In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares ETF (RUSS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $15.64 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 Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares, the RSI reading has hit 29.5 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 65.2.
A bullish investor could look at RUSS's 29.5 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), RUSS's low point in its 52 week range is $12.96 per share, with $31.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.68. Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares shares are currently trading down about 7.1% on the day.