VNM Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the Vietnam ETF ( VNM) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.36 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 Vietnam, the RSI reading has hit 25.3 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 36.7.

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A bullish investor could look at VNM's 25.3 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), VNM's low point in its 52 week range is $15.35 per share, with $23.59 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.34. Vietnam shares are currently trading down about 2% on the day.

Vietnam 1 Year Performance Chart

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