PCEF Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Friday, shares of the PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio ETF ( PCEF) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $23.35 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 CEF Income Composite Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 29.6 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 47.2.

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A bullish investor could look at PCEF's 29.6 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), PCEF's low point in its 52 week range is $22.80 per share, with $25.53 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $23.36. PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio shares are currently trading off about 0.2% on the day.

PowerShares CEF Income Composite Portfolio 1 Year Performance Chart

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