IShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM) Enters Oversold Territory

In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF ( EWM) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $12.69 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 iShares MSCI Malaysia, the RSI reading has hit 28.1 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 48.2.

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A bullish investor could look at EWM's 28.1 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), EWM's low point in its 52 week range is $12.68 per share, with $16.32 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.69. iShares MSCI Malaysia shares are currently trading down about 1% on the day.

iShares MSCI Malaysia 1 Year Performance Chart

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