In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (Symbol: IEF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $108.84 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 7-10 Year Treasury Bond, the RSI reading has hit 26.8 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 52.1. A bullish investor could look at IEF's 26.8 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), IEF's low point in its 52 week range is $105.02 per share, with $113.91 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $108.88. iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond shares are currently trading down about 0.7% on the day.
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