In trading on Tuesday, shares of the iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $9.71 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 MSCI Global Gold Miners, the RSI reading has hit 29.9 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 61.8.
A bullish investor could look at RING's 29.9 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), RING's low point in its 52 week range is $8.67 per share, with $12.76 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $9.69. iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners shares are currently trading down about 2.5% on the day.