It’s a question that intrigues every trader: how can I find the hidden trading opportunity? Identifying the little-known stock that's about to soar – perhaps even the Apple or Google of the future – is an investor's dream.
Fundamental analysis can help you in your search. In this course we'll explain how you can apply its methods to drill down through layers of information and uncover the markets with potential value that others may not have spotted.
You'll learn how to:
• Evaluate economic data
• Scrutinise company financial reports and earnings
• Interrogate management teams
This will help you to discover which shares could be poised for growth and which may be headed for a fall.
What is fundamental analysis4 min
How does fundamental analysis work7 min
Analysing an individual company4 min
Evaluating a company's management6 min
Understanding balance sheets8 min
Analysing cash flow statements4 min
Understanding the income statement7 min
The pros and cons of fundamental analysis5 min
Example lesson: cash from financing
- Cash from financing
Here you’ll see details of the company’s corporate bonds and shares that have been issued or repurchased. Dividend payments to shareholders will also be listed.
So what can we learn from these figures? Well, as the saying goes, ‘cash is king’. Many analysts feel that cash in the bank is an important asset, particularly because it’s something that can’t be faked by clever accounting.