FYX Crowded With Sellers

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund ETF (FYX) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $45.63 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 Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund, the RSI reading has hit 29.2 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 36.9.

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A bullish investor could look at FYX's 29.2 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), FYX's low point in its 52 week range is $37.41 per share, with $50.23 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $45.84. First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund shares are currently trading down about 0.6% on the day.

First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 1 Year Performance Chart

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