Fundamentals Analysis

Benzinga  Sep 11  Comment 
Like we said in a recent post, people's confidence in their investing decisions seems to ebb and flow with the markets—everyone's happy during a bull run, but when things get volatile... Never fear, more help is here! We are going to pick up...
Daily FX  Jul 31  Comment 
Both technical and fundamental analysis are good filters for identifying strong trade opportunities.
Forbes  Jul 21  Comment 
David Iben: We believe in bottom-up, fundamental analysis. We view ourselves as owners of businesses, and we think the market is not entirely efficient. That gives us opportunities to add value. We find the current market especially inefficient,...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 10  Comment 
By Gary Jakacky: Talk to a Wall Streeter about technical analysis and you find they promptly assume you are looking at very short term time frames based upon exotic indicators like "Parabolic This" and "Stochastic That." They may even jump to the...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 15  Comment 
By Amber Lee Mason: It's one of the biggest disputes in the market... Folks who do fundamental analysis figure folks who do technical analysis might as well use tea leaves to make investing decisions. Folks who do technical analysis point out...
Motley Fool  Sep 14  Comment 
Technical analysis is tempting for a certain kind of trader, but another study adds to the growing evidence that it’s not suitable for most.


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Fundamental analysis of a business involves analyzing its financial statements and health, its management and competitive advantages, and its competitors and markets. When applied to futures and forex, it focuses on the overall state of the economy, interest rates, production, earnings, and management. When analyzing a stock, futures contract, or currency using fundamental analysis there are two basic approaches one can use; bottom up analysis and top down analysis.

The term "fundamental analysis" is used to distinguish such analysis from other types of investment analysis, such as quantitative analysis and technical analysis.

Fundamental analysis is performed on historical and present data, but with the goal of making financial forecasts. There are several possible objectives:

  • to conduct a company stock valuation and predict its probable price evolution,
  • to make a projection on its business performance,
  • to evaluate its management and make internal business decisions,
  • to calculate its credit risk.
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