Fundamentals Analysis

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.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 26  Comment 
By Kapitall: There's a lot of analysis involved with investing, and there are two approaches when it comes to evaluating stocks: fundamental and technical. Fundamental analysis is all about figuring out a company's value, and it relies upon...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 5  Comment 
By Diamond Technology Management: Situation: Chegg recently announced second quarter earnings which showed strong growth in the digital segment with the company also establishing a partnership with Ingram to expedite their transition to an all...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 22  Comment 
By F.A.S.T. Graphs: Introduction On Monday a Wall Street Journal article reported that the hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has taken a more than $1 billion stake in EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC) and revealed that it intends to petition the company...
FX Street  Jul 9  Comment 
Fundamental Analysis EUR "A weak May trade release wraps up an overall disappointing month"... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.


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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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