PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio (VRP) Enters Oversold Territory

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio ETF ( VRP) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $24.83 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 Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 29.98 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 46.0.

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A bullish investor could look at VRP's 29.98 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), VRP's low point in its 52 week range is $24.30 per share, with $29.29 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.86. PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio shares are currently trading down about 0.1% on the day.

PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio 1 Year Performance Chart

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