Shares of PICB Now Oversold

In trading on Wednesday, shares of the PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio ETF ( PICB) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $24.05 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 International Corporate Bond Portfolio, the RSI reading has hit 29.4 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 65.4.

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A bullish investor could look at PICB's 29.4 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), PICB's low point in its 52 week range is $24.01 per share, with $27.41 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $24.08. PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio shares are currently trading down about 1.5% on the day.

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