| Cincinnati Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in property casualty insurance. Co.'s market property casualty insurance group includes its subsidiaries, The Cincinnati Casualty Company and The Cincinnati Indemnity Company, which write business, homeowner and auto policies. Co.'s subsidiary, The Cincinnati Insurance Company conducts the business of Co.'s reinsurance assumed operations. Other subsidiaries include: The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company, which provides life insurance policies and fixed annuities; and The Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Company, which provides excess and surplus lines insurance products. |
When researching a stock like Cincinnati Financial, 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 CINF 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 CINF 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 CINF 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.