| Franklin Resources is a holding company with subsidiaries operating under its Franklin Templeton®. Co. is an investment management organization. Through its investment products, Co. provides investment management and related services to retail, institutional and investors. Co.'s investment products include sponsored funds, as well as institutional and separate accounts, retail separately managed account programs, and sub-advised products. Co.'s funds include registered funds and unregistered funds. Co.'s services include fund administration, sales and distribution, and shareholder servicing. Co. also provides sub-advisory services to certain investment products sponsored by other companies. |
When researching a stock like Franklin Resources, 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 BEN 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 BEN 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 BEN 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.