On a price
history chart, you can display technical indicators as part of the
analysis of a stock or a fund. The technical indicators available
Money Flow (MF)(The amount of money flowing into and out of a security,
calculated daily by multiplying the number of shares traded by the
change in closing price. If prices close higher, money flow is a
positive number. If prices close lower, money flow is a negative
On Balance Volume
(OBV)( A popular momentum indicator developed by Joseph
Granville that tracks whether volume is flowing into or out of a
security. When the security closes higher than the previous close,
all of the day's volume is considered up-volume. When the security
closes lower than the previous close, all of the day's volume is
OBV is calculated by assigning a positive or negative value to the
day's volume depending on whether prices closed higher or lower
that day. A running total is kept by adding or subtracting the
result from the current total.)
Convergence/Divergence (MACD)( A technical indicator
developed by Gerald Appel that signals overbought and oversold
conditions by measuring the intensity of public sentiment. It is
calculated as the difference between two exponential moving
averages. A third exponential moving average is plotted on top of
the MACD as a trigger line to provide buy and sell signals.
Relative Strength Index
(RSI)(A ranking of the current strength of a stock's price
relative to its past performance. RSI readings above 70 indicate
that the shares are overbought and the price is likely to start
falling. Readings below 30 indicate that the shares are oversold
and a rally can be expected.)
Oscillator( A technical indicator of overbought and oversold
conditions in a stock, based on moving averages and relative
strength. The simplest form is expressed as a percentage of the
difference between the high and low price of a stock in a given
Slow Stochastic Oscillator
At the top of the page, click Investing, and
then click Stocks or Funds.
Type a company name or ticker symbol in the Name or
symbol box, and then click Get Quote.
If Money finds multiple possible matches, choose a stock or fund
from the Search Results list.
In the left pane under Charts, click
At the top of the chart, click the Chart
arrow, and then click Price History.
On the chart's Analysis menu, click a
Under Technical Indicators, select an
indicator, and then specify the periods you want to chart.
For MACD, choose lower period settings (for
example, 10 days) for short-term analysis, and higher settings
(such as 50 days) for longer-term analysis.
For RSI, the time period setting determines the
indicator's volatility. Choose a lower setting (for example, 7
days) for higher volatility, and higher settings (such as 21 days)
for less volatility.
For the stochastic indicators, using the Slow Stochastic reduces
the volatility in the indicator and therefore may be easier to
interpret. In the %K and %D boxes, choose lower settings (for
example, 5 days) for short-term analysis, and higher settings (such
as 50 days) for longer-term analysis.
To remove the technical indicator, on the chart's
Analysis menu, click No Technical