IPS Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Monday, shares of the SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples Sector ETF (IPS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $38.84 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 International Consumer Staples Sector, the RSI reading has hit 29.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 67.6.

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A bullish investor could look at IPS's 29.8 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), IPS's low point in its 52 week range is $37.54 per share, with $44.98 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $38.98. SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples Sector shares are currently trading down about 0.6% on the day.

SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples Sector 1 Year Performance Chart

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