LEMB Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF ( LEMB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $42.66 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 Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond, the RSI reading has hit 20.3 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 59.2.

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A bullish investor could look at LEMB's 20.3 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), LEMB's low point in its 52 week range is $38.37 per share, with $46.35 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $42.72. iShares Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond shares are currently trading down about 3.9% on the day.

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