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.

ETF.com Analysis

Surging US Oil Production Head Wind For Energy ETFs

OPEC may have cut production, but U.S. producers are quickly filling the void.

ETF.com Analysis

New Oil Funds Replacing Dying UWTI Differ

UWTI is still the largest 3x-leveraged oil product on the market, but it won't be for long.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Amplify Plans Oil-Hedged MLP Fund

Proposed ETF will invest in MLPs and take short positions in oil futures.

Features and News

Thursday Hot Reads: 10 Predictions For The ETF Industry In 2017

Analysts see the S&P 500 rising 10% this year.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Triple Exposure Oil ETNs Debut

UBS and ProShares partner on inverse/leveraged 3X oil ETNs.

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2016 A Record Year For ETF Closures

Factors other than lack of assets also sent some funds packing.

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Thursday Hot Reads: El-Erian On Potential Liquidity Crisis

Allianz’s chief economic advisor is not sure ETFs can deliver liquidity during a shock.

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Wednesday Hot Reads: The Best & Worst New ETFs

Retail ETFs may be about to make a comeback on the heels of a strong holiday shopping season.

ETF.com Analysis

Nadig: My Biggest 2016 ETF Surprises

Two funds represent the good, the bad and the ugly in the ETF industry