Share this entry

oversold Syllabification: o·ver·sold
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈsōld/

Definition of oversold in English:

past and past participle of oversell.


Stock Market Back to top  
Sold to a price below its true value: technology stocks remain oversold and are considered ripe for buying
More example sentences
  • Well, as I said, the dollar can stage a rebound since it is oversold.
  • In our last publicly posted research note we made the case for a sharp rally in crude oil off the $40 lows on the grounds that it was oversold relative to the price of gold and that traders were overly bearish.
  • When it is used as an oscillator, a positive value indicates an overbought market while a negative value indicates an oversold market.

Definition of oversold in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coiffeur
Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
a hairdresser