| MarketAxess Holdings operates electronic trading platform. Through its Open Trading® protocols, Co. executes bond trades between and among institutional investor and broker-dealer clients in an anonymous trading environment for corporate bonds. Co. provides trading-related products and services, including: Composite+ pricing and other market data products to assist clients with trading decisions; auto-execution and other execution services for clients requiring workflow solutions; connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing; and technology services to improve trading environments. Co. provides pre- and post-trade services, such as regulatory transaction reporting. |
When researching a stock like Marketaxess Holdings, 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 MKTX 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 MKTX 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 MKTX 200 day moving average ("MKTX 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the MKTX 50 day moving average ("MKTX 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Marketaxess Holdings. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the MKTX 200 DMA and the MKTX 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("MKTX MACD"). The MKTX 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).