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Used in the context of general equities. Technically too low in price, and hence a technical correction is expected. Antithesis of overbought.


In technical analysis, describing a security with too low a price. This means that the technical indicators on the security do not justify its current price. Technical analysts may recommend buying oversold securities, as they are due for a price correction. See also: Overbought.


Of, relating to, or being a stock market that has declined rapidly and steeply in the recent past and is likely to exhibit short-term price increases in the near future. Determining whether a market is oversold is difficult and is subject to individual interpretation.


A stock, a market sector, or an entire market may be described as oversold if it suddenly drops sharply in price, despite the fact that the country's economic outlook remains positive.

For technical analysts, an oversold market is poised for a price rise, since there would be few sellers left to push the price down further.

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But the move is likely an adjustment to a recent over-sold condition and the markets were not yet out of the woods, some analysts say.
This obviously means that many C-level executives were over-sold or were simply never brought down to reality of the cloud's ability.
She worries that these might be being over-sold in the commercial excitement.
But does that mean that what was once over-sold is now over-bought?
Bears sighed at the non pull-off from 150-day SMA for gold and 100-day SMA for silver breached Monday at which levels RSI was showing both the metals in the over-sold zone.
So he arrogantly over-sold British influence at a business lunch abroad.
THESE are often over-priced and over-sold by sales assistants.
Hang on, say the Conservatives and Lib Dems - the first three were over-sold and under-costed by the previous government.
New medicines are over-hyped, over-sold, over-priced and frequently do not represent value to the NHS," he argued.
Pills and surgeries are, according to numerous analysts, over-sold and over-bought.
Metal prices rose as the impact of a deluge of poor economic news faded and traders decided that hard-hit commodities looked over-sold.
When all's said and done, it simply means if you've over-sold yourself someone is going to catch you out.