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DIPLOMA IN TECHNICAL ANALYSIS, (MSTA,UK)
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN (CFTe,USA)
In Technical Analysis education in Malaysia since 2007
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What is technical analysis? Fundamental vs technical analysis; the 3 Principles of TA; advantages & 3 criticisms of TA; Dow Theory—Its development & 6 tenets; its relevance to market today & some criticisms of Dow Theory.
An overview of different chart types- western chart and Japanese chart types (including Relative Strength); construction & interpretation of bar chart & candlestick charts, advantages and disadvantages; Point & Figure Charts; other Japanese chart types- Heikin Ashi chart ,3 Line Break chart, Renko Chart, Kagi Chart; Price & volume charts; Equivolume; Arithmetic & logarithmic scaling.
What is behavioural finance? Emotional -greed & fear; Cognitive – trading biases: anchoring, loss aversion, bandwagon,
confirmation, endowment, framing, overconfidence, gambler’s Fallacy; Effects of cognitive biases & how to overcome them; Why does behavioural finance matter to technical analysis?
Definition of trend; Trend analysis: trend direction & classifications, trend lines & channels, steepness and speed; Support & Resistance; Time frames; Fibonacci retracement and extension.
Single day chart patterns; Reversal price target associated with patterns: H&S, Inverse H&S, tops & Bottoms-double or triple, Rounding, Cup & Handle, Spikes(V); Continuation Price target associated with patterns: Triangles -ascending, descending & symmetrical; Wedges – rising and falling; Flags & Pennants; Rectangle; Broadening Formation; Inside and Outside days; Gaps.
Construction & interpretation of Japanese Candlestick charts; Sentiments & psychology of important bullish and bearish Japanese candlestick patterns.
Trend Indicators: Moving Average (different types); uses of single, dual & triple; Adaptable-Keltner Channels, Bollinger Bands, Moving Average Envelope, Moving Average Channels; strengths & weaknesses; ADX. Momentum Oscillators – MACD, Momentum indicator, Stochastic Indicator, RSI, ROC, CCI, Larry Williams %R. Volume based Oscillator- Money Flow Indicator, On Balance Volume; 3 important uses of Oscillators & drawback of oscillators; Volatility indicators –Bollinger Bands, Average True Range, VIX Indicator; Market Breath Indicators –Advance-Decline Line, McClellan Oscillator, McClellan Summation Index, New High- Low Index, Arms Index (TRIN); Ichimoku Kino Hyo & Coppock Indicator.
Basics of P&F; 1 Box and 3 Box Charts Construction; P&F Chart Patterns; Horizontal and Vertical Count; Trend Line and 45 Degree Line; P & F’s Relative Strength and Market Breadth; P & F with Technical Indicators
Basic wave structure; Basic Assumptions; Variation to the impulse waves; Variation to the corrective wave; Rules and guidelines of EWT; Fibonacci time technique; Practical application of EWT
The 3 pillars of Gann Theory– Pattern, Price ,Time; Gann drawing tools –Angles and Fan lines; Gann Number and Quadrant-Number & 360 degree quadrant; Time & Price usage; Gann Swing Rule
Time cycle concepts; 6 cycle principles; Cycle translation; Other forms of cycle; Economic & Business cycle: Asset allocation & Sector allocation
Quantitative Analysis: Frequency & probability; Frequency distribution, range, mean, mode and median; Variance and Standard deviation; Skew
Relative Strength (RS): What is RS; Concept of RS; How to use RS and RS interpretation
Understanding Market Profile; Market Profile – The Principle; Concepts & Construction; Types of Market Profiles; Volume Analysis; Trade Setup and Strategy
Components of Ichimoku Kinko Hyo: Tenkan, Kijun, Chikou, Cloud Span A & B; Using Ichimoku components for trading: Breakout with cloud; Crossover with Tenkan & Kijun; Reversal in Ichimoku; Ichimoku system design: Strategies with Ichimoku components; Price forecasting with Ichimoku: Wave structures; V, E & N price projection; Ichimoku time forecasting
Pros & Cons of System Trading; Types of Trading System- Value, momentum, trend following, reversion to mean,
inter-market analysis, cycles, long/short etc; Trading System – Beliefs, Plan & objective; System Risk; Key components of a trading system-Filter, Setup, Trigger/Entry, Risk/position sizing, Multiple trades, Exit rules, Re-entry; Performance drivers–% of winner, Win ratio, Sharpe ratio, Max drawdown, Longest losing streak, Consecutive winners, Capital Adjusted Returns, Risk Adjusted Returns
PCFTA , MSTA (UK) , CFTe (USA) BBM (Hon)
PDFTA , MSTA (UK) , CFTe (USA) BSc(Hons) Finance & Investment
PCFTA , MSTA (UK) , CFTe (USA B. Int B Mgt (1st Class)
PCFTA , MSTA (UK) , CFTe (USA) ACCA
As a representative from 23rd intake of PCFTA Class of 2021, I would like to thank the F1-Academy for providing this wonderful platform for students and technicians across the globe to study Technical Analysis in depth, and at the same time prepare and guide us for a world renown MSTA(UK) Diploma in Technical Analysis.
