PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio Getting Very Oversold

In trading on Thursday, shares of the PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( IDLV) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $28.5332 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 S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 26.2 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 59.2.

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A bullish investor could look at IDLV's 26.2 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), IDLV's low point in its 52 week range is $25.63 per share, with $31.46 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.56. PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio shares are currently trading off about 1.8% on the day.

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