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Practitioners' Tools in Analysing Financial Markets Evolution

  • Mihaela Nicolau


    (Danubius University of Galati & Facoltà di Economia “G. Fuà”, Università Politecnica delle Marche)

In a chaotic and confusing place as world of investing is, the practitioners, who operate on markets every day, have continuously searched to forecast properly the market movements. More minded to financial speculations, practitioners analyse financial markets looking for potential weaknesses of the Efficient Market Hypothesis, and most of the times their methods are criticised by academics. This article intends to present the traditional tools used by traders and brokers in analysing financial markets, emphasizing on critical opinions and scientific works published on this argument by now.

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Article provided by Danubius University of Galati in its journal ACTA UNIVERSITATIS DANUBIUS. OECONOMICA.

Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 3(3) (August)
Pages: 83-104

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