CMT - Level I

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In association with: Intelligent Investment Solutions
Price category: Category D
Location: Bilderberg Résidence Groot Heideborgh, Hogesteeg 50, 3886 MA Garderen
Duration: 3 days
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Language: EN
Lecturer(s): Bob Emanuels & Adri Wischmann
Introduction:

An Introduction to Technical Analysis fully prepares you to demonstrate the basic competencies of an entry-level analyst, including a working knowledge of terminology and the ability to discuss key concepts and fundamental analytical tools. Covered topics address theory and history, markets, market indicators, construction, confirmation, cycles, selection and decision, system testing, and statistical analysis. The Level I exam emphasizes trend, chart, and pattern analysis. This official curriculum of the Chartered Market Technician® Program will provide every advantage to passing Level I.

Learning objectives:

CMT Level I Learning Objectives by chapter (2017)

1. The Basic Principle of Technical Analysis: The Trend
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Define what is meant by a trend in Technical Analysis
    - Explain why determining the trend is important to analysts
    - Identify primary, secondary, short-term, and intraday trends
    - Describe of the basic beliefs behind the art of technical analysis

2. Dow Theory
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Describe the history of the development of Dow Theory
    - Identify the basic principles of Dow Theory
    - Recognize three types of trends identified in Dow Theory: primary, secondary and minor
    - Explain the concept of confirmation in Dow Theory - Explain the role of volume in Dow Theory

3. History and Construction of Charts
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Explain the advantages of reviewing price information in chart format.
    - Identify how to construct several types of charts including line, bar, candlestick, and P&F-charts.
    - Identify the differences between arithmetic and logarithmic scales

4. Trends – The Basics
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Explain why trend identification is important to achieve profits
    - Recognize an uptrend, a downtrend, and a trading range
    - Describe the concept of support and resistance
    - Identify trends using most common methods
    - Identify significant reversal points

5. Breakouts, Stops and Retracements
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Describe and identify a breakout
    - Recognize the signals that identify breakouts
    - Explain the purpose of entry and exit stops
    - Describe methods for setting entry and exit stops

6. Moving Averages
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Identify trends with moving averages
    - Recognize methods for calculating simple and exponential moving averages
    - Describe and interpret Directional Movement Indicators
    - Identify characteristics of Envelopes, Channels and Bands

7. Bar Chart Patterns
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Explain opposing viewpoints over whether patterns exist
    - Describe the influence of computer technology on price-pattern study
    - Identify chart patterns such as triangles, flags and pennants
    - Identify chart patterns such as  double tops, triple tops, double bottoms and triple bottoms
    - Identify chart patterns such as head-and-shoulders and inverse head-and-shoulders formations
    - Compare historical performance measures of chart patterns

8. Short-Term Patterns
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Identify reversals in longer-term trends using short-term price patterns
    - Recognize the types of gaps that occur on price charts
    - Identify the significance of various types of gaps
    - Recognize wide-range and narrow-range days
    - Describe the implications for volatility based on the appearance of wide-range and narrow-range days
    - Identify the formation and interpretation of common candlestick patterns

9. Confirmation
    By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
    - Identify the methods of plotting volume information on price charts
    - Explain traditional general rules for interpreting volume data
    - Identify the major indexes and oscillators designed to use volume as confirmation
    - Explain open interest and how it might be used for confirmation
    - Explain the concept of momentum in price action
    - Identify characteristics of the most commonly used indexes and oscillators

10. Point and Figure Charting
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe how point and figure charts are constructed.
      - Describe the importance of box size on the sensitivity of point and figure charts.
      - Construct various box size reversal point and figure charts.
      - Interpret reversal signals on a point and figure chart.
      - Desscribe concept of price targets attained by using:
          - a horizontal or vertical count on a point and figure chart.

11. Introduction to the Wave Principle
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe the important elements of the Elliott Wave Theory
      - Differentiate between impulse waves and corrective waves

12. The Anatomy of Elliott Wave Trading
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Differentiate between impulse waves and corrective waves
      - Identify the count of a given wave in a defined structure
      - Identify whether a technical study falls into one of three categories:
            - trend-following indicators
            - oscillators
            - sentiment indicators.

