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ProShares UltraShort S&P500 Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF (Symbol: SDS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $15.16 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 ProShares UltraShort S&P500, the RSI reading has hit 27.8 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 72.2. A bullish investor could look at SDS's 27.8 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), SDS's low point in its 52 week range is $15.16 per share, with $25.03 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $15.19. ProShares UltraShort S&P500 shares are currently trading off about 2.4% on the day.

ProShares UltraShort S&P500 1 Year Performance Chart

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