| General Electric is a technology industrial company. Co.'s segments include: Power, which serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers with products and services related to energy production; Renewable Energy, which engineers and manufactures energy equipment and projects, grid solutions and digital services; Aviation, which designs and produces commercial and military aircraft engines, digital components, electric power and mechanical aircraft systems; Healthcare, which provides healthcare technologies; and Capital, which provides financial products and services that build on Co.'s industry capabilities in aviation, power, renewables, healthcare and other activities. |
When researching a stock like General Electric, 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 GE 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 GE 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 GE 200 day moving average ("GE 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the GE 50 day moving average ("GE 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for General Electric. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the GE 200 DMA and the GE 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("GE MACD"). The GE 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).