In trading on Tuesday, shares of the iShares Residential Real Estate Capped ETF (REZ) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $46.00 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 Residential Real Estate Capped, the RSI reading has hit 29.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 69.7.
A bullish investor could look at REZ'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), REZ's low point in its 52 week range is $45.83 per share, with $57.91 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $46.06. iShares Residential Real Estate Capped shares are currently trading off about 0.2% on the day.