPL gave 3 points of entry for the perfect Bearish trade.
2) Priceline (PCLN) - No clear long-term signals, but a short term bearish trade could be played out.
3) Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - an absolutely amazing Statistical indicator gives away the perfect "Long" signal
4) The Gold ETF GLD - Hidden inside a very bearish chart is the potential for a reversal trade
5) And on the Google (GOOG) charts, we can study the battle between the Bulls and Bears at a recent breach of Google's all-time high.
Applying correct Technical Analysis techniques can set you with a fantastic trade entry. If you get your trade entry correctly, you have just increased your chances of a profitable trade a whole lot.
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|Section 1: Introduction to Technical Analysis|
|Technical analysis is primarily a study of Crowd psychology and crowd behavior. If a certain number of people act in unison at a certain time, and other people can observe this group of people taking a certain action, then they are motivated to join in. And it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Technical analysis is a very powerful force in the markets, but it has limitations. This Introductory lecture explains these details.|
|What is crowd psychology and why does it matter ? In this lecture, we study the S&P 500 Index over the last 20 years, and also observe a certain technical pattern that is currently playing out textbook-style. How could this pattern impact the markets this year ?|
|What are the limitations of Technical analysis - when does it work, and when does it not work. Knowing when it does not waork is as important as knowing when it works.|
|Section 2: Technical Analysis indicators|
|Moving averages are the most popular indicators based on price. we study the construction of helpful moving averages and crossovers for different timeframes.|
|Support and Resistance some of the most watched points in a stock's history. This is because what happened in the past at certain points are "facts" recorded permanently into the stock's history. In many ways, these are better than indicators because of its factual characteristics.|
|The MACD is a widely used indicator that shows momentum behind a certain move.|
|The RSI is a widely used indicator - It tells you when a stock is at "overbought" or "oversold" conditions. This kind of an indicator is called an oscillator.|
|Bollinger Bands are very powerful indicators. They tell you when a stock is likely to make a "reversal" trade because it has travelled too far too quickly. This is a statistical indicator but can be very reliable and very powerful.|
|This lecture briefly looks at Volume analysis, which is covered in another course. It also covers the ideal chart setup with the ideal set of indicators.|
|Section 3: Chart Analysis|
|A case study of Apple's Chart over the past year. We can see confluence coming in from 3 different indicators, at different times. In total, there were 3 opportunities to enter a bearish trade, all of which would have been very profitable.|
|A case study of Priceline's charts for the last few months. The analysis reveals a potential short-term bearish trade|
|Studying the CMG 6 months chart, we see an extreme reading on the chart. Anybody watching this would have taken a brilliant trade.|
|The chart on GLD looks very bearish. But on closer examination, this could have a potential for a nice bullish run.|
|GOOG recently won a battle with its all time high. The battle waged on for 4 or 5 months. This chart studies energy levels that a stock must attain to break down a significant barrier like an all-time high.|
|This is a concluding lecture, and we recap everything we learned in this course.|
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