In trading on Monday, shares of the SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $41.81 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 Wells Fargo Preferred Stock, the RSI reading has hit 26.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 38.1.
A bullish investor could look at PSK's 26.4 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), PSK's low point in its 52 week range is $41.81 per share, with $46.63 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $42.36. SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock shares are currently trading off about 1.4% on the day.