India Small-Cap Index Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Monday, shares of the India Small-Cap Index ETF ( SCIF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $8.14 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 India Small-Cap Index, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 56.7.

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A bullish investor could look at SCIF's 29.4 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), SCIF's low point in its 52 week range is $8.14 per share, with $11.65 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.18. India Small-Cap Index shares are currently trading off about 4.3% on the day.

India Small-Cap Index 1 Year Performance Chart

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