In trading on Monday, shares of the PowerShares Preferred Portfolio ETF (Symbol: PGX) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $14.49 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
In the case of PowerShares Preferred Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 23.1 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 35.6. A bullish investor could look at PGX's 23.1 reading as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side.
Looking at a chart of one year performance (below), PGX's low point in its 52 week range is $11.16 per share, with $14.95 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $14.50. PowerShares Preferred Portfolio shares are currently trading off about 1.7% on the day.
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