IShares India 50 Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares India 50 ETF ( INDY) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $19.50 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 India 50, the RSI reading has hit 28.2 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 45.2.

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A bullish investor could look at INDY's 28.2 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), INDY's low point in its 52 week range is $19.50 per share, with $26.22 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.58. iShares India 50 shares are currently trading off about 3.5% on the day.

iShares India 50 1 Year Performance Chart
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