Energy ETF Overview

Energy ETFs invest in the equity of companies focused on exploration and production of energy.

With 65 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Energy ETFs gather total assets under management of $48.72B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Energy ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Energy ETF is the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE with $16.35B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Energy ETF was the CRAK at 47.62%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Energy space was the J.P. Morgan Cushing 30 MLP Index ETN PPLN in 06/12/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares10.28%
PXEPowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production Portfolio6.86%
CRAKVanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF5.18%
MLPSETRACS 1XMonthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure TR ETN4.85%
PSCEPowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy Portfolio4.78%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-15.61%
MLPQETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B-9.21%
AMJLCredit Suisse X-Links Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Alerian MLP Index ETN-7.99%
GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares-7.81%
AMZAInfraCap MLP ETF-7.30%

top creations

XLEEnergy Select Sector SPDR Fund247.59
AMJJ.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN155.74
AMLPAlerian MLP ETF96.69
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund91.68
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF60.52

top redemptions

IXCiShares Global Energy ETF-40.79
ERXDirexion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares-37.00
MLPIETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN-31.09
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-14.46
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-14.40

AUM WINNERS

GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares66.19%
FTXNFirst Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF31.21%
CRAKVanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF25.68%
TPYPTortoise North American Pipeline Fund13.69%
IOILIQ Global Oil Small Cap ETF12.50%

AUM LOSERS

GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares-23.94%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-21.57%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-20.21%
MLPQETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B-17.08%
MLPZETRACS 2xMonthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN Series B-15.79%

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