In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Proshares Short Financials ETF (SEF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $23.4919 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 Proshares Short Financials, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 70.3.
A bullish investor could look at SEF's 29.4 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), SEF's low point in its 52 week range is $23.4919 per share, with $35.60 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.51. Proshares Short Financials shares are currently trading down about 1.3% on the day.