Proshares UltraShort Silver Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Friday, shares of the Proshares UltraShort Silver ETF ( ZSL) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $74.00 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 Proshares UltraShort Silver, the RSI reading has hit 28.5 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 58.7.

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A bullish investor could look at ZSL's 28.5 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), ZSL's low point in its 52 week range is $46.72 per share, with $116.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $74.46. Proshares UltraShort Silver shares are currently trading off about 7.2% on the day.

Proshares UltraShort Silver 1 Year Performance Chart

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