KBW Insurance Portfolio Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Friday, shares of the KBW Insurance Portfolio ETF ( KBWI) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $62.43 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 KBW Insurance Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 29.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 44.4.

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A bullish investor could look at KBWI's 29.7 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), KBWI's low point in its 52 week range is $45.85 per share, with $66.58 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $62.43. KBW Insurance Portfolio shares are currently trading off about 1.2% on the day.

KBW Insurance Portfolio 1 Year Performance Chart