Technical Analysis Primer for trading Stocks, Bonds & Forex

Learn the building blocks of technical analysis & create your own trading strategy
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Now updated with the special trading pattern we used to predict the current rally in Gold prices as early as December of 2015!!!

Technical Analysis for Investors & Traders is meant to introduce you to the world of technical analysis by using latest real life examples and fast track you to apply these techniques for trading or investing in financial markets.

This course would introduce you to various concepts including different types of charts, gap analysis, support & resistance, trend lines & trend channels, technical indicators like Bollinger Bands, Stochastic Oscillators, candlesticks patterns etc.What is more we will also be sharing with you details of our favorite trading pattern for all time frames that can be useful in trading any asset class!

Not only will you be introduced to various concepts in detail, but you would also be shown examples on how these techniques were applied very recently in financial markets in order to make trading / investing decisions. You will be very surprised to see how sometimes very simple techniques can yield very powerful results.

The course is divided in to 8 Modules with a total of 33 videos. In general for each lecture concepts are introduced, guidelines on particular concepts are elaborated and application of concepts is illustrated using recent examples from financial markets. This is done so that you benefit from the instructor's experience in applying these concepts for trading in financial markets. Since most of the examples selected for these course are from the actual trades in the market, you can be reliably sure that these concepts work and can be used for actual trading.

We recommend that once you learn a concept, you take some time out on your own to sit down and apply these concepts to historical charts of some stocks. This way you will be able to internalize the concepts and can use it in real time trading or investing.

Note: If you have already enrolled in my Stock Market for Beginners Course, you need not enroll in this course as the content of this course is covered there as well. 

What are the requirements?

  • No specialized material or software is required. You can use free charting websites like, or dailyfx so that you can start applying the concepts learned in this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop an understanding of tools and techniques within technical analysis
  • Learn and apply simple concepts to better your investing or trading decisions
  • Learn our favorite trade setup for all time frames and asset classes that has delivered astounding results in very volatile markets

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is good for anyone looking to apply technical analysis in order to make investment decisions for trading or investment purposes. No prior specialized knowledge is required, though you should be familiar with common concepts like what is stock market, what is a stock index etc.

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Introduction to Technical Analysis
  • In this lecture we will introduce you to technical analysis and explain how the application of technical analysis is not limited to any particular asset class or security.
  • We also explain the logic behind technical analysis so that you grasp why technical analysts give so much importance to only the price of any security.

In this lecture we cover the four basic principles and assumptions behind technical analysis :

  1. Is a study of collective investor psychology
  2. Doesn't believe in rational human behavior
  3. Trends & Patterns repeat themselves
  4. believe that market reflects collective knowledge and sentiment of participants

In this lecture we provide a comparison between Technical Analysis and Fundamental Analysis. We also address common accusations against technical analysis (as leveled by fundamental analysis), and present our perspective on the technical v/s fundamental debate.

Introduction to Technical Analysis Quiz
5 questions
Section 2: Chart Types

The building block for technical analysis of any security or asset class is charts. Charts are of different kinds namely:

  1. Line Charts
  2. Bar Charts
  3. Candlesticks Charts

In this lecture we introduce you to line charts and bar charts


The most popular among different types of charts is the candlestick charts. In this lecture we introduce you to candlestick charts which would be used through most of our other lectures.


In this lecture we deal with three important considerations with respect to charting namely:

  • Chart Scale: How very long term studies should be plotted using log scale and how airthmetic scale should be used for medium term and long term analysis
  • Volume: Importance of volume in assessing the conviction of buyers and sellers
  • Time Interval: Respective time intervals to be used for short term and long term trading
Introduction to Charting Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: Gaps Trading

In this lecture we introduce the concept of gap and explain what is meant by the phrase "closing the gap". We also debunk a common myth that all gaps must be closed.


In this lecture we cover 3 types of gap which are of no significance as they do not have any forecasting value


In this lecture we cover four types of gap that are of significance:

  1. Area Gap
  2. Breakaway Gap
  3. Runaway Gap
  4. Exhaustion Gap
Gaps that matter - Part II
Gaps Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Support & Resistance

In this lecture we cover the concept of support and resistance. We also explain the psychology behind why some price points act as support or resistance. We also elaborate the criteria that determine the strength of support or resistance.

Estimating Strength of Support & Resistance

In this lecture we elaborate a real life example of a price level that acted as an important support level more than one year after its creation. We also emphasize the importance of tracking support and resistance levels created on outcome of events of high historical significance as they can provide guidance in an otherwise confusing environment, and turn out to be important reversal points.


In this lecture we elaborate on important considerations with respect to support and resistance:

  1. How round figures can act as important support / resistance when markets are in uncharted territory
  2. How historical levels may repeat themselves yet may be gradually modified over time
  3. Importance of Volume in determining a valid break of a support or resistance
Support & Resistance Quiz
2 questions
Section 5: Trend Lines & Trend Channels

In this lecture we introduce the concept of trend. We also illustrate how to draw a trend line. A trend line may be an upward sloping trendline indicating that the trend is up. Or it may be a downward sloping trend line thus indicating that the trend is down.


In this lecture we discuss the 3 tests that can be use to determine the authority of trendlines:

  1. Number of tops or bottoms
  2. Length of the trend line
  3. Angle of the trend line

We also explain how we can determine if the trendline has been "broken" by using the extent of penetration and volume of trading


In this lecture we cover situations where we may or may not need to ammend a trend line.

Trend Lines Quiz
5 questions

In this lecture we deal with trend channels, specifically we elaborate the concept of return line or reversal line which along with a parallel trend line may form a trend channel.

Trend Channels Quiz
2 questions
Section 6: Technical Indicators

In this lecture we define Price based Technical Indicators


In this lecture we cover 3 types of moving averages namely:

  1. Simple Moving Average
  2. Weighted Moving Average
  3. Exponential Moving Average

We also explain how moving averages can:

  1. determine whether prices are in uptrend or downtrend
  2. act as support or resistance
  3. be used to generate buy or sell signals

In this lecture we introduce the technical indicator Bollinger Bands. We also elaborate how we can use bollinger bands to trade in volatile as well as non-trending markets.


In this lecture we introduce oscillators and elaborate on the purpose of using oscillators


In this lecture we elaborate on momentum oscillator, which is also known as rate of change oscillator. We also explain the concept of divergence between oscillator and price and share a very recent example where using this oscillator could have helped in identifying important reversal points.


In this lecture we explain the calculation and use of RSI or Relative Strength Index. We illustrate via example the various ways we can use the RSI technical indicator.


In this lecture we explain the calculation and underlying logic behind stochastic oscillator. Then we share a recent example of using stochastic oscillator to determine important intermediate reversal points.


In this lecture we explain MACD or the Moving Average Convergence Divergence Indicator. We also illustrate by using an example how divergence between price and MACD can act as an early indicator for impending reversal.

Technical Indicator Quiz
6 questions
Section 7: Candlestick Patterns

In this lecture we cover the basic candlestick patterns like Spinning Tops and Dojis like the long legged doji, gravestone doji and the dragonfly doji


In this lecture we cover important candlesticks reversal patterns including bullish engulfing and bearish engulfing patterns, dark cloud cover pattern, piercing line pattern, evening star and morning star patterns.


In this lecture we cover important candlesticks continuation patterns including rising and falling threes pattern and three white soldiers pattern.

Candlestick Patterns Quiz
6 questions
Section 8: Our favorite trading pattern for all time frames and asset classes
Characteristics of a great trading pattern
The Trade Setup DNA
Trade Setup Application to Dollar Index
Trade Setup Application to an Emerging Market Index
What does the trade setup say for Gold prices in 2016?
Ending Diagonal Quiz
3 questions

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Indian Insight, Stock Advisory & Education

Indian Insight is niche stock advisory and education firm with focus on providing education and stock advisory services for retail investors. Founded by people with impeccable pedigree and extensive experience in trading Indian and International financial markets, Risk Consulting, and Banking. We and our industry consultants have worked for top notch Swiss/ U.S./ U.K. based investment banks and consulting firms.

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