The two main approaches to deciding which shares to buy are fundamental and technical analysis. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages and there are many investors who choose to use a combination of both types of analysis to improve their investment decisions.
Technical analysis or "charting" is the study of price and volume behaviour in the share market in order to profit from future price action.
Investopedia explores technical analysis in a series of articles.
Download this tutorial for a basic overview of technical analysis if you are just getting started.
Chartschool will introduce you to the concepts, strategies and common terminology of technical analysis, as well as other financial analysis methods and important investing topics.
A comprehensive education site on everything related to technical analysis, including charts, indicators, support and resistance, Dow theory, trend analysis, trading styles and stock market cycles.
Take advantage of the strengths of both approaches and consider combining fundamental and technical analysis to inform your investment decisions.
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Developed exclusively for the ASA by Bill Dodd this 10 module video course is a great resource for investors. The course covers risk and the investment plan, fundamental and technical analysis, stock selection, money management, psychology and record keeping.