Shares of IEFA Now Oversold

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In trading on Tuesday, shares of the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (Symbol: IEFA) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $59.57 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 Core MSCI EAFE, the RSI reading has hit 27.8 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 34.9. A bullish investor could look at IEFA's 27.8 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), IEFA's low point in its 52 week range is $53.36 per share, with $63.98 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $59.67. iShares Core MSCI EAFE shares are currently trading down about 1.3% on the day.


iShares Core MSCI EAFE 1 Year Performance Chart

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