| Apple designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and sells a variety of related services. Co.'s products include: iPhone; Mac; iPad; and Wearables, Home and Accessories, which includes AirPods®, Apple TV®, Apple Watch®, Beats® products, HomePod® mini and accessories. Co.'s services include: advertising; AppleCare, which provides fee-based service and support products under the AppleCare® brand; cloud services; digital content, which includes App Store®, Apple Arcade®, Apple Fitness+sm, Apple Music®, Apple News+®, and Apple TV+®; and payment services, which include Apple Card® and Apple Pay®, a cashless payment service. |
When researching a stock like Apple, 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 AAPL 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 AAPL stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting AAPL RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.