FXZ Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ETF ( FXZ) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $31.98 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 Materials AlphaDEX Fund, the RSI reading has hit 28.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 48.3.

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A bullish investor could look at FXZ's 28.8 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), FXZ's low point in its 52 week range is $28.38 per share, with $34.52 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.09. First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund shares are currently trading off about 1.1% on the day.

First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund 1 Year Performance Chart

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