In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares MSCI France Index Fund ETF (EWQ) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $23.13 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 MSCI France Index Fund, the RSI reading has hit 29.0 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 35.3.
A bullish investor could look at EWQ's 29.0 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), EWQ's low point in its 52 week range is $17.83 per share, with $25.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.23. iShares MSCI France Index Fund shares are currently trading off about 2.5% on the day.