Fundamental Analysis

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Fundamental Analysis is simply the process of identifying and understanding the "factual reasons" why the market is moving in the direction that it is currently moving within the overall trend. This is in contrast to simply identifying that a trend or price move has already happened. Identifying that a market has already had a price move is the job of Technical Analysis which is all backward-looking. Understanding why a particular currency or market is moving is the job of fundamental analysis which is forward-looking and allows you to use this information to try and predict where prices might go in the near future.

Fundamental Analysis is an extremely underserved subject when it comes to retail traders and how they obtain their trading knowledge. In this Wiki, we will explore all the various aspects of fundamental analysis and how you can apply that to your own trading for improved performance.


This Wiki is a part of our Essential Forex Trading Guide. Be sure to check that out HERE.



Introduction to Fundamental Analysis

The Basics of Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental Analysis goes far beyond a simple Technical Analysis approach which is what the typical retail trader will use to make their trading decisions. Understanding Fundamental Analysis will give you more conviction because you can have confidence that you are trading the real reasons why the market is moving rather than simply guessing by using some variation of chart pattern or indicator to make your trading decisions. In this Wiki, we will explore The Basics of Fundamental Analysis including:


You can access the main Wiki for The Basics of Fundamental Analysis HERE.


Objections to Fundamental Analysis

There are many Traders that are opposed to the concept of Fundamental Analysis. There are various reasons for this but what we will do in this Wiki is point out a few of the most popular objections and then provide some context on why they may not be well-founded objections including:


You can access the main Wiki for Objections to Fundamental Analysis HERE.


Institutional and Retail Traders

There is a big difference in the way that a retail trader approaches the Forex or any other financial market from how a professional institutional trader will go about navigating them. In the following Wiki, we will explore concepts such as:


You can access the main Wiki for Institutional and Retail Traders HERE.


Fundamental Supply and Demand

When discussing fundamental analysis there are some core principles that we need to be aware of. Supply and demand are at the heart of fundamental moves in all markets including Forex. In the following Wiki we will explore:


You can access the main Wiki for Fundamental Supply and Demand HERE.


Sentiment Analysis Overview from a Fundamental Perspective

Fundamental Analysis and Sentiment Analysis are two of the most important subjects in Forex trading. In this Wiki, we will take a Sentiment Analysis Overview from a Fundamental Perspective and explore some ways to trade them including:

You can access the main Wiki for Sentiment Analysis Overview from a Fundamental Perspective HERE.


Exchange Rates

Exchange rates are an important aspect of understanding the full spectrum of fundamental analysis which is why we created a separate Wiki devoted entirely to Exchange rates. In the following Wiki, we will explore:


The main page for Exchange rates is found here: Exchange rates


Money Supply

We have a separate Wiki on Money Supply so please click on the links to take you to those specific Wikis to obtain this information.

The main page for Money Supply is found here: Money Supply.


Intermaket Analysis

To get a good grip on financial trading we need to take a few minutes out to look at something called "Intermarket Analysis" and how various asset classes and markets relate to each other. In the following Wiki on Intermaket Analysis we will cover subjects such as:

The main Wiki on Intermaket Analysis can be found HERE.


Advanced Fundamental Analysis

Fundamentals and Sentiment

In the following Wiki, we will explore what both fundamentals and sentiment are and build and expand on previous information from our Fundamental Analysis Wiki.

You can access the main Wiki for Fundamentals and Sentiment HERE.


Central Banks

Central Banks are so important to the Forex market and all other financial markets that we have devoted an entire in-depth Wiki to all things Central Banks. In the following Wiki on Central Banks we will explore:


The main Wiki page for Central Banks is found here: Central Banks


Economic Data Releases

Just like Central Banks, Economic Data Releases are so important to all financial markets that we have created a separate Wiki for them. In the following Wiki we will explore:


The main Wiki page for Economic Data Releases is found here: Economic Data Releases


How the Forex Market Relates to other Markets

The Forex market relates to other financial markets in various ways. In this Wiki, we will explore how different markets relate to and affect the Forex market including:


You can access the main Wiki for How the Forex Market Relates to other Markets HERE.


Economic Cycles

Economic Cycles are such an important and vast subject that we have a separate Wiki dedicated to all things on Economic Cycles. In the following Wiki on Economic Cycles we will explore:


Please refer to the Wiki for further information on Economic Cycles.


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