In trading on Friday, shares of the Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETF (Symbol: VONG) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $127.73 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 Russell 1000 Growth, the RSI reading has hit 26.1 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 22.0. A bullish investor could look at VONG's 26.1 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), VONG's low point in its 52 week range is $127.53 per share, with $161.07 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $128.09. Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth shares are currently trading off about 3.3% on the day.