In trading on Friday, shares of the SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $23.5501 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 SPDR S&P Russia, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 38.4.
A bullish investor could look at RBL'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), RBL's low point in its 52 week range is $23.5501 per share, with $31.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.55. SPDR S&P Russia shares are currently trading up about 1.3% on the day.