In trading on Monday, shares of the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (Symbol: CWB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $50.23 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 Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities, the RSI reading has hit 28.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 29.6. A bullish investor could look at CWB's 28.7 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), CWB's low point in its 52 week range is $45.13 per share, with $54.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $50.23. SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities shares are currently trading down about 0.6% on the day.