PAF Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Friday, shares of the PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio ETF (PAF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $50.06 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 FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 25.9 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 44.4.

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A bullish investor could look at PAF's 25.9 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), PAF's low point in its 52 week range is $48.93 per share, with $60.88 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $50.06. PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio shares are currently trading down about 2.5% on the day.

PowerShares FTSE RAFI Asia Pacific ex-Japan Portfolio 1 Year Performance Chart

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