In trading on Thursday, shares of the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (Symbol: VCR) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $144.36 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 Vanguard Consumer Discretionary, the RSI reading has hit 28.9 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 27.1. A bullish investor could look at VCR's 28.9 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), VCR's low point in its 52 week range is $144.36 per share, with $182.50 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $147.00. Vanguard Consumer Discretionary shares are currently trading down about 1.8% on the day.
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