There are many tools to analyze financial markets and securities prices. Fundamental analysis uses a variety of approaches such as top-down economic analysis or financial statement analysis to forecast a company’s future stock price. Technical analysis uses price and volume indicators to formulate assumptions for future price action and make investment decisions. There are numerous indicators available to assess economic and market conditions. Economic indicators measure the direction of an economy. Market indicators measure indexes and groups of related securities. Technical indicators analyze price action. Charts and patterns are popular tools for investors to use when analyzing and forecasting price action.
The Analysis Handbook discusses the different technical and fundamental tools investors use to predict future price movements in securities, including economic and market indicators.