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Mapping The Markets by Robin Griffiths, Deborah Owen

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4 Stock selection

When it comes to choosing individual stocks, a “technical” reading of the share price is an effective way of identifying companies with upside potential, but you should not ignore the fundamentals of a company completely.

Technical analysis acts as a radar screen, picking up on the forces of supply and demand for any particular share or market. In this respect it is different from fundamental analysis. Fundamental analysts will try to put an intrinsic value on a company’s share price. Although they may be correct in their analysis that a share’s price is below its intrinsic value, they may have to wait years until the market comes round to their view. Unfortunately, patience is not one of the defining characteristics of ...

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