oversold

adjective
over·​sold | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsōld How to pronounce oversold (audio) \

Definition of oversold

: likely to show a rise in price because of prior heavy selling and accompanying decline in price an oversold stock

Examples of oversold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a way, the whole thing is a microcosm of the season: probably dubious, a little oversold, but … interesting all the same. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 23 Nov. 2021 Notably, Manhattan prices have slowly fallen since 2015, and even dipped below the bottom support level, suggesting an oversold market. John Walkup, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 Very high values indicate the market is generally overbought, and low values indicate that the market is generally oversold. Tom Aspray, Forbes, 16 May 2021 But making Intel Corp an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Tuesday, shares of INTC entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $48.0149 per share. Dividend Channel, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 But making Vodafone Group an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Monday, shares of VOD entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $15.13 per share. Dividend Channel, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 But making UnitedHealth Group Inc an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Monday, shares of UNH entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $385.53 per share. Dividend Channel, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 But making Qualcomm Inc an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Friday, shares of QCOM entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $133.74 per share. Dividend Channel, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 But making Johnson & Johnson an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Monday, shares of JNJ entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $165.67 per share. Dividend Channel, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of oversold

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oversold was circa 1890

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28 Nov 2021

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“Oversold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversold. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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