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Is the ATAA DipTa appropriate for the private investor aiming at long term accumulation?

If your objective is long-term accumulation, I believe that you need exposure to both fundamental and technical analysis. The courses offered by Kaplan are the best place to learn. It is better than the universities, because the Kaplan teach using industry practitioners rather than only academics and therefore their subjects have a more practical bias. Their courses are recognised academically and in the industry.

You should then continue to read on the markets, because you will find investment to be a life-long learning process. Reading widely is the best way to absorb the history, a perspective on the essential task and the alternative approaches that are possible.