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 38 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Oil ETFs gather total assets under management of $9.82B. The average expense ratio is of 0.87%. Oil ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Oil ETF is the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF XOP with $2.28B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Oil ETF was the DRIP at 23.47%. 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

OILXETRACS S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN11.94%
OILBiPath Series B S&P GSCI Crude Oil ETN5.99%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares4.06%
OIILCredit Suisse X-Links WTI Crude Oil ETN0.89%
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN0.82%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

SZODB Crude Oil Short ETN-11.73%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-8.56%
PXJPowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services Portfolio-7.71%
ENYGuggenheim Canadian Energy Income ETF-6.63%
DBRTAxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN-5.21%

top creations

OIHVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF73.83
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN71.07
IEZiShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF21.44
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil19.89
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares11.86

top redemptions

USOUnited States Oil Fund LP-230.93
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil-113.54
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-82.52
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF-67.08
DBOPowerShares DB Oil Fund-49.91

AUM WINNERS

DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN9.68%
DBRTAxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN7.09%
PXJPowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services Portfolio6.94%
OILDProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF6.19%
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil1.15%

AUM LOSERS

OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF-24.69%
DBOPowerShares DB Oil Fund-24.32%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-21.57%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-21.23%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-20.21%

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