Charting & Technical Analysis for Commodity Markets

This is a two-day course for which no existing knowledge of Technical Analysis is required. Real-time examples and real-world trading tools are used wherever possible. Great emphasis is placed upon the practical application of Technical Analysis to trading and hedging activities - i.e. how does a trader think?

Course Information

Price £1,600 + VAT
Duration 2 days
Location Sydney
Available Dates

Who Should Attend

  • Recommended for anyone who would like to gain an understanding of the principles and applications of charting techniques
  • Futures and options brokers or dealers
  • Trading companies, banks, brokers, commodity producers, consumers, refiners, distribution and storage companies
  • Market regulators and government departments
  • Fund managers and investors

Booking Information

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 7706

Course Content


  • Evolution of TA
  • Background and context of TA

Dow Theory; 'prices discount everything'

  • Classical chart analysis; trend-lines, channels, support/resistance, retracements, etc
  • Key types of chart: line, bar, Japanese candle-stick
  • Closer examination of candle-stick analysis
  • Dow Theory revisited; confirmation
  • Trend-lines and volume
  • Continuation patterns; triangles, flags and pennants, wedges
  • Reversal patterns; head & shoulders, double/triple tops/bottoms, retracements
  • Gaps; common gaps, breakaway gaps, runaway gaps, exhaustion gaps
  • Non-textbook thinking


  • Mathematical Indicators
  • Moving Averages
  • Momentum indicators; Bollinger bands, RSI, Stochastics
  • Waves, numbers and cycles; Fibonacci retracements, Elliott Wave
  • Market Profile
  • Back-testing a range of TA methods to identify those that best suit delegates markets and trading style
  • Q&A session