Fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis is the process of looking at current, past and forecast company, industry and economic data and information to determine what a company's share price should be. This is often called 'intrinsic value'.

The underlying assumption of fundamental analysis is that, over time, a company's share price will reflect the company's intrinsic value.  It makes sense for an investor to buy shares when a company's price is less than its perceived value.

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What is fundamental analysis (FA)

ASX Fundamentals Scroll down the page to Lesson 10 
Investopedia Series of tutorials - American but holds value for Australian share investors
Stockcharts.com Series of tutorials - American but holds value for Australian share investors

What are fundamental ratios?

The Bull PE ratio explained
Switzer PE ratio explained
Incredible Charts PEG explained
Colin Nicholson BWTS PEG explained
Smart Business Explanations on a number of ratios