Level: Beginner

In this section, you’ll explore the differences between fundamental analysis and technical analysis. Then, you’ll learn an important concept that traders need to understand—the difference between trending and anti-trending markets.

Contributed By: CME Group

Any thriving marketplace has two types of traders: market makers and market takers.

There are three key features traders will look for when considering entering a new market. Does the market offer a tight bid/offer spread? Is it liquid? What are the trading hours?

Fundamental traders do well when they can recognize the potential for a significant price move toward or away from equilibrium caused by a change in the underlying supply or demand.

Original study notes from CME Group Education

Original study notes from CME Group Education