Workshop: “Technical Analysis of Financial Markets”

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The Interdepartmental Research Centre for Economy of Institutions (CREI) organizes with the Department of Political Sciences (DISCIPOL), Roma Tre University, in collaboration with Fit Group HQ Financial Training and Forma Mentis , the Workshop: “Technical Analysis of Financial Markets”.

The Workshop is intended for professionals and/or academics who have an interest in the study of the economics of financial markets and their operational strategies. The notice and its educational and scientific program are available on the website of CREI at and on the website of DISCIPOL,

Purpose of the Workshop

The Workshop aims to provide the basics of technical analysis necessary for the processing of financial data of various kinds. Overall, it consists of three modules of thematic teaching, spread over five days of classes, making a total of 35 hours (Annex 1).
See the course program
The first module (14 hours) focuses on the prospects of the international economy, the exchange rates in the financial markets and the current strategies of central banks to get out of the global crisis. Introduction to technical analysis and basic financial instruments: market cycles, financial markets and the business cycle, the Dow’s theory, the Elliott’s waves. Graphical analysis: candlestick charts, point and figure charts, bar charts. Reversal patterns, continuation patterns and price. Analysis of the volumes and techniques for determination of the trend. The second module (14 hours) concerns the study of statistical models for the trend: trend lines, moving averages, envelopes, Bollinger’s bands and momentum principles. Momentum indicators: ROC, RSI, CMO, RMI, cyclical tracks, MACD, PWT. The design of an operational strategy, the determination of levels of input by media, strengths and gaps, the definition of price channels. The patterns of volatility and the Fibonacci’s sequence. Investor psychology and its implications in constructing trading rules. Financial markets in the long-term and intraday: implications for the analysis. Websites and recommended platforms for the operations. Money management and position management. Portfolio strategies with different instruments. Introduction to intermarket analysis. The third module (7 hours) provides the intervention of a professional trader. Following is the summary of the program and a real-time simulation of financial markets and forex.

Place, Duration and Articulation of the Workshop

The Workshop will be held in Rome, at the Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, via Gabriello Chiabrera 199, 00145, Rome (RM), Italy, for an estimated duration of 5 days of training for seven hours per day, beginning Monday, January 25, 2016 and ending Friday, January 29, 2016. There are seven hours of teaching per day (from 9:00 a.m. till 01:00 p.m., and from 02:00 p.m. till 05:00 p.m.). The scheduling and teaching activities can be changed, which will be communicated in advance by CREI. The issuing of the final part of CREI will be subject to the attendance rate of at least 80% of the lessons (each student’s time of entry and exit will be recorded). The list of admitted candidates will be available on the website of CREI and DISCIPOL.

Requirements for Admission

Participants must be in possession of a three-year bachelor’s degree at the date of publication of this notice. CREI and DISCIPOL reserve the right to decide whether or not to proceed with the Workshop if the number of participants is less than 10.

Terms and Submission of the Application

Candidates must send their up-to-date CV, no later than Thursday, January 21, 2016. Incomplete and/or wrongly completed applications will not be considered. CREI and DISCIPOL are not responsible for the loss of their communications as a consequence of inaccurate or incomplete statements of the candidate’s address, or resulting from a lack of or lateness in notification after changing to another address than the one specified in the request.

Participation Fee

The individual participation fee to the Workshop is EUR 800, excluded VAT. To finalize the enrollment to the Workshop the entire fee must be paid in a unique solution no later than Friday, January 22, 2016, by bank transfer on behalf of CREI, specifying “Technical Analysis of Financial Markets, Edition 1” with the indication of the following bank details:

# C/C: 000400014281
IBAN: IT05T0200805165000400014281

Withdrawal from participation at the Workshop does not exempt from paying the fee or gives a right to a refund of it. The fee is still due if the final certificate is not issued for lack of the conditions specified in paragraph: “Place, Duration and Articulation of the Workshop”

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Final Provisions

For scientific-organizational information please contact the Secretary of CREI (tel.: +39 0657335347; email:;

Workshop program –  January 2016 edition

(Any changes in the program and schedule will be announced as the need arises) Office: Department of Political Sciences, Roma Tre University, via Gabriello Chiabrera 199, Rome (RM), 00145, Italy

Date Time Schedule Speaker Hours
Monday 01/25/2016 09:00 a.m.- 01:00 p.m. The Market of Public Debt – Exchange Rates F. Forte (Sapienza University of Rome) 4
02:00 p.m.- 05:00 p.m. Spread Index – Balance of Public Finances – Austerity – Fundamental Analysis C. Magazzino
(Roma Tre University)
Tuesday 01/26/2016 09:00 a.m.- 01:00 p.m. Introduction to Technical Analysis – The Basic. Financial Instruments: the Model of the Market Cycle – Financial Markets and the Business Cycle – Dow Theory – Elliott Waves G. Prisco,
L. Jakimenko
(FIT Group)
02:00 p.m.- 05:00 p.m. Graphical Analysis: Candlestick Charts, Point and Figure Charts, Bar Charts – Reversal Patterns, Continuation Patterns and Price G. Prisco
L. Jakimenko
Wednesday 01/27/2016 09:00 a.m.- 01:00 p.m. Analysis of the Volumes – Techniques for the Determination of the Trend G. Prisco
L. Jakimenko
02:00 p.m.- 05:00 p.m. Trend Lines – Moving Averages – Bollinger Bands – Momentum Principles G. Prisco
L. Jakimenko
Thursday 01/28/2016 09:00 a.m.- 01:00 p.m. Momentum Indicators: ROC, RSI, CMO, RMI – Cyclical Tracks – MACD – PWT G. Prisco
L. Jakimenko
02:00 p.m.- 05:00 p.m. Investor Psychology G. Prisco
L. Jakimenko
Friday 01/29/2016 09:00 a.m.- 01:00 p.m. Interview with a Professional Trader G. Pezzulli 4
02:00 p.m.- 05:00 p.m. Strategy & Planning G. Prisco
L. Jakimenko







Scientific Committee: Francesco Forte (Sapienza-University of Rome), Loana Jakimenko (FIT Group), Cosimo Magazzino (CREI, DISCIPOL), Giuseppe Pezzulli (ex General Counsel Turning Point Global Investments, ex Legal Director BlackRock), Giancarlo Prisco (Trading Strategist and financial analyst at

Coordinator: Cosimo Magazzino (CREI, DISCIPOL).


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