13. Overview (of Financial Markets)
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify basic definition, concepts and key points of the following:  
            - Debt vs. Equity  
            - Quotations  
            - Returns, Risk and Relative Value

14. Government (as related to the Financial Markets)
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Recognize the differences between the forex market and other markets.
      - Recognize relative values between various currencies.
      - Identify basic definition, concepts and key points of the following:  
            - Government securities  
            - Currencies  
            - Notes  
            - Bills  
            - Bonds  
            - Quotations  
            - Returns, Risk and Relative Value  
            -Yield Curve

15. Companies
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe how market prices are quoted and how they change in various market conditions
      - Identify basic definition, concepts and key points of the following:  
            - Company securities (Stocks and Bonds)  
            - Money markets  
            - Quotations  
            - Returns, Risk and Relative Value

16. Hard Assets
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe how commodity market prices are quoted and how they change in various market conditions
      - Describe leverage in the context of futures markets versus cash markets.
      - Identify basic definition, concepts and key points of the following:  
            - Commodities and Futures  
            - Gold  
            - Oil  
            - Real Estate  
            - Quotations  
            - Returns, Risk and Relative Value

17. Indexes
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify the different weightings that may be used in an index.
      - Identify the specific weightings used for commonly followed indexes.
      - Explain how stock price changes impact:
            - price weighted indexes
            - market capitalization-weighted indexes
            - equally weighted indexes.

18. Options
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify the basic characteristics of options
      - Explain the difference between call and put options

19. Understanding Implied Volatility
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe the difference between historical and implied volatility
      - Identify the concept of put-call parity
      - Calculate single-day implied volatility

20. About the VIX Index
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe the VIX index.
      - Explain the implications of a rising or falling VIX index.

21. Consensus and Commitment Indicators
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Recognize signals from a Commitment of Traders report
      - Describe how to interpret short interest data, advisory opinions, advertisements and news headlines 

22. Measuring Market Strength
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify basic measures of internal market strength
      - Explain measures of market breadth
      - Recognize signals of changes in market breadth using the advance-decline line
      - Interpret signals of changing market strength from volume data
      - Identify measures of market strength from new high and new low data
      - Recognize measures of market strength based on total of stocks priced above their moving average

23. Seasonality and Calendar Patterns
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe market cycles and how they differ from mathematical cycles.
      - Describe the basic principles of cycles.
      - Describe seasonal patterns in the markets.

24. What Is the Efficient Market Hypothesis?
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify the basic concept of the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH)
      - Recognize the characteristics of stock prices as a martingale

25. The EMH and the “Market Model”
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe the basic components of the CAPM model
      - Identify valid criticisms of the CAPM model

26. The Forerunners to Behavioral Finance
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Contrast Momentum strategies and Mean Reversion strategies
      - Define the general concept of value investing
      - Describe why value investing is similar to a mean reversion strategy

27. Noise Traders and the Law of One Price
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe the concept of Fungibility
      - Identify what defines a “noise trader”

28. Noise Traders as Technical Traders
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Explain why Technical Traders are considered a specific type of noise trader.
      - Explain the implications of Technical Traders in the market.

29. Academic Approaches to Technical Analysis
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Contrast Efficient Market Hypothesis with Adaptive Market Hypothesis
      - Describe how technical analysis remains relevant despite the EMH

30. Basic Concepts and Calculations
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify statistical measures that need to be reviewed when back testing, or
        conducting quantitative, statistical analysis of trading systems
      - Identify the characteristics of a statistically normal distribution
      - Define variance, skewness and kurtosis
      - Recognize standard measurements of performance such as:
            - Information ratio
            - Sharpe Ratio
            - Treynor Ratio
            - Calmar Ratio
            - Sortino Ratio.

31. Objective Rules and their Evaluation
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify how to distinguish an objective from a subjective rule in technical analysis
      - Describe the use of binary rules and individual or multiple thresholds
      - Recognize the difference between traditional rules and inverse rules
      - Recognize the difference between regular prices and detrended prices

32. Being Right or Making Money
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Identify the four key characteristics Ned Davis claims are common to successful investors.
      - Identify nine rules to consider when building a timing model
      - Explain the logic of using moving averages as trend indicators.

