Global Stocks on Sale as Indexes Slump Into Oversold Territory

(Bloomberg) -- The global market meltdown has pushed stock gauges around the world into oversold territory in a replay of the rout in February, according to a key technical indicator.

From New York to Tokyo, equities have fallen too fast in a potential fillip for dip buyers, based on 14-day relative strength indexes that track the magnitude and speed of price fluctuations.

Typically, an index with an RSI reading below 30 is dubbed oversold while a level above 70 is considered overbought by traders who follow the analysis.

Global Stocks on Sale as Indexes Slump Into Oversold Territory

It’s a volte-face from January’s euphoria, when stocks jumped to some of the most overbought levels on record.

More than $6.7 trillion in value has been wiped off the global equity-market capitalization since late September, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, compared with $7.8 trillion in the February correction. The S&P 500 Index closed down 3.1 percent Wednesday, with October on track to be the U.S. benchmark’s worst month since February 2009.

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