SUB Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Friday, shares of the iShares Short-Term National Muni Bond ETF (Symbol: SUB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $106.4352 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 Short-Term National Muni Bond, the RSI reading has hit 27.0 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 58.8. A bullish investor could look at SUB's 27.0 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), SUB's low point in its 52 week range is $104.25 per share, with $107.21 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $106.45. iShares Short-Term National Muni Bond shares are currently trading off about 0.1% on the day.

iShares Short-Term National Muni Bond 1 Year Performance Chart

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