Stock market analysis

Systematic research and evaluation of stocks, stock corporations and markets, as well as their economic environment.

The goal of stock market analysis is to forecast how the price of a security will develop in the future. There are two approaches to stock market analysis: fundamental analysis, which appraises a company's earnings prospects, and technical analysis, which studies historical price data. Each method uses various mathematical formulas to identify and predict upcoming trends.

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