In trading on Friday, shares of the Proshares Short SmallCap600 ETF (SBB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $14.854 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 Proshares Short SmallCap600, the RSI reading has hit 29.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 72.6.
A bullish investor could look at SBB's 29.8 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), SBB's low point in its 52 week range is $14.854 per share, with $22.50 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $14.89. Proshares Short SmallCap600 shares are currently trading down about 0.4% on the day.