| Travelers Companies is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is principally engaged in providing a range of commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. Co. is organized into three reportable business segments: Business Insurance, which provides a range of property and casualty insurance products and services; Bond and Specialty Insurance, which provides surety, fidelity, management liability, professional liability, and other property and casualty coverages and related risk management services; and Personal Insurance, which writes a range of property and casualty insurance products and services covering individuals' personal risks. |
When researching a stock like Travelers Companies, 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 TRV 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 TRV 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 TRV 200 day moving average ("TRV 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the TRV 50 day moving average ("TRV 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Travelers Companies. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the TRV 200 DMA and the TRV 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("TRV MACD"). The TRV 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).