| Affiliated Managers Group is a global asset management company with equity investments in boutique investment management firms (Affiliates). Co. provides centralized capabilities to its Affiliates, including strategy, marketing and distribution, and product development. Through its Affiliates, Co. provides strategies designed to assist institutional, retail and clients worldwide in achieving their investment objectives. Co. provides boutique investment management services to retail investors through advisory and sub-advisory services to return-oriented mutual funds, Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities, collective investment trusts and other retail products. |
When researching a stock like Affiliated Managers 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 AMG 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 AMG 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 AMG 200 day moving average ("AMG 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the AMG 50 day moving average ("AMG 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Affiliated Managers Group. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the AMG 200 DMA and the AMG 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("AMG MACD"). The AMG 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).