SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap (EWX) Enters Oversold Territory

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF ( EWX) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $45.20 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 Emerging Markets Small Cap, the RSI reading has hit 25.9 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 36.9.

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A bullish investor could look at EWX's 25.9 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), EWX's low point in its 52 week range is $43.15 per share, with $51.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $45.38. SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap shares are currently trading off about 1.4% on the day.

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