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Introduction to Fundamental Analysis



In a market economy, price is determined by the interaction of supply and demand. The study of supply and demand is also known as "fundamental analysis." In this brief self-study course, you'll learn how to estimate a market price for commodities using the law of supply and demand as reflected in the "stocks-to-use ratio." The stocks-to-use ratio is a closely watched figure in establishing asking prices for commodities. In order to understand stocks-to-use, you must have at least a working knowledge of the economic theory of supply and demand. Supply and demand graphs are useful tools to illustrate these concepts.

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