In 2012 I commenced a YouTube video series – YTC Introduction to Technical Analysis.

For various reasons, this series was unfinished. Perhaps it will be completed one day in the future. Perhaps not.

The one benefit that this series gave me was a realisation that the work I can best offer the trading community comes in exploration of advanced topics. I have no passion for creation of “basic” trading education. I love taking you into the unknown and more difficult areas of trading knowledge and skill.

There is a TON of basic information already available. Much of it poor. But some of it good. Adding to the huge volume of basic TA material was simply poor use of my time and poor service to you.

I’d rather just direct newbies to the good material that already exists, and then have them come back here when they need to move to higher levels of expertise.

The series was cancelled for cost vs benefit reasons. And I removed the existing videos from public display on YouTube.

Well… I’ve had a few requests for the series to be available on my site, even though it would not be completed.

So here it is… (**27/1/2016 Update – The series has been made public again on YouTube due to a number of requests!)


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YTC Introduction to Technical Analysis

Table of Contents

  • Module 1 – Introduction
    • Introduction to Series
    • Aim of Series
  • Module 2 – Market Analysis
    • Aims of Analysis
    • Methods of Analysis
      • Technical Analysis
      • Fundamental Analysis
      • Other
  • Module 3 – Technical Analysis Tools & Methods
    • What are Charts?
    • Chart Components
    • Price Display
    • Multiple Timeframe Relationship
    • Technical Analysis Methods
      • Chart Analysis
      • Indicator Analysis
      • Volume Analysis
      • Other
  • Module 4 – Chart Analysis
    • Market Environment
    • Swing High/Low Structure
    • Trends and Ranges
    • Trendlines and Channels
    • Support and Resistance
    • Charting Patterns
      • Macro
      • Micro
  • Module 5 – Indicator Based Analysis
    • Classes of Indicator
    • Trend Indicators
    • Momentum Indicators
    • Volatility Indicators
    • Other
  • Module 6 – Volume Analysis
    • Principles
  • Module 7 – Other Forms of Analysis
    • Pivot Points / Fibonacci Analysis
    • Market Profile
    • Cycle Analysis
    • Market Internals
    • Inter-Market Analysis
    • Sentiment Analysis
  • Module 8 – Multiple Timeframe Analysis
    • How Multiple Timeframes Combine
  • Module 9 – Trading with Technical Analysis
    • Trading Methods
      • Mechanical vs Discretionary
    • Discretionary Trading Setups
      • With-Trend
      • Counter-Trend
    • Choosing Setups Appropriate to the Environment
  • Module 10 – Your Trading Strategy
    • Defining and Documenting your Strategy
    • Strategy Testing
    • Trader Development
  • Module 11 – An Introduction to Advanced Technical Analysis
    • Introduction to the Advanced Technical Analysis topics to be discussed through video or webinar at


Module 1 – Introduction

  • Introduction to the series

  • Aim of the series



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Module 2 – Market Analysis

  • Aims of analysis

  • Methods of analysis

    • Technical Analysis

    • Fundamental Analysis

    • Other



Additional Resources:


Module 3 – Technical Analysis Tools & Methods

  • What Are Charts?

  • Chart Components

  • Price Display

  • Multiple Timeframe Relationship

  • An Intro to the Methods of Technical Analysis



Additional Resources:

Related Articles:


Module 4a – Chart Analysis – Market Environment

Part A – Market Environment

  • A Model for Defining the Market Environment

  • Accumulation

  • Mark-Up

  • Distribution

  • Mark-Down

  • Alternate Models

  • Deficiencies

  • A Simplified Model




Module 4b – Chart Analysis – Swing High/Low Structure

Part B – The Swing High/Low Structure

  • Price Swings

  • Discretionary or Mechanical

  • Swing Highs

  • Swing Lows

  • Swing High & Low Variations

  • Chart Examples

  • Summary

  • Homework




Module 4c – Chart Analysis – Trends & Ranges

Part C – Trends & Ranges

  • Trend – Concept

  • Range – Concept

  • Why is Trend/Range Analysis Important?

  • Trend – Definition

  • Swing Highs & Lows

  • Trend – Uptrend

  • Trend – Downtrend

  • Range – Definition

  • Examples

  • Reality is rarely textbook perfect!

  • Homework

  • Summary



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Or see here for MUCH more information:


Module 4d – Chart Analysis – Trendlines & Channels

Part D – Trendlines and Channels

  • Defining the Trend

  • Trendlines

  • Uptrend

  • Downtrend

  • Sideways Trend / Trading Range

  • Characteristics of a Trendline – Direction, Angle of Slope, Length, Number of Touches

  • Examples

  • Historical vs Real-Time

  • Trendlines at the Hard Right Edge

  • Examples

  • Channels

  • Examples

  • Summary

  • Homework




Module 4e – Chart Analysis – Support & Resistance

Part E – Support and Resistance

  • Support

  • Resistance

  • Change of Polarity

  • Identifying S/R

  • Marking up Charts

  • Strength / Weakness of S/R

  • How we use S/R

  • Examples – Identifying S/R

  • Examples – S/R & Price Interaction

  • Alternate Methods of S/R

  • Homework

  • Summary

  • Advanced S/R Concepts



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Module 4f – Chart Analysis – Charting Patterns – Macro

Part F – Chart Patterns (Macro)

  • What are Chart Patterns

  • Macro vs Micro

  • The Aim of using Chart Patterns

  • Stages of a Pattern

  • The Types of Pattern

  • Double Top

  • Double Bottom

  • Triple Top

  • Triple Bottom

  • Head and Shoulders

  • Inverted Head and Shoulders

  • Symmetrical Triangle

  • Ascending Triangle

  • Descending Triangle

  • Rectangle

  • Flag

  • Pennant

  • Rising Wedge

  • Falling Wedge

  • Homework

  • Summary



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Unfinished Modules:

Module 4g – Chart Analysis – Charting Patterns – Micro

Module 5 – Indicator Analysis

Module 6 – Volume Analysis

Module 7 – Other Forms of Analysis

Module 8 – Multiple Timeframe Analysis

Module 9 – Trading With TA

Module 10 – Your Trading Strategy

Module 11 – An Introduction to Advanced Technical Analysis


Lance Beggs

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    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you liked the series. Unfortunately at this stage I have no plans to complete the series. Please see the first few paragraphs in the post for an explanation. Sorry for this inconvenience.

  1. Thank you. It makes sense. Can you please point me to good material online. I have reviewed a lot and could not find reasonable one yet.

  2. Hi Lance,,
    God bless you for your awesome works. Please work on the next modules cause you the best lecturer on this.

  3. Hi Lance,

    Thanks for creating such an outstanding content, found this very helpful. My kind request, please work on remaining series when you find some free time. Thanks again.

  4. Hey Lance, first of all thank you for creating this course and sharing your experience, knowledge and skills with us all.

    I hope some day you will complete the series and complete the journey of being your trading Coach ?

    1. Thanks James. I appreciate the feedback. I wouldn’t say that I’ll never complete this series. But the fact still remains that the internet is filled with beginner’s TA information. I feel my time is better spent working on more advanced ideas.
      Cheers, Lance.

  5. I don’t know how to appreciate you lance. You define meaning and fundamental of markets.
    God bless you good man.
    Your educations are enough to be a successful trader with constant profit in markets. Meysam godgiven, thanks you lance from iran.
    Please continue unfinished analysis, we need it.

    1. Thank you Meysam, I appreciate the kind words. Perhaps one day I will have time to finish off the old video series. Until then, I hope you get value from my blog posts.
      Best of luck with your trading,

      1. Love from India, Lance.
        When will u start the next series..
        I am waiting and thanks for such a wonderful presentation. Literally, I learned a lot through your presentation

        1. Thank you Akash. I’m pleased you found value in this video series. As to future videos – no current plans, but who knows what the future holds? Maybe one day.

  6. Hi Lance,

    Greetings, love and best wishes from Pakistan.

    May almighty bless you for your amazing efforts. Please spare some time for the next modules cause your way of explaining things is not easily available on the internet.
    Maybe you feel that this is not worth of your time but trust me it is for most of the people like me.
    Looking forward to see more modules, wish you good luck and thanks once again!


    1. Hi Muhammad,

      Thank you for your amazing feedback. I’m really pleased that you’ve found this video series so valuable. I honestly do not have time right now to devote to this project. But I will not rule it out for future completion. One day!

      Thanks again. And best of luck with your trading.


  7. Dear sir a big of you and your teaching style i am a newbie here and gone through your introduction to technical analysis series and looking forward to buy your YTC action trader but do i need to do more apart from introduction to technical analysis if yes kindly point me some sites as i am unable to do so.. your big fun 🙂

    1. Hi Amrit,

      As a prerequisite for the YTC Price Action Trader I typically recommend (a) familiarity with standard technical analysis methods (this video series should be sufficient) and (b) a minimum of six months experience in the markets. If you have this experience then you should have no problems with my course. Otherwise, find a demo or sim account for your chosen market and attempt to trade with standard methods of TA. Firstly just to become comfortable with the process of charting and trade decision making. But secondly also to come to the realisation that standard TA by itself is not enough.

      Best of luck,

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