PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Tuesday, shares of the PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio ETF ( PICB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $28.8454 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 International Corporate Bond Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 29.8 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 48.5.

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A bullish investor could look at PICB's 29.8 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), PICB's low point in its 52 week range is $28.82 per share, with $30.91 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.96. PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio shares are currently trading down about 0.5% on the day.

PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio 1 Year Performance Chart

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