This subject introduces students to some of the most important and widely used specialised techniques in technical analysis. It develops skills in the construction, interpretation and application of specialised charting techniques, with application to a variety of markets. It also introduces important theories that underlie some of these techniques. Practical examples are used to demonstrate the application of the techniques.
These techniques generally stand on their own, so students must refrain from mixing these concepts with the general concepts learned in Technical Analysis (FIN231), beyond what the particular technique directs you to apply. Reference to FIN231 concepts will not be rewarded.
In this subject, students will also be asked to consider their analysis from the point of the ‘adviser’ rather than that of the ‘trader’. The adviser role differs to the trader role only in that after all the trader issues have been considered, the adviser must prepare a report that justifies his analysis and strategies and convinces the client to accept the recommended course of action.