IPU Crowded With Sellers

In trading on Monday, shares of the SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector ETF (IPU) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.48 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 SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector, the RSI reading has hit 25.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 35.8.

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A bullish investor could look at IPU's 25.7 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), IPU's low point in its 52 week range is $17.28 per share, with $20.45 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $17.54. SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector shares are currently trading off about 2.1% on the day.

SPDR S&P International Utilities Sector 1 Year Performance Chart

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