| Nasdaq is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. manages, operates and provides its products and services in four business segments: Market Services, which includes its equity derivative trading and clearing, cash equity trading, fixed income and commodities trading and clearing and trade management services businesses; Corporate Platforms, which includes its Listing Services and IR & ESG Services businesses; Investment Intelligence, which includes its Market Data, Index and Analytics businesses; and Market Technology, which is a solutions provider to exchanges, clearing organizations, central securities depositories, regulators, brokers, buy-side firms and corporate businesses. |
When researching a stock like Nasdaq OMX Group, 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 NDAQ 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 NDAQ 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 NDAQ 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.