In trading on Monday, shares of the iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF (Symbol: KXI) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $57.87 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 Global Consumer Staples, the RSI reading has hit 28.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 31.4. A bullish investor could look at KXI'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), KXI's low point in its 52 week range is $52.79 per share, with $64.74 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $57.92. iShares Global Consumer Staples shares are currently trading off about 0.8% on the day.
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