Most traders will already have an idea about whether they consider themselves a fundamental or technical trader, based on the way in which they make their trading decisions. For technical traders, trading setups are completely chart-based, with recurring patterns and high-probability indicators allowing setups to be traded mechanically. For fundamental traders, the majority of their trading decisions will be based on the longer term, underlying trends which push markets higher or lower over a period of time. Other traders may utilise a combination of both technical and fundamental information to decide on which trades they prefer to take. Whilst neither way is better than the other, it is beneficial to know which way you prefer to trade in order to develop your trading ‘personality’.