Fundamentals are the bedrock of share trading. It is extremely inadvisable to start trading equities or getting into an instrument before you have learned to understand Fundamental Analysis. Here we have everything you need to know about understanding fundamentals from the Price Earnings Ratio, unravelling a Profit & Loss account and so on to the method behind ultra-fundamentalist investor Warren Buffett's continual success.
To some, Technical Analysis, otherwise known as Charting, is examining the charts of historical trading data to draw out definable patterns which, the theory states, will repeat themselves. Thus, the technical analyst can use these patterns to set stops and take the inevitable profits at the right time. There are a large number of devotees to this science and many successful practitioners, but there are also those who see it as akin to reading tea-leaves.
For investors and traders looking for tips or techniques to underpin their own strategies, or those starting out looking for a solid base, we have a collection of pointers on everything from value investing to CFD trading to keep you on the right track.