In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (Symbol: HYG) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $80.78 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 iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond, the RSI reading has hit 29.3 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 28.8. A bullish investor could look at HYG's 29.3 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), HYG's low point in its 52 week range is $80.78 per share, with $88.03 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $80.84. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond shares are currently trading off about 0.6% on the day.
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