| Bank of America is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Co.'s segments are: Consumer Banking, which provides credit, banking and investment products and services; Global Wealth and Investment Management, which provides investment management, brokerage, banking and retirement products; Global Banking, which includes lending-related products and services, integrated working capital management and treasury solutions; Global Markets, which provides sales and trading services and research services; and All Other, which includes asset and liability management activities. |
When researching a stock like Bank of America, 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 BAC 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 BAC 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 BAC 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.