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Charts and Formations


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"A stock is never priced at what it is worth, but what people think its worth." With that in mind, technical analysis terms such as head and shoulder formations, "V" bottoms and triangles have entered the everyday lexicon of investors and traders alike in trying to assess the value of a stock. Even if you are a skeptic, you ignore technical analysis at your peril, as it has become a market factor unto itself. This introductory course goes beyond mere lingo to help you identify formations, trends, turning points and price projections.

Lesson 1: What is Technical Analysis?

  • Technical Analysis Assumptions
  • Technical Versus Fundamental Analysis
  • Technical Analysis Methodologies
  • Benefits of Technical Analysis
  • Price Forecasting
  • Market Timing
  • Leading Indicator

Lesson 2: Methods of Charting

  • What are Charts
  • Benefits of Charting
  • Types of Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Candlestick Charts
  • Point and Figure

Lesson 3: Chart Formations

  • Introduction
  • Reversal Formations
  • Key Reversals
  • Head and Shoulder Top
  • Head and Shoulder Bottom
  • Double Tops and Bottoms
  • Rounding Tops and Bottoms
  • "V" Formations
  • Island Reversals
  • Continuation Formations
  • Symmetrical Triangles
  • Ascending Triangle
  • Descending Triangle
  • Wedges
  • Flags and Pennants
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 20
Passing Grade 60%*
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

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