Course overview

Technical analysis (TA) has slowly become the preferred method to understand and trade European energy markets. It is the basis for systematic and algorithmic trading. It helps formulate timely and objective strategies without getting overwhelmed by erratic price moves and market noise. Keeping a cool head and gaining a birds-eye view of market developments is imperative for making profitable calls and to mitigate risk. It works in conjunction with traditional fundamental analysis but also works on its own by enabling rational, evidence-based decision making.

This comprehensive ICIS TA course is structured around the ICIS in-house methodology that will be shared with the wider audience for the very first time. The methodology incorporates chart reading, mathematical tools and ICIS insights.

You will be taught by the ICIS technical analysis team – the industry experts and proud finalists of The Technical Analyst Awards 2021 in the ‘Best Commodities Research’ category.

The three-day course is equally suited for beginners and advanced delegates and will provide everything you need to know about technical analysis – from principal concepts to practical applications.

You will conclude the course with a solid understanding of the most important trading decision making tools and how they are applied in the ICIS methodology. You will be trained to utilise the methodology, adjust it to your own demands and learn how to evaluate profitable opportunities.


Why attend this course

  • Deepen your knowledge of what technical analysis is all about as the course explores its historical roots, its difference with fundamental analysis, and criticisms
  • Learn ten different charting types and which ones are best to be incorporated into your workflow. Candlestick, Heikin Ashi, Renko, Point and Figure and bar charts are just some of them.
  • Discover all about chart reading as the course explains how to interpret big and small chart patterns, trends, gaps, support and resistance, price targets and much more
  • Understand when to use what mathematical tools in your analysis
  • Learn to incorporate Elliott wave theory, Fibonacci levels, and correlations into your technical analysis
  • Taught tools will be showcased in a live application

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Who should attend

The principals of technical analysis apply to all sufficiently liquid markets, making it the preferred tool kit for market participants in the energy, petrochemicals, and general commodities markets.

The course is suitable to all levels professionals working in the energy and petrochemicals industry who would like to get a solid understanding of technical analysis, including:

  • Traders
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Analysts
  • Category Managers
  • Strategic decision makers


$1,750 (+UK VAT at 20% if applicable)*


For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Jerricor Dayrit Asia/ME
Tel: +65 6780 4321

Ali Ahmad Europe/Americas
Tel: +44 207 911 1478

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.



All sessions will be accessed virtual from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device.

  • Live and interactive sessions

Understanding the relevance of getting access to information real time, the course will be delivered live including interactive sessions providing you with a platform to engage with trainers and other delegates.

  • Modular approach

The course will run over 3 days with a total of 12 hours of tuition time.



Marcello Kolax, Team lead – Senior Technical Analyst, ICIS

Marcello Kolax leads the technical analysis team at ICIS. Marcello is a certified
technician and obtained his qualification with the Society of Technical Analysts.
He has previously covered for ICIS the German and Dutch wholesale natural gas hubs.


Benjamin Chua, CFA, Technical Analyst, ICIS

Benjamin Chua is a technical analyst with ICIS, currently covering the energy markets. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He has been trading with both, investment banks and proprietary trading firms, prior to joining ICIS.


Fang Wei Lee, Technical Analyst, ICIS

FangWei is a technical analyst with ICIS, currently covering the energy markets. He has previously covered indices and equities for financial institutions during his time with a boutique technical analysis research firm.


The ICIS technical analysis team is a proud finalist of The Technical Analyst Awards 2021 in the  ‘Best Commodities Research’ category.


In-House Training

ICIS works alongside our clients to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We will pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

To enquire about in-house training for this course please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.

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