In trading on Wednesday, shares of the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF (Symbol: SPYD) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $36.26 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 SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 36.3. A bullish investor could look at SPYD's 29.4 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), SPYD's low point in its 52 week range is $32.3352 per share, with $38.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $36.47. SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend shares are currently trading off about 0.4% on the day.