In trading on Thursday, shares of the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF (Symbol: HEWG) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $27.33 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 Currency Hedged MSCI Germany, the RSI reading has hit 29.6 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 50.3. A bullish investor could look at HEWG's 29.6 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), HEWG's low point in its 52 week range is $21.13 per share, with $29.25 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $27.37. iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany shares are currently trading down about 3% on the day.
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