| State Street is a financial holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides a range of financial products and services to institutional investors. Co.'s Investment Servicing line of business performs custody and related functions, such as providing institutional investors with clearing, settlement and payment services. Co.'s Investment Management line of business, through State Street Global Advisors, provides a range of investment management strategies and products for its clients. In addition, Co. provides a range of services and solutions, including environmental, social and governance investing, defined benefit and defined contribution and Global Fiduciary Solutions. |
When researching a stock like State Street, 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 STT 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 STT 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 STT 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.