What is Fundamental Analysis?

Fundamental analysis is a method that attempts to predict the intrinsic value of an investment. It is based on the theory that the market price of an asset tends to move towards its 'real value' or 'intrinsic value'.

Fundamental analysis in Forex entails predicting the price valuation of a currency and its market trends by analyzing current economic conditions, government policy and societal factors within a business cycle framework. Forex Traders gauge a country's economic state by examining macroeconomic indicators covering:

  • Interest Rates Announcement
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Consumer Price Index (Inflation) and Spending Indicators
  • Employment Indicators
  • Retail Trade and Consumer Confidence
  • Balance of Trade Surplus or Deficit
  • Government Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Visit our economic indicators page and learn more about the different indicators and their impacts on the markets.

Fundamental Analysis Benefits

Determining the intrinsic value of an investment

Identifying long-term investment opportunities

Fundamental Analysis Drawbacks

Too many macroeconomic indicators and indicator can confuse novice investors

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