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Fundamental Analysis Course

Most traders make their trading decisions based on technical analysis such as price patterns, moving averages, indicators, etc. While these technical patterns are valuable, they fail to reveal the full picture. Incorporating fundamental analysis in confluence with technical analysis will help you get a clear understanding of the market.

What is Fundamental Analysis?

Definition:
Fundamental analysis (FA) is a method of measuring a security's intrinsic value by examining related economic and financial factors (Investopedia).

Basically, fundamentals tell the true story of the market - and how to potentially forecast it! 

Where Can You Find Fundamental Data?

Fundamental data is found on multiple websites. Here are our recommended premium and free resources:
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With the A1 EdgeFinder

The EdgeFinder takes fundamental data and creates easy to understand visuals. The tool then generates buy and sell biases based on the data received, simplifying your fundamental analysis!

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Dive into Fundamentals!

Dive into the 5 main concepts of fundamental analysis

Economic Indicators

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Learn how economic indicators can affect the markets. We'll cover these indicators:
Unemployment Claims
Inflation
Geopolitical Events
GDP Growth
Interest Rates
Deflation

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Monetary Policy / Tracking Central Banks

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Tracking what the federal banks do and plan to do is essential in a currency’s strength. In this lesson, we cover:
What is monetary policy?
What is hawkishness?
What is dovishness?

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Retail Sentiment vs Smart Money

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Sentiment analysis is fundamental in trading analytics. Most investors look to others to see what they’re investing in before they start investing.
What is a retail trader?
What is "smart money"?
How to Trade Retail and Smart Money Sentiment

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Geopolitical Events

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Geopolitical risks are factors that can affect the way nations interact with each other. These sorts of conflicts influence market sentiment or even a nation’s GDP. Depending on the type of conflict, certain markets can either suffer or prosper.
Ways of measuring risk
Impacts on risk-on markets

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Seasonality Trends

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Identifying historical “tendencies” in markets
Why seasonality is important to traders
How to trade with seasonality

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Learn How to Trade with Fundamentals

Trading with fundamental concepts

How to Trade Consumer Sentiment

Fundamental Analysis Guide
The University of Michigan consumer sentiment conducts a survey on about 500 consumers to get an understanding of how they are feeling about current and future economic conditions.
Why Consumer Sentiment Matter
How this Impacts Stocks
How this Impacts USD
How this Impacts Gold

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How to Trade Oil

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Oil is a commodity that the world relies on heavily to fuel ships, planes, & cars. However, only select areas of the world are able to supply oil. Because of its limited supply, oil's price can fluctuate heavily on fundamentals. 
Fundamental / Macro Drivers
Technical Behaviors
Oil Trading Strategy

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How to Trade CPI Data like a PRO

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Inflation is a key economic indicator that provides valuable insights into the broader economic landscape. By understanding and interpreting inflation data, traders can make more informed decisions and navigate the markets with greater confidence and success.
What is inflation?
What is CPI?
How to measure inflation
How to trade inflation

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Mastering Gold Trading

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Trading gold can be an exhilarating yet challenging endeavor. With its unique characteristics and historical significance, gold presents traders with ample opportunities for profit, but also carries inherent risks. To navigate the gold market effectively, it's crucial to arm yourself with the right strategies and insights. Here are three essential tips to help you master gold trading:
3 tips for trading gold

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How to Trade Interest Rate Data like a PRO

Fundamental Analysis Guide
Interest rates play a crucial role in shaping economic conditions and financial markets, making them a key focus for traders worldwide. As central banks adjust interest rates to manage inflation and stimulate growth, traders closely monitor these changes for potential trading opportunities and to gauge market sentiment.
The relationship between rates and growth
why rates arent kept low
Central bank oversight / inflationary cycle
Utilizing interest rates in trading

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How to Trade PPI Data like a PRO

Fundamental Analysis Guide
PPI data is important to traders because it provides insight into inflation trends by measuring the average change in selling prices received by domestic producers for their output. This information helps traders anticipate potential shifts in monetary policy and market conditions, allowing for more informed trading decisions.
What Is PPI?
Why Does It Matter To Traders?
When Is It Reported?
How It Impacts Markets
PPI Trading Strategy

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How to Trade PMI Data like a PRO

Fundamental Analysis Guide
The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) is a critical economic indicator that provides valuable insights into the health of the economy. As a lead indicator, the PMI reflects the outlook of purchasing managers, which can signal whether the economy is expanding or contracting. This makes PMI data essential for traders looking to anticipate market movements.
What is PMI?
How to read the index

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How to Use Fundamental Analysis in Forex: Free Course!

Forex fundamental explained: how to trade gDP growth like a pro!

Mastering fundamental analysis in forex: the ultimate guide!

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There is a significant degree of risk involved in trading securities. With respect to foreign exchange trading, there is considerable risk exposure, including but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or currency pair. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading in CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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