You do not need to be an economist to understand the world of fundamental analysis. But you will need to understand each release, its importance, and what it actually means in terms of any impact on the currency, and how the central bank is likely to view this data in the context of developing future monetary policy for the country.
All central banks are tasked with developing a stable economy with steady growth, and to manage inflation to ensure it grows steadily to stimulate the economy. All of this is done using the blunt instrument of interest rates, and in the last few years increasingly with bond buying programs of various types. Now we are starting to see negative interest rates on the horizon as the central banks around the world continue to move into uncharted waters.
The world of fundamental analysis has changed dramatically over the last ten years, and as traders we have to adapt and change too, and in this series of videos and with the associated e book, we help you to understand every aspect of this exciting new world.
What You’ll Learn In Fundamental Analysis Module?
The module includes twenty one videos, twenty one video podcasts and one ebook. The ebook contains several worked examples of how markets reaction to the different news releases and will help you understand what to expect in the first few minutes of any release.
Then the book moves on to explain examples of historic data and the importance of understanding the data trend and how a release fits within the trend. In the next section we walk through a year in the life of the FED with a detailed description of the statements and how the markets reacted as a result. Finally we consider a typical day of news events and how the markets respond to each with a commentary.
By the end of the module, you will have a deep understanding of the dynamics of global and local economic forces which drive currency flows and currency markets daily. Every major release from every major country is covered with an explanation for each release as to the likely reactions in currencies, bonds, commodities and equities.
You will also understand how central banks develop their monetary policies and the tools and instruments they use, and those releases which are likely to have the most impact and why. Armed with this knowledge you will have a complete understanding of economic cycles and fundamental data, and as a result be able to understand and judge market reaction in the currency markets in all timeframes.
David & Anna Coulling have been involved in the financial markets for almost 20 years, both as traders and investors and are the founders and owners of Quantum Trading.
Their trading careers started in the futures market back in the early days before the internet, when placing an order meant calling the broker who in turn spoke to the floor of the exchange to execute and fill orders. A stressful exercise made worse by the general unreliability of the technology of the day.
Since then as a trading couple, they have traded virtually every market and instrument and now focus their speculative trading on forex, commodities, and indices, with equities primarily for longer term investment.
As independent traders they were fortunate to have started their journey, with understanding and then leveraging the power of the volume price relationship to determine market direction. This approach has provided the foundation stone of their trading approach which is then complemented with an array of trading tools and indicators.
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