Shares of FFR Now Oversold

In trading on Friday, shares of the First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund ETF ( FFR) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $42.61 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 FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund, the RSI reading has hit 29.3 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 49.3.

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A bullish investor could look at FFR's 29.3 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), FFR's low point in its 52 week range is $38.12 per share, with $44.72 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $42.61. First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund shares are currently trading off about 1.9% on the day.

First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate Index Fund 1 Year Performance Chart