| Ford Motor designs, manufactures, markets, and services a line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles and cars, including electrified versions, and Lincoln vehicles, as well as provides financial services through its subsidiary, Ford Motor Credit Company LLC. Co. is engaged in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. Co. has three operating segments: Automotive, which includes the sale of Ford and Lincoln vehicles, service parts, and accessories; Mobility, which includes its development costs for Co.'s autonomous vehicles and related businesses; and Ford Credit, which includes vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. |
When researching a stock like Ford Motor, 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 F 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 F 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 F 200 day moving average ("F 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the F 50 day moving average ("F 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Ford Motor. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the F 200 DMA and the F 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("F MACD"). The F 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).