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Economic & Technical Analysis

Courses In This Course

This course covers the key economic and technical analysis techniques used in the financial markets. It explains the different types of economic indicator and how these are used in the leading financial markets. The course also covers the use of technical analysis to forecast future price trends, with particular emphasis on concepts such as charting and behavioral techniques.

Objectives

In this course, you will explore:

The key principles of Islam as they apply to banking and finance activities

The fundamentals of interpreting economic indicators to evaluate the health of the economy

The importance of national account statistics, particularly GDP, as an economic indicator for the financial markets

The use of leading, coincident, and lagging indicators to interpret and forecast the business cycle

The effect of the release of inflation and employment reports on the financial markets

The use of technical analysis to forecast future price trends

The principal technical analysis chart patterns

The principal tools and techniques used in technical analysis

Prerequisite Knowledge

A basic understanding of macroeconomics and financial markets is assumed.

Learner Profile

This course is designed for:

New recruits to banking and financial organizations

Trainee dealers and traders

Sales and marketing executives

Operations and support staff

Finance and accounting staff

IT staff

Compliance and regulatory staff

Personnel managers and recruitment staff

  •    ECONOMIC INDICATORS - AN INTRODUCTION

    Overview

    Economic indicators move markets. Whether you are an investor, consumer, dealer, broker, saver, or borrower, you will be interested in the future direction of the economy and inflation, the likely response of the central bank to these developments, and the impact on interest rates. Economic indicators enable analysis of economic performance and predictions of future performance.

     

    This course provides an introduction to the use of economic indicators in evaluating the health of the economy. It explains the key jargon, and covers important issues such as the collection and publication of data, the compiling of index numbers, the calculation of growth rates, the use of indicators for comparison purposes, and the secrets and pitfalls in interpreting the indicators.

    Course Duration

    75 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    No prior knowledge is assumed for this course.

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  •    ECONOMIC INDICATORS - NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

    Overview

    The key national accounts figure for the financial markets is usually the percentage change in real GDP in the most-recent quarter, which helps confirm the rate of economic growth. For this reason, GDP is sometimes regarded as the ‘holy grail’ of economic indicators. Because of the detail available in GDP reports, they provide comprehensive information on supply and demand conditions, including information on any imbalances that may be developing over the business cycle.

     

    This course looks at the importance of GDP as an economic indicator for the financial markets. Fundamental concepts and jargon that are key to interpreting national account statistics are explained in detail. The course also describes the general reaction of the various markets to GDP reports.

    Course Duration

    75 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    Economic Indicators – An Introduction

    Macroeconomics – Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

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  •    ECONOMIC INDICATORS - BUSINESS CYCLES

    Overview

    The national accounts (primarily GDP) are the most comprehensive measure of economic activity available, and are also the most watched data because they amalgamate into a single framework all the different aspects that make up the total level of economic activity. However, GDP figures are only published on a quarterly basis in most economies, so the data are effectively out of date on the publication day. Furthermore, GDP incorporates a complex array of different aspects of the economy, which makes it subject to random factors and ‘noise’ that can obscure the underlying direction of economic activity.

     

    Economists and market analysts therefore supplement GDP reports with a number of other economic indicators that are designed to interpret and forecast the business cycle. These indicators – leading, coincident, and lagging – are the focus of this course.

    Course Duration

    90 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    Economic Indicators – National Accounts

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  •    ECONOMIC INDICATORS - INFLATION &

       EMPLOYMENT

    Overview

    Inflation and employment/unemployment reports are major economic indicators that impact financial markets. The prices of various financial instruments often react sharply to fluctuations in these variables, particularly if the released data contains some unexpected figures.

     

    This course looks at a number of inflation and employment indicators in detail, and describes how these reports filter through to affect the prices of various financial instruments. A number of real-life examples from recent years are included to demonstrate how inflation and employment data impact financial markets in practice.

    Course Duration

    75 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    Macroeconomics – Inflation

    Macroeconomics – Unemployment

    Economic Indicators – Business Cycles

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  •    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - AN OVERVIEW

    Overview

    Technical analysis is the study of historical market action with the objective of forecasting future price trends; its practice is hugely influential in the market. This course defines technical analysis and analyses its advantages and disadvantages. It also examines the tenets of Dow Theory, which underpins technical analysis.

    Course Duration

    50 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    No prior knowledge is assumed for this course.

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  •    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - CHARTING

    Overview

    There are numerous chart types used in the practice of technical analysis. Using these charts, technical analysts are able to discern certain patterns that may have a bearing on market price. This course examines the types of charts used and identifies certain patterns, together with how they are interpreted in the market.

    Course Duration

    50 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    Technical Analysis – An Overview

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  •   TECHNICAL ANALYSIS - TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

    Overview

    Technical analysts use a number of tools and techniques in order to interpret price data. This course looks at such concepts as trend lines and support and resistance levels and their application. It also examines the meaning of volume and open interest and, finally, examines behavioural techniques that work in parallel with technical analysis.

    Course Duration

    50 mins

    Prerequisite Knowledge

    Technical Analysis – An Overview

    Technical Analysis – Charting

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