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Foundations of Technical Analysis and Trading

Maastricht Summer School
Netherlands, Maastricht
Maastricht Summer School Netherlands, Bonnefantenstraat 2, 6211 KL Maastricht, The Netherlands
Tuition fee €599 per programme


Please note that due to COVID-19 this course will take place online.

Do you ever wonder what this technical analysis actually is about when hearing about it on TV or online? Can it really be used to make money in the markets (stocks, futures or any other markets)? And how do you go about it when you want to start trading? If you wonder about these questions, then this course is for you!

Many traders and investors use technical analysis and it can be very profitable. In this course, you will learn various aspects of trading (indicators, chart patterns, price action and candlesticks)Whether you are looking for a potential base for earning some extra income on the side or whether you are at the footsteps of a full time trading career, this course will give you the necessary foundations for you to start your journey in the financial markets….

During this course we will deep dive into technical analysis, what types of tools are out there, how they should be implemented and how to properly analyze securities. Technical analysis alone does not suffice however, so this course will also take an overarching look at trading. It is not only return that counts, risk has to be taken into account as well.

Other aspects of trading like psychology, money management, risk management and position sizing will also be discussed. An introduction to behavioral finance will be given during the discussion of the psychological effects related to trading.
Charting software will be utilized in order for students to get experience in analyzing securities. By the end of this course, you will have mastered the main assumptions and skills related to technical analysis and you will have a solid foundation in how to approach the trading of securities
This is an online course that includes approximately 24 hours of online classes.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that in real time the topics treated in this course involve high risk and you should not trade with money you can’t afford to lose.

Course Duration and Dates
This is an online three week course running from the 5th of July until the 23rd of July, 2021. The course will be scheduled in Central European Time [CET] so it is possible that some time slots are not ideal for people in certain time zones. However, when scheduling the courses, we will try to take into account the different time zones as much as we can.

The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 4 ECTS according to Maastricht University MSS guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions

• What is technical analysis and what different types are there?
• Being able to apply technical analysis to real time examples
• Master the important aspects of trading

Students should have followed at least one basic finance course in their undergraduate (Bachelor) studies.

Teaching methods
This course will apply the following teaching methods:

Assignments, PBL, Presentations, Work in subgroups

Assessment methods
This course will apply the following assessment methods:

Assignment, Participation, Presentation

Apply now! Summer Term 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Jul 5, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Summer Term 2020/21
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Jul 5, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States