In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Fertilizers/Potash ETF (SOIL) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $10.73 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 Fertilizers/Potash, the RSI reading has hit 27.6 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 34.1.
A bullish investor could look at SOIL's 27.6 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), SOIL's low point in its 52 week range is $10.73 per share, with $14.88 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $10.75. Fertilizers/Potash shares are currently trading off about 2.7% on the day.