In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Vanguard Industrials ETF (Symbol: VIS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $119.90 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 Industrials, the RSI reading has hit 29.0 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 29.2. A bullish investor could look at VIS's 29.0 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), VIS's low point in its 52 week range is $119.90 per share, with $151.35 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $120.11. Vanguard Industrials shares are currently trading down about 1.9% on the day.