Energy ETF Overview

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

With 66 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Energy ETFs gather total assets under management of $47.98B. The average expense ratio is 0.75%. Energy ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Energy ETF is the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE with $18.08B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Energy ETF was the KOL at 40.34%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Energy space was the American Energy Independence ETF USAI in 12/13/17.


GASXDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3x Shares45.91%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares43.35%
ERYDirexion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares36.79%
DUGProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas23.64%
DDGProShares Short Oil & Gas11.66%


GASLDirexion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares-37.70%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-36.74%
ERXDirexion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares-31.19%
DIGProShares Ultra Oil & Gas-21.33%
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF-17.82%

top creations

XLEEnergy Select Sector SPDR Fund686.58
IXCiShares Global Energy ETF129.48
VDEVanguard Energy ETF113.01
EMLPFirst Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund108.45
MLPAGlobal X MLP ETF85.02

top redemptions

XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF-181.52
ERXDirexion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares-70.47
AMLPAlerian MLP ETF-21.54
DIGProShares Ultra Oil & Gas-13.14
PXIPowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio-11.86


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%


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%

Features and News

New Record For US Oil Production 

U.S. oil production just hit a record high for the first time in nearly 50 years. Here’s what it means for energy ETFs.

Features and News

Why Commodities On Cusp Of Supercycle

Commodity expert shares his views on the asset class.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: Insurers Bring Own Assets To ETFs

Also, BlackRock calls for tighter regulation around geared products.

ETF Report

Options, Futures & ETFs, Oh My!

An investor’s guide to how derivatives contracts are used in, with and on ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

T. Boone Pickens’ ETF 'BOON' Proposed

'BOON' will cover equities that move in concert with oil prices.

ETF Report

 Sectors In Review

Sector ETFs exhibited overwhelmingly positive performance during the month.

Daily ETF Watch

IndexIQ To Thin ETF Lineup

Three targeted funds all have low asset levels.

Features and News

Gartman: Bonds & Bitcoin To Sink

Bonds are in a bear market and bitcoin will be in one eventually, says market pundit.

Features and News

Cheap Passives Dominated 2017

The passive tide continues to overwhelm active management.