| Advanced Micro Devices is a semiconductor company. Co.'s segments include: Computing and Graphics, which includes desktop and notebook processors and chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), data center and GPUs and development services; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom, which includes server and embedded processors, semi-custom System-on-Chip products, development services and technology for game consoles. In addition, Co. provides development services and sells or licenses portions of its intellectual property portfolio. |
When researching a stock like Advanced Micro Devices, 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 AMD 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 AMD 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 AMD 200 day moving average ("AMD 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the AMD 50 day moving average ("AMD 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Advanced Micro Devices. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the AMD 200 DMA and the AMD 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("AMD MACD"). The AMD 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).