| Facebook is building products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices. Co.'s products include: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facebook Reality Labs. Co. sells advertising placements to marketers. Co.'s ads enable marketers to reach people based on a variety of factors including age, gender, location, interests, and behaviors. Marketers purchase ads that can appear in several places including on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and third-party applications and websites. |
When researching a stock like Facebook, 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 FB 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 FB 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 FB 200 day moving average ("FB 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the FB 50 day moving average ("FB 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Facebook. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the FB 200 DMA and the FB 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("FB MACD"). The FB 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).