I extend my gratitude to the respected lecturers, Sifu Fred, Sifu Nicholas Tan, Sifu Aiman and Sifu Choo for their relentless effort, tons of advice, endless support, and guidance, and lots of revisions and practices and encouragement for achieving good result in PCFTA and MSTA-UK examinations. We will forever in debt and will practice what we have learned.
It is my pleasure to thank the hardworking coaches Mr. Afnan, Mr. Hassan, and Mr. Brendan, for a very friendly & engaging learning environment for students. I also sincerely thank all the non-teaching staffs & technical members for their constant support of our needs.
Always in my mind to thank my fellow Classmates for enthusiastically involved in discussion, extra revision, and motivation. I made many new friends who always give positive energy, motivation, and support towards each other. Thank you, my buddies!
To my colleagues and new crowned chartist, it’s time to widen your wings beyond the horizon, educate people near you, your family, your friends and always give value and advice to those needed.
My heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to say a few words in this 22nd intake of PCFTA Class of 2020 graduation ceremony.
F1 Academy is the pioneer technical analysis education centre. F1 Academy has been recognized as the ‘go-to place’ for any professional who wishes to learn financial technical analysis.
Studying at F1 Academy has been a truly positive experience. Sifu Fred, Sifu Nicholas, Sifu Aiman, Sifu Choo and all the staff at F1 have created a positive & highly engaging atmosphere for learning. The continuous support, the countless revision sessions and workshops which had been carefully devised and organised by very experienced and skilful Sifu Fred and his team have mentored and guided successfully to achieve the excellent results in the STA Exams. This is the right place for anyone who wants to acquire knowledge and skills to be a competent trader and also to successfully obtain the prestigious MSTA & CFTe qualifications.
There truly are no prerequisites and career background to master technical analysis taught in F1 Academy. Having come from a medical background and having no prior knowledge in finance, etc., I have passed the STA exam with distinction. All it takes is effort, interest and proper guidance.
My thanks for the opportunity to say a few words in this 23rd intake of PCFTA graduation day. Today marks a new chapter in our lives as graduating students of technical analysis.
My technical analysis knowledge gained from F1 Academy will last forever in my heart as the unique teaching techniques from Sifu Fred ,Sifu Nicholas, Sifu Aiman, & Sifu Choo
have successfully created a very positive learning experience & friendly cultures for me & my classmates from all background. No doubt F1 Academy is the best Technical Analysis Academy in the world.
The PCFTA program really helped in preparing for the STA exams. Countless revision sessions specially designed for students, really touch my soul. Not many people will give full dedication as Sifu Fred and his team did before the STA exam. Their dedication and passion in sharing their technical analysis knowledge to the students is very touching. This is truly helpful in preparing us to achieve the excellent results in the STA exams.
Technical analysis is very rich in theories. However, the PCFTA course syllabus is designed not only to prepare us to pass in STA exams, but the knowledge is also very applicable in real trading. Though my background is in engineering, I find no difficulty to learn technical analysis. I have passed the STA Exams with Distinction. I am very grateful to F1 Academy for this enriching learning experience that has contributed significantly to my journey in becoming a Certified Technical Analyst.
I celebrate today with a sense of fulfilment for being recognized as a certified technical analyst.
I have many positive learning experiences in the F1 academy. I remember vividly, when the exams were near, we have more frequent & intensive revisions. This showed how F1 Academy is committed to go extra mile to ensure our success. The learning is not limited to STA exams but also the real trading experience in various financial instruments. I am so impressed with the lecturers of their immense knowledge & experience as active traders and technical analysis practitioners in the financial market.
We were taught & mentored by a team of very motivated, dedicated and qualified lecturers and tutors. They gave us deep-rooted foundations in technical analysis as well as stimulated us to think more critically. For this, I extend my sincere thanks to our lecturers Mr. Fred Tam, Mr. Nicholas Tan, Mr Aiman and our tutors, Mr. Afnan , Mr. K.S Wong and Mr. John Pang for helping us whenever and wherever we approached them. My thanks also for the whole heartedly support the F1 administrative and support team.
As a part-time trader, the course helps me greatly to analyze the charts much better & to make the entry and exit at the right time, minimize my loss and maximize my profit. I’ve seen a significant improvement in my trading after attending this course.
My secrets of scoring distinction in my MSTA exams are:
1)Practice with a lot of chart annotations from past year questions to sharpen our charting skills and time management.
2)Follow the F1 GEARS format which is simple with predefined & well-structured parameters.
3)Complete, practice and revise all F1 assignments.