In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (Symbol: BND) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $80.80 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 Vanguard Total Bond Market, the RSI reading has hit 29.0 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 68.0. A bullish investor could look at BND's 29.0 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), BND's low point in its 52 week range is $80.47 per share, with $84.92 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $80.98. Vanguard Total Bond Market shares are currently trading off about 0.2% on the day.
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