Shares of MES Now Oversold

In trading on Monday, shares of the Gulf States Index ETF (MES) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $29.71 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 Gulf States Index, the RSI reading has hit 28.9 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 76.9.

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A bullish investor could look at MES's 28.9 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), MES's low point in its 52 week range is $25.53 per share, with $35.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.77. Gulf States Index shares are currently trading down about 4.2% on the day.

Gulf States Index 1 Year Performance Chart

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