PPLT Crowded With Sellers

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares ETF (PPLT) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $138.94 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 28.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 63.0.

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A bullish investor could look at PPLT's 28.8 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 $128.61 per share, with $151.51 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $139.00. ETFS Physical Platinum Shares shares are currently trading off about 0.7% on the day.

ETFS Physical Platinum Shares 1 Year Performance Chart

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