BOILProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas
BOIL Fund Description
BOIL provides 2x the daily return of an index that measures the price performance of natural gas as reflected through publicly traded natural gas futures contracts.
BOIL Factset Analytics Insight
BOIL is a leveraged ETF, and like all geared products, is intended to be held only short periods; its not appropriate for buy-and-hold investors. BOIL provides 2x the return of a futures-based natural gas index on a daily basis. Daily compounding of returns can lead to the fund's returns varying significantly from the 2x exposure to the index over longer holding periods. Index returns reflect