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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The euro is tricky as it's politically vulnerable, but very over-sold. The US Dollar will rise in periods of market fear but is a broad sell when growth recovers.
Nevertheless, the excess over-sold nature of the russian market together with slight upping of the american futures and the oil allowed the russian indices to get positive.
Consequently, the market reached a relative equilibrium and investors began to buy back some of the stocks that were thought to be over-sold throughout July.
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