| Apartment Investment and Management is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, focused on the ownership, management, redevelopment and limited development of apartment communities located in the United States. Co., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, AIMCO-GP, Inc. and AIMCO-LP Trust, owns a majority of the ownership interests in AIMCO Properties, L.P. (the Aimco Operating Partnership). Co. conducts all of its business and owns all of its assets through the Aimco Operating Partnership. Co. owns and operates a portfolio of apartment communities in several states and the District of Columbia. |
When researching a stock like Apartment Investment and Management, 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 AIV 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 AIV 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 AIV 200 day moving average ("AIV 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the AIV 50 day moving average ("AIV 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Apartment Investment and Management. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the AIV 200 DMA and the AIV 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("AIV MACD"). The AIV 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).