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 $10.25B. 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 $3.14B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Oil ETF was the WTIU at 146.41%. 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

UBRTAxelaTrader 3x Long Brent Crude Oil ETN33.68%
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares33.43%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN12.76%
OILXETRACS S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN12.76%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF12.60%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares-27.26%
DBRTAxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN-26.68%
SZODB Crude Oil Short ETN-15.97%
OILDProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF-13.52%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN-13.44%

top creations

XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF209.25
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN62.73
DRIPDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares62.33
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP12.98
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil12.78

top redemptions

OIHVanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF-104.80
GUSHDirexion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares-50.87
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil-31.15
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-27.21
UBRTAxelaTrader 3x Long Brent Crude Oil ETN-5.45

AUM WINNERS

OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF89.37%
XOPSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF26.82%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN26.39%
XESSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF25.85%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund25.15%

AUM LOSERS

USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund-48.59%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN-23.59%
DTODB Crude Oil Double Short ETN-15.94%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-12.66%
SCOProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil-11.99%

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