In trading on Wednesday, shares of the First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund ETF (Symbol: FXH) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $72.10 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 First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 68.1. A bullish investor could look at FXH's 29.4 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), FXH's low point in its 52 week range is $63.8401 per share, with $85.3074 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $72.32. First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund shares are currently trading off about 2.4% on the day.
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