QLTB Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate Bond ETF ( QLTB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $51.8601 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 iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate Bond, the RSI reading has hit 29.1 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 42.2.

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A bullish investor could look at QLTB's 29.1 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), QLTB's low point in its 52 week range is $51.8601 per share, with $55.30 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $51.96. iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate Bond shares are currently trading down about 0.3% on the day.

iShares Baa - Ba Rated Corporate Bond 1 Year Performance Chart