| MSCI is a provider of decision support tools and services for the global investment community. Co.'s segments are: Index, in which Clients use Co.'s indexes in various areas of the investment process, including index-linked product creation; Analytics, which provides risk management, performance attribution and portfolio management content, applications and services; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), which helps institutional investors understand how ESG considerations can impact the long-term risk and reward of their portfolio and individual security-level investments; and Real Estate, which includes research, reporting, market data and benchmarking offerings. |
When researching a stock like MSCI, 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 MSCI 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 MSCI 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 MSCI 200 day moving average ("MSCI 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the MSCI 50 day moving average ("MSCI 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for MSCI. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the MSCI 200 DMA and the MSCI 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("MSCI MACD"). The MSCI 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).