In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares U.S. Technology ETF (Symbol: IYW) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $180.93 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
In the case of iShares U.S. Technology, the RSI reading has hit 29.3 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 33.1. A bullish investor could look at IYW's 29.3 reading as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side.
Looking at a chart of one year performance (below), IYW's low point in its 52 week range is $148.42 per share, with $207.06 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $182.00. iShares U.S. Technology shares are currently trading off about 0.9% on the day.
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