Statistics vs fundamentals - which is more important? As we know there are so many variables which drive up prices, however, consider if we only studied the price trends (e.g. prices, number of sales etc). Wouldn't that allow one to enter in the 'rising' point of the market for any particular suburb/area? Seems like a very different approach to buying based on the 'standard fundamentals' such as increased government infrastructure spending, gentrification etc.