All successful traders have a carefully thought out system that they follow to make profitable trades. This system is generally based on a strategy that allows them to find good trades. And the strategy is based on some form of market analysis. Successful traders need some way to interpret and even predict some of the movements of the market.
There are two basic approaches to analysing market movements, in both equity markets and the FOREX market. These are technical analysis and fundamental analysis. However, technical analysis is much more likely to be used by traders. Still, it’s good to have an understanding of both types of analysis, so that you can decide which type would work best for your system.