UVXY Crowded With Sellers

In trading on Monday, shares of the ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $8.33 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 ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures, the RSI reading has hit 28.0 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 63.4.

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A bullish investor could look at UVXY's 28.0 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), UVXY's low point in its 52 week range is $8.33 per share, with $56.28 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $8.37. ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures shares are currently trading off about 7.8% on the day.

ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures 1 Year Performance Chart

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