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 $10.22B. 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 $3.11B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Oil ETF was the WTIU at 139.61%. 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 ETF18.05%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund17.49%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN17.37%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN16.96%
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil12.28%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF-18.87%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-18.59%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-18.20%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-18.13%
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil-12.48%

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

PXEInvesco Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production ETF84.10%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund75.07%
DBOInvesco DB Oil Fund51.74%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN36.80%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF33.81%

AUM LOSERS

DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-18.96%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-17.62%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-17.54%
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-15.37%
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil-8.80%

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