In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares Global Telecom ETF (IXP) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $64.11 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 Global Telecom, the RSI reading has hit 28.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 38.5.
A bullish investor could look at IXP's 28.8 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), IXP's low point in its 52 week range is $56.80 per share, with $68.85 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $64.33. iShares Global Telecom shares are currently trading off about 1.9% on the day.