33. The Model Building Process
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
      - Describe the use of advisory service opinion as a sentiment indicator.
      - Recognize the difference between sentiment and valuation indicators
      - Describe the main tools that the Federal Reserve uses to adjust the money supply.
      - Interpret the likely results of changes in Fed monetary policy tools on market conditions.
      - Identify the outcome of good economic indicator readings and
        the likely influence of this news on stock prices
      - Recognize how moving averages of stock prices can be included in a forecasting model.
      - Recognize how momentum indicators can be included in a forecasting model.

34. Relative Strength as a Criterion for Investment Selection
      By the end of this chapter you should be able to: - Define relative strength (RS).
      - Describe how relative strength (RS) is used.
      - Describe the value of relative strength study.
      - Identify a correlation coefficient.

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Your user name may also be stored in a cookie if you are logged on to a Investment Academy B.V. website. On some Investment Academy B.V. websites, your e-mail address is the user name, on others Investment Academy B.V. uses a random generator to create a username for you. Investment Academy B.V. also give access to websites that contain advertisements also use cookies. These keep track of what advertisements you have already seen. These cookies are produced by the company responsible for the advertisement, not by Investment Academy B.V. 

 
Refusing cookies 

Any user can refuse cookies by adjusting their browser settings to disable all or certain cookies (see your web browser manual or help function). If you disable cookies, some services may not be available to you. 

Note: If you do not consent to placing cookies, we cannot guarantee that our website or any part thereof works properly. 

 
Overview cookies: 
Functional necessary cookies 
We place functional cookies to make our website work well. No permission is required for placing these cookies. This concerns cookies that make sure preferences are saved and the load of the website is distributed.  
 
Social media and YouTube cookies 
To share content from our website on social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ will place cookies. For watching videos, cookies are placed by YouTube.  
 
Tracking cookies 
We continuously improve our website by analysing how you use our website, how you found us and where there are any bottlenecks. Cookies are placed by Google Analytics.  
 
Ad cookies 
To ensure you do not see the same ad every time, offers match your interests, we know how many visitors click on an ad and how many people eventually make a purchase cookies are placed by Google, Facebook and Twitter. 
 
We do not store cookies longer than required by law and not longer than is strictly necessary for carrying out the purposes. 
 
If other parties place cookies, their cookie statement applies. This may change in the meantime. The current cookie statement can be found on the website of the party concerned. 
 
You can also delete cookies 
Via your web browser (the program that allows you to view websites) you can delete cookies. How this should be done depends on the Internet browser. We have created a short guide for the most common Internet browsers. 
 
Google Chrome: Go to Settings, click Advanced Settings, click Clear Browsing Data, select Cookies, and Other Site and Plugin Details, and then click Clear Browsing Data. 
Internet Explorer: Go to Settings, click Clear Browsing Data, select Cookies and Saved Website Data, and click Delete. 
Safari: Go to Preferences, click Security, click Show Cookies, click Delete All, or select one or more cookies and click Delete. 
Mozilla Firefox: Go to the menu and choose Options, select Privacy, choose use custom settings for History at Firefox, click on Show Cookies, click on Delete All Cookies, or select one or more cookies and click on Delete Selected. 

Is your web browser not included? Or have the settings changed in the meantime? Then use the help or search function of your Internet browser. 
 
Changes 
We can change the information in this cookie statement without notice. Changes are required, for example, if we modify our website or if the legislation is modified. We encourage you to check regularly if the information provided and the text of this cookie statement have been changed. 

 
Investment Academy B.V. and other websites 

Investment Academy B.V. websites contain some links to other websites. Investment Academy B.V. cannot accept any liability for the handling of your information by these parties. For further information, please read the privacy statement (if available) of the website you are visiting. 

 
Amendments 

Investment Academy B.V. reserves the right to make amendments to this privacy statement. Please check this privacy statement regularly for the latest version of Investment Academy B.V.'s privacy policy. 

This document was last updated on 24th of May, 2018 

 




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