Research & Analysis

It's important to thoroughly understand any investment you are making, and research and analysis can provide the background information you need to make a confident decision. This section will provide insight into types of research as well as fundamental and technical analysis.

Types of Research

Discern between professional and primary research, and learn how the professionals break down company information to analyze investment potential.

Fundamental Analysis

Read about the tools of fundamental analysis including earnings per share, common valuation ratios, return on investment, liquidity ratios, other frequently used ratios and corporate governance.

Technical Analysis

Educate yourself on the basics of technical analysis including charts and trend lines, and discover the practical uses for more than 30 common technical indicators.

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