| Visa is engaged in digital payments. Co. facilitates payments between consumers and businesses. Co. is focused on its proprietary network, VisaNet, to provide products and services. Co. provides a range of payment products that financial institution clients use to develop and provide primary business solutions, including credit, debit, prepaid and cash access programs for individual, business and government account holders. Co. also provides other services, including issuer and consumer solutions, merchant and acquirer solutions, fraud management and security services, data solutions, and consulting through Visa Consulting and Analytics. |
When researching a stock like Visa, 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 V 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 V 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 V 200 day moving average ("V 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the V 50 day moving average ("V 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Visa. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the V 200 DMA and the V 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("V MACD"). The V 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).