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If all traders took our training, they would...

understand how useless most technical indicators are.
quickly sift through the noise and focus on key technical drivers.
identify key reversal levels by only glancing at a chart.
self-reflect if they are a breakout or retracement trader.

How long should you spend looking at a stock chart?

Know the Right Tools

Most technical analysis techniques and indicators are useless. Stick to what works.

Watch Patterns Evolve

Real-time examples stand head and shoulders above single-screenshot examples.

Debunk Myths

Learn beyond textbook definitions and avoid common misconceptions.

Who needs this?

Financial professionals analyzing and actively engaging with market products:

Hedge Fund Traders Prop Traders Chief Investment Officers Research Analysts Market Technicians

In short: anyone who needs to make rapid decisions based on interpreting price data.

  • Identify pros and cons of various indicators
  • Review critical concepts: moving averages, support/resistance, and common chart patterns
  • Stack basic technicals with more advanced techniques to build a multi-layered thesis

Course Sections

Section 1

Charts and Chart Patterns

Understand the fundamentals of price charts: what’s being shown, and how is it being presented?

Section 2


These bars look deceptively simple, but they can offer a lot of information when examined in a group.

Section 3

Trend and Trend Change

It’s easy to identify a trend (or lack thereof) in hindsight.

The tough part is quantifying it. That will give you more consistency and confidence.

Section 4

Technical Indicators

Rising wedges, double bottoms, channels, Elliott Wave, stochastics - you name it.

We cover the ones you need to know, and more importantly, when to not use them.

Training Methodology

Our approach is to teach you how to fish, rather than give you a fish.

We don't give a one-way lecture where you memorize every cell and formula.

We nudge you toward uncovering answers on your own by leading with the right questions.

The end result? Longer-term knowledge retention that will last an entire career.

I really felt that WST was world class and would recommend it to anyone starting a new career on Wall Street. In particular, the strength of the program is that it concentrates on how analytical work is actually conducted in real life rather than the academic approach of some other competitors.
You'll walk out of this class knowing how to:
  • Set chart parameters to clearly understand and visualize price movements
  • Recognize recurring patterns quickly and accurately
  • Pre-plan trades with defined risk and reward based on your analysis
Not bad for a few days' work.

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Detailed Curriculum

Technical Analysis & Trading

Technical analysis offers powerful, objective tools for trading stocks and securities. It’s one thing to master fundamental analysis (accounting, reading and dissecting financial statements, financial modeling & valuation); however, many times, especially in extreme market dislocations, technical analysis overpowers the fundamentals and takes a life of its own. Certainly, technical analysis combined with fundamental analysis will rule the day; in either case, both sides of the equation are important.

This course provides a thorough review and primer to the fundamentals of technical analysis and trading based on technicals. We introduce the major types of technical indicators and tools and dive into the practical application in the real trading world. While the common saying “you can’t time the market” certainly has merit, this course will teach how to make disciplined trades and improve your timing by identifying trends. Learn how to interpret charts and translate them into actionable trades.

We start with understanding the critical concepts of moving averages, support and resistance levels, to chart patterns such as head & shoulders, tops & bottoms, reversals and gaps, to incorporating price with volume, time, momentum and other sentiment factors, to more complex analysis such as candlesticks, Elliott waves, Bollinger bands, stochastics, relative strength, Fibonacci retracements, and much, much more!

We debunk the myths and cut through the jargon to provide a straightforward, non-theoretical application - for each technical indicator, we explain: (i) the basic premise of the analysis; (ii) the information it provides; (iii) how it works; (iv) examples with graphics to clarify; (v) how to implement it; (vi) compare and contrast with other indicators.

Introduction to Technical Analysis
  • Fundamental Analysis vs. Technical Analysis
  • Effectiveness of Technical Analysis
Step One: Reading, Understanding & Interpreting Charts
  • Arithmetic vs. Logarithmic Scaling
  • Useful Line and Bar Charts
  • Candlestick Charts
Step Two: Reading, Understanding & Interpreting Trends
  • Time Horizons, Trend Lines & Volume
  • Support / Resistance Levels and Moving Averages
  • Gaps (Breakaway, Runaway, Exhaustion)
  • Oscillators, Momentum & Sentiment Indicators (VIX, Put/Call, Bull/Bear, etc.)
Step Three: Reading, Understanding & Interpreting Patterns
  • Head & Shoulders
  • Double Tops & Bottoms
  • Continuation and Reversal Patterns
  • Identify Channel Boundaries and Trading Channels
Step Four: Advanced Technical Analysis
  • Dow & Elliott Wave Theory
  • Relative Strength Indicators
  • Fibonacci, Stochastics & Bollinger Bands

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