Oil ETF Overview

Investing in oil ETFs can be a complex endeavor. For most investors, even large traders, taking delivery of oil and storing it is simply impractical or impossible to do. Thus, oil ETFs have become a popular instrument with which to access the oil market. In today's market, investors can find ETFs that track the daily price of oil and that aim to mitigate the effects of contango and backwardation, as well as ETFs exposed to companies in the oil sector.

This channel is designed to help you understand oil ETFs, how they are built, how they behave, their objectives, their risks and their rewards.

With 37 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Oil ETFs gather total assets under management of $9.78B. The average expense ratio is 0.89%. Oil ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Oil ETF is the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF XOP with $2.90B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Oil ETF was the WTIU at 147.21%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Oil space was the AxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN DBRT in 09/14/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

OILDProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF24.95%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund24.79%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN24.52%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN23.94%
DBRTAxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN18.54%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-24.05%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF-23.97%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-23.45%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-23.34%
UBRTAxelaTrader 3x Long Brent Crude Oil ETN-17.04%

top creations

XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF406.34
IEZiShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF81.10
DBOInvesco DB Oil Fund69.71
IEOiShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF58.60
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF47.14

top redemptions

OIHVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF-93.46
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP-28.04
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-21.82
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil-17.22
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-12.08

AUM WINNERS

USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund93.65%
PXEInvesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF75.42%
DBOInvesco DB Oil Fund45.69%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF36.29%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN29.79%

AUM LOSERS

WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-26.51%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-26.02%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-17.80%
PXJInvesco Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF-13.13%
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF-12.20%

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