PSAU Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Monday, shares of the PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ETF ( PSAU) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $20.67 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 Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 58.6.

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A bullish investor could look at PSAU's 29.4 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), PSAU's low point in its 52 week range is $17.54 per share, with $24.62 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $20.68. PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio shares are currently trading down about 2% on the day.

PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio 1 Year Performance Chart

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