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 $11.10B. The average expense ratio is 0.87%. 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 $2.64B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Oil ETF was the BNO at 22.55%. 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

USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund43.01%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares42.31%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN40.87%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF40.75%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN39.81%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-32.73%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund-30.83%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN-30.74%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-30.40%
OILDProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF-30.31%

top creations

XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF386.83
OIHVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF267.78
IEZiShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF15.21
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF10.39
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil10.00

top redemptions

USOUnited States Oil Fund LP-188.92
IEOiShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF-74.86
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-55.99
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil-48.82
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN-46.04

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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