In trading on Thursday, shares of the PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio ETF (Symbol: BKLN) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $22.81 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 Senior Loan Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 25.3 - by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 38.0. A bullish investor could look at BKLN's 25.3 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), BKLN's low point in its 52 week range is $21.75 per share, with $23.96 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $22.81. PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio shares are currently trading off about 0.5% on the day.