Mastering Technical Analysis: From Basics to Proficiency

Programme Dates: 28 Sep 2024 - 06 Oct 2024

Format: Live Virtual (Weekends)

Duration: 4 Days


In the world of finance, the ability to decipher market trends, make informed trading decisions, and navigate the complexities of financial markets is a skill that sets the successful apart from the rest. This comprehensive 12-hour Master Class is your gateway to unlocking the skill of technical analysis. Whether you're a novice trader seeking a solid foundation or an experienced investor aiming to refine your skills, our journey will take you from the fundamentals of chart construction and classic patterns to advanced technical indicators and oscillators. Through real-world case studies and hands-on exercises, you'll gain the expertise to confidently analyze price movements, make calculated decisions, and thrive in today's dynamic financial landscape. Join us as we embark on an exciting voyage into the world of Technical Analysis and equip you with the tools to trade and invest with precision and confidence.



  • Comprehensive Understanding: Gain a deep understanding of Technical Analysis, from its foundational principles to advanced concepts, empowering you to make informed trading and investment decisions.
  • Chart Mastery: Master the art of chart construction and interpretation, including the use of various chart types and their advantages.
  • Pattern Recognition: Acquire the ability to identify classical chart patterns with precision, distinguishing between reversal and continuation patterns.
  • Candlestick Proficiency: Develop expertise in reading and interpreting candlestick patterns, including complex patterns and their significance.
  • Technical Indicators: Learn to effectively utilize a range of technical indicators to gauge market trends, momentum and potential reversals.
  • Fibonacci Analysis: Harness the power of Fibonacci retracement and extension levels to pinpoint support, resistance and price targets.
  • Trendlines and Channels: Master the art of drawing trendlines and channels to identify trend directions and potential breakout points.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Master Class, you'll possess a holistic skill set in Technical Analysis, empowering you to navigate financial markets with competence and make data-driven decisions that enhance your trading and investment success. This Master Class offers valuable insights and actionable insights to elevate your trading and investment game.



  • Interactive Learning: Engage in active learning through live demonstrations, real-time chart analysis, and interactive exercises that reinforce theoretical concepts within the virtual environment.
  • Practical Application: Apply technical analysis principles through virtual simulations and real market examples, ensuring participants gain practical skills and experience.
  • Case Studies: Dive into historical price movements and trading scenarios through multimedia presentations, allowing participants to understand technical analysis in action.
  • Hands-On Exercises: Practice identifying patterns, drawing trendlines, and applying indicators using virtual tools, promoting practical mastery.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Participate in regular virtual Q&A sessions to address doubts, clarify concepts, and encourage active engagement with the instructor.
  • Progressive Learning Modules: Follow a structured virtual curriculum that gradually builds from foundational topics to advanced techniques, ensuring a coherent and effective learning journey.
  • Individual Feedback and Assessment: Receive personalized feedback on exercises and assessments, ensuring participants can track their progress and refine their technical analysis skills independently.

By employing these virtual pedagogical approaches, the Master Class will create an engaging and immersive online learning experience tailored to the needs of participants.


Who may attend?

This Master Class in Technical Analysis is tailored for a diverse audience, including financial professionals, traders, investors, portfolio managers, investment advisors, relationship managers, investment directors, strategists, and enthusiasts passionate about financial markets.


Content of the Programme

Module 1: Introduction to Technical Analysis

  • Definition and Importance of Technical Analysis
  • Assumptions and Principles of Technical Analysis
  • Technical vs. Fundamental Analysis
  • Market Efficiency and Technical Analysis


Module 2: Chart Construction and Types of Charts

  • Representing Price Data on Charts
  • Line Charts: Advantages and Limitations
  • Bar Charts: Creating and Interpreting
  • Candlestick Charts: Patterns and Interpretation


Module 3: Classical Patterns of Technical Analysis

  • Understanding Chart Patterns
  • Reversal Patterns: Head and Shoulders, Double Tops/Bottoms
  • Continuation Patterns: Flags, Pennants, Triangles
  • Recognizing and Interpreting Patterns on Charts


Module 4: Candlestick Patterns

  • Significance of Candlestick Patterns
  • Basic Candlestick Patterns: Doji, Hammer, Shooting Star
  • Bullish and Bearish Reversal Patterns: Engulfing, Piercing Line, Dark Cloud Cover
  • Complex Patterns: Evening Star and Morning Star
  • Confirmation and Context in Candlestick Patterns


Module 5: Technical Indicators

  • Introduction to Technical Indicators
  • Oscillators: RSI, Stochastic, MACD
  • Trend-Following Indicators: Moving Averages, Bollinger Bands
  • Identifying Overbought and Oversold Conditions
  • Combining Indicators for Analysis


Module 6: Fibonacci Analysis

  • The Fibonacci Sequence and its Application
  • Fibonacci Retracement Levels: Support and Resistance
  • Fibonacci Extension Levels: Price Targets
  • Aligning Fibonacci with Chart Patterns and Trends


Module 7: Trendlines and Channels

  • Drawing Trendlines and Identifying Trend Direction
  • Understanding Trend Channels
  • Different Types of Trends: Upward, Downward, Horizontal
  • Using Trendlines and Channels in Analysis


Module 8: Volume Analysis

  • Importance of Trading Volume
  • Volume Confirmation of Price Trends
  • Volume as a Signal for Reversals
  • On-Balance Volume (OBV) and Volume Divergence


Module 9: Risk Management and Trading Strategies

  • Prioritizing Risk Management in Trading
  • Exploring Different Trading Strategies
  • Setting Entry and Exit Points with Technical Analysis
  • Position Sizing, Stop-Loss and Take-Profit Strategies


Module 10: Backtesting and Analysis Tools

  • Understanding Backtesting and Its Importance
  • Leveraging Trading Platforms and Software
  • Pros and Cons of Automated Trading Systems


Module 11: Case Studies and Real-World Examples

  • In-Depth Analysis of Historical Price Movements
  • Applying Technical Analysis to Recent Market Situations
  • Learning from Successful and Failed Trades


Module 12: Practical Application and Conclusion

  • Hands-On Exercises
  • Encouraging Continuous Learning and Practice
  • Summary of Key Takeaways
  • Q&A Session and Closing Remarks



Programme Director


Dr. Hitesh Punjabi (CMT)

Dr Hitesh Punjabi is a Professor with Department of Finance,  K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He is PhD (Management Studies- Finance), MBA (Finance), B.E(Chemical), CMT (Chartered Market Technician) and Alumnus of IIM Indore.

He has more than 15+ years of experience in Industry and Management education. Earlier, he was associated with leading corporations likes Anand Rathi Securities, Religare Securities, HSBC Invest Direct Securities, East India Securities, ARJ Securities in the field of Equity Research and with Chetana’s Institute of Management & Research. He has also conducted Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) and Management Development Programs (MDPs) on a variety of topics for reputed organizations. He has chaired many research conferences, workshops and seminars. Prof Hitesh has contributed articles and has published research papers in national and international publications. He is Mentor for Atal Incubation Centre supported by NITI-AAYOG.

He has been a Visiting Faculty for Finance at various institutes of Management since 2003. His areas of expertise are Financial Markets,Security Analysis & Portfolio Management,

Equity Research- Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis, Mutual Funds, Behavioral Finance and Algorithm Trading, Financial Analytics.

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