BOIL Crosses Critical Technical Indicator

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF ( BOIL) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $12.68 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 ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas, the RSI reading has hit 29.5 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 37.4.

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A bullish investor could look at BOIL's 29.5 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), BOIL's low point in its 52 week range is $8.80 per share, with $25.22 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $12.82. ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas shares are currently trading down about 2.5% on the day.

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