Proshares Short S&P500 Getting Very Oversold
ETF Channel Staff - Friday, February 1, 11:26 AMIn trading on Friday, shares of the Proshares Short S&P500 ETF (SH) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $32.00 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 Proshares Short S&P500, the RSI reading has hit 28.7 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 71.6.
A bullish investor could look at SH's 28.7 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), SH's low point in its 52 week range is $32.00 per share, with $39.37 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $32.08. Proshares Short S&P500 shares are currently trading off about 0.7% on the day.
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