Shares Of FRI Now Oversold

In trading on Thursday, shares of the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund ETF ( FRI) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.80 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 First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund, the RSI reading has hit 28.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 46.4.

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A bullish investor could look at FRI's 28.7 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), FRI's low point in its 52 week range is $16.57 per share, with $21.33 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.84. First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund shares are currently trading down about 2.1% on the day.

First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund 1 Year Performance Chart