Subject overview Learning outcomes Subject content Assessment Prerequisites Course transition subject equivalence Reading list Subject overview This subject introduces students to the key concepts in technical analysis and develops skills in the construction, interpretation and application of charts to a variety of markets. Practical examples are used with traditional bar chart analysis and trend following and momentum indicators. This subject assists students to: Demonstrate technical knowledge through analysis, evaluation and application of relevant financial concepts, theories and techniques to a range of situations Demonstrate creative and skilful approaches to solving complex problems in professional contexts. This subject contributes to the investment analysis major. For more information, please refer to the subject outline. Learning outcomes At the completion of this subject students should be able to: Examine the discipline of technical analysis. Explain the key principles of Dow Theory. Apply the important tools and concepts of technical analysis within price trends and turning points. Examine non-price data indicators of investor participation and attitude to trend strength and price movements. Apply chart patterns, trading volumes and price objectives within price trends. Apply the common indicators used in technical analysis to add value to basic chart analysis. Formulate trading strategies. Subject content TopicTitle Topic 1Background to technical analysis Topic 2Dow Theory Topic 3Short-term bar chart analysis Topic 4Long-term bar chart analysis Topic 5Non-price data analysis Topic 6Chart patterns Topic 7Introduction to indicators Topic 8Trend following indicators Topic 9Momentum indicators Topic 10Other trend and momentum indicators Topic 11Formulating trading strategies Assessment Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting AssignmentWeek 640% ExaminationWeek 1260% Click here for an assessment timetable. Prerequisites Students enrolling in a Masters level elective subject are assumed to have the pre-requisite knowledge in the three core subjects (FIN101, FIN102, FIN103 and FIN114 (for students enrolled before 2014)). Course transition subject equivalence Students who transition from a SIA/Finsia course and have completed the following subject within the course completion time frame may not also complete the subject: E114 Technical Analysis Reading list There are no prescribed texts for this subject. Details of any required and further readings for this subject are provided in the subject room. Purchase of any text other than a prescribed text is not required.