First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Monday, shares of the First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund ETF ( FXU) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $22.52 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 First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund, the RSI reading has hit 29.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 41.8.

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A bullish investor could look at FXU's 29.7 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), FXU's low point in its 52 week range is $21.96 per share, with $25.83 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $22.60. First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund shares are currently trading down about 0.5% on the day.

First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund 1 Year Performance Chart

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