The New Year’s rally has pushed a number of major Asia funds into overbought territory heading into midweek.
This week’s most overbought and oversold ETFs for Friday’s trading includes a long list of select funds including the iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index ETF, ILF.
Although U.S. equity index ETFs gained on Thursday, a number of country-based exchange-traded funds continued to move deeper into oversold territory above the 200-day moving average. Among them was the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund ETF, EWZ.
Exchange-traded funds favored the overbought side of the line today as the market swung bullish following Tuesday’s sell-offs. Among the most oversold ETF funds to watch for Thursday’s trading, we highlight the iPath S&P Goldman Sachs Crude Oil Trust Index ETF, OIL.
Contrasting Tuesday’s aggressive selling action, buyers entered the market in force Wednesday pushing health care related ETFs like the Vanguard Health Care Fund, VHT, higher by trading day’s end.
Oversold conditions were sparked across the board by aggressive selling during Tuesday’s trading. The iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF, IWM was among those particularly affected by the torrent of selling pressure, closing lower for the second consecutive day.
Selling pressure has moved from technology to the financials as exceptionally overbought ETFs like the ProShares Ultra Financials ETF, UYG pulled back by well over 1% to finish the week. By contrast, the ProShares Ultra Technology ETF, ROM fared much better.
Semiconductors, as represented by exchange-traded funds like the Semiconductor HOLDRS ETF, SMH, joined the pullback in the broader technology sector on Thursday. Exchange-traded funds like the Technology Select Sector SPDRS ETF, XLK, noted in yesterday’s 7 ETFs You Need to Know, retreated deeper into oversold territory above the 200-day moving average.
Day two of 2010’s trading saw the rise of PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF, QQQQ into overbought territory, placing it firmly on our list of exchange traded funds to watch for Wednesday’s trading.
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