ETF Channel Staff - Friday, July 1, 10:59 AMIn trading on Friday, shares of the iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $17.99 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 Silver Trust, the RSI reading has hit 29.5 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 42.5.
A bullish investor could look at SLV's 29.5 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), SLV's low point in its 52 week range is $17.99 per share, with $24.90 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $18.14. iShares Silver Trust shares are currently trading down about 2.5% on the day.
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