| American International Group is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is an insurance organization that provides a range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions and other financial services. Co.'s segments include: General Insurance, which provides insurance products and services for commercial and personal insurance customers; Life and Retirement, which brings together a portfolio of life insurance, retirement and institutional products provided through a multichannel distribution network; and Other Operations, which consists businesses held by Co. and other corporate subsidiaries and Co.'s institutional asset management business. |
When researching a stock like American International Group, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from AIG Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for AIG stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the AIG 200 day moving average ("AIG 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the AIG 50 day moving average ("AIG 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for American International Group. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the AIG 200 DMA and the AIG 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("AIG MACD"). The AIG MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).