Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ) Enters Oversold Territory

By ETFChannel.com, BNK Invest

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In trading on Friday, shares of the Junior Gold Miners ETF (Symbol: GDXJ) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $29.88 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 Junior Gold Miners, the RSI reading has hit 29.9 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 32.0. A bullish investor could look at GDXJ's 29.9 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), GDXJ's low point in its 52 week range is $29.33 per share, with $42.67 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $30.25. Junior Gold Miners shares are currently trading off about 3.6% on the day.

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