MtM101: Mastering Dow Theory & Technical Analysis Foundations

Unlock the secrets of the financial markets by developing a robust investor mindset. This comprehensive course dives deep into the world of technical analysis and market dynamics, providing you with the tools and knowledge to make informed investment decisions. Whether you're a beginner looking to start your investment journey or an experienced trader aiming to refine your strategies, this course offers valuable insights for all.

· 10 January 2024

Course Overview:

Embark on a transformative learning journey in Term 1 as you explore the profound legacy of Charles Dow, the pioneer of technical analysis, dating back to the 1800s. Recognised as the grandfather of technical analysis, Dow’s enduring principles remain fundamental to understanding market dynamics. From mastering foundational principles to advanced trend analysis and volume dynamics, each lesson offers a comprehensive understanding of market trends and pivotal points.

Dive into Fibonacci fundamentals, divergence, patterns, and the psychological nuances of trading, aligning seamlessly with Dow Theory principles. Enhance your risk management skills through strategic planning, incorporating the 1% rule and confluency for optimal rewards.

Conclude the course with a dynamic one-day online masterclass, addressing gaps and dispelling misconceptions. Enrol now for a holistic education that pays homage to Dow’s historical significance, equipping you with the essential tools and insights for successful trading and investment strategies.

Course Objectives:

The course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Dow Theory and technical analysis, honouring the historical legacy of Charles Dow. The specific objectives include:

  1. Foundational Mastery: Acquire a solid foundation in Dow Theory and technical analysis principles, covering the essential concepts introduced by Charles Dow.
  2. Advanced Trend Analysis: Develop expertise in advanced trend analysis, exploring the nuances of market movements and identifying pivotal points within major trends.
  3. Volume Dynamics: Understand the significance of volume in trading through the exploration of Dow Theory’s Principle 5, incorporating Wyckoff techniques and On-Balance Volume analysis.
  4. Fibonacci Fundamentals: Unravel the intricacies of Fibonacci analysis, specifically focusing on the concept of the Golden Pocket for precise entry and exit points.
  5. Psychological Aspects of Trading: Delve into the psychological aspects of trading, aligning with Dow Theory’s Principle 1, and understand how market movements reflect the collective psychology of market participants.
  6. Risk Management Mastery: Master strategic risk management techniques, incorporating the 1% rule, confluency, and effective trade planning for optimal rewards.
  7. One-Day Online Masterclass: Conclude the term with a dynamic one-day online masterclass, designed to bridge knowledge gaps, address misconceptions, and provide a platform for networking and celebration.
  8. Application of Knowledge: Apply acquired knowledge in real-world trading scenarios, honing practical skills in identifying trends, making informed decisions, and managing risks effectively.
  9. Continuous Improvement: Identify areas of improvement through pre-tests and post-tests, allowing for continuous learning and skill enhancement throughout the term.

By the end of the term, participants are expected to possess a well-rounded skill set in technical analysis, be adept at applying Dow Theory principles, and have the confidence to make informed and strategic trading decisions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Novice investors looking to understand the basics of technical analysis.
  • Experienced traders aiming to deepen their knowledge and refine their strategies.
  • Financial professionals seeking to expand their skill set.
  • Anyone interested in understanding the forces that drive financial markets.

Course Features:

  • Interactive Sessions: Engage in live webinars with industry experts.
  • Practical Exercises: Apply your knowledge with real-world case studies and simulations using Vema.
  • Peer Discussions: Learn from fellow participants and share your insights.
  • Games: Reinforce and consolidate learnings through fun and interactive games & activities
  • Comprehensive Resources: Access a library of reading materials, videos, and tools.
  • Certification: Receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.


10 weeks (6 live-sessions per week, 7-12 hours per week commitment)


Craig Tapping – (MBA), an experienced business leader within South African and Australian corporate environments. 25 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in macroeconomics and technical analysis.

ASX Trader (Bachelor of Education, Certified Financial Technician – CFTe, Certified Elliotician Level 1 – CEWA), a seasoned investor and experienced educator in the financial markets, specialising in technical analysis and macro analysis.

Enrol Today!

Orientation starts July 15th, 2024, Class begins on Monday 22nd of July 2024 and comes with the following:

10-Week Comprehensive Program – Master the Markets

3 months access to Vema Trader

ACTV Bulletproof Mindset Program

1 x Online whole-day Masterclass

Embark on a transformative journey to master the art and science of technical analysis and understand the pulse of the market. Develop the mindset of a successful investor and navigate the financial markets with confidence.

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Course Includes

  • 12 Lessons
  • 63 Topics