In trading on Thursday, shares of the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares ETF (PPLT) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $128.61 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 ETFS Physical Platinum Shares, the RSI reading has hit 28.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 57.6.
A bullish investor could look at PPLT's 28.4 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), PPLT's low point in its 52 week range is $127.34 per share, with $170.78 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $128.80. ETFS Physical Platinum Shares shares are currently trading down about 1.5% on the day.