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VMBS Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (Symbol: VMBS) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $53.34 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 Mortgage-Backed Securities, the RSI reading has hit 27.1 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 62.6. A bullish investor could look at VMBS's 27.1 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), VMBS's low point in its 52 week range is $52.53 per share, with $54.01 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $53.41. Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities shares are currently trading down about 0.5% on the day.

Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities 1 Year Performance Chart

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