First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FXU) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $21.96 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 Utilities AlphaDEX Fund, the RSI reading has hit 28.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 35.7.

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A bullish investor could look at FXU's 28.4 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), FXU's low point in its 52 week range is $19.44 per share, with $23.94 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $21.97. First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund shares are currently trading down about 1.7% on the day.

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund 1 Year Performance Chart

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