ProShares Short Russell2000 Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Monday, shares of the ProShares Short Russell2000 ETF ( RWM) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $51.035 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 ProShares Short Russell2000, the RSI reading has hit 27.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 60.4.

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A bullish investor could look at RWM's 27.7 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), RWM's low point in its 52 week range is $51.035 per share, with $73.97 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $51.50. ProShares Short Russell2000 shares are currently trading down about 1.6% on the day.

ProShares Short Russell2000 1 Year Performance Chart

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