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Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 10: Putting it All Together

In the final part of this ten-part series, you’ll learn how you can pull everything together in order to come up with a strategy, and then build on that to improve the results you are achieving.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 9: Risk and Trade Management

Part 9 of our ten-part technical analysis course looks at risk and trade management – an often-overlooked aspect of TA. Technical analysis gives you a set of rules; fixed and objective parameters around which to trade, which in turn, creates the psychological discipline you need in your trading.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 8: Strategy Design and Implementation

It’s fine having all this new knowledge, but how do you use it in the real world? Technical analysis is a multi-talented tool that can be used for many things in your trading. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 7: Japanese Charts

Technical analysis pro Stephan Hoad introduces you to his specialist subject – Japanese Charts. In this video, you’ll discover four concepts in brief – Heikin Ashi, Renko, Kagi and Line Break.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 6: Alternative Concepts – New Approaches to Technical Analysis

Stephen Hoad discusses Alternative Concepts – new approaches to Technical Analysis following the introduction of more sophisticated charting and better IT software. Some are radical, but they are worth exploration and discussion.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 5: Volume, Volatility, and Sentiment

Learn how analysing volume, volatility, and sentiment could help give you supportive, independent information in your analysis of any given asset. It looks at how much an asset has traded over time, how that asset behaves and how the market ‘feels’ about your asset.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 4: Price Confirmation Tools – Trend and Momentum

Covering the basic tools you need to analyse trend and price action. Stephen shows you how to use Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicators, Commodity Channel Indices (CCI), the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Stochastics to decode the latest price action and identify ways to trade.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 3: Direct Price Analysis (DPA) Tools

Learn eight key aspects of technical analysis: trends, support & resistance, patterns on price, moving averages, bands, trending or ranging markets, Fibonacci, pivot points, and Ichimoku. Together, these form the basis of detailed technical analysis and allow you to dive deeper into market movements to find the signals that will inform your trading.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 2: Essential Chart Knowledge – The Basics

Understand the raw basics needed to be a successful technical analyst. Covering line chars, bar charts, candlestick charts and more, as well as market breadth, Part Two shows you how to navigate the markets, how to spot and read price gaps, and how to use breadth to understand the health of the market.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

Technical Analysis Part 1: Rules you need to know and the big questions

Find out why technical analysis is a powerful addition to your trading strategy. Learn the key rules of technical analysis that will inform every trading decision and get the answers to the most burning questions you always wanted to ask, but never had the opportunity. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Mon, 5 October 2020

How to invest in shares

Investing in shares is a way to generate income, save for the future and speculate on individual companies, sectors and the entire stock market. Of course, the value of your investments can go down as well as up. In this short 7-step guide we will explain the basics of investing.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 30 June 2020

What is short selling a stock?

Short selling, or shorting, is a strategy used by traders in an attempt to profit from falls in the price of a stock. While you can short other assets types, such as FX, commodities, or indices, stocks are the most commonly shorted instrument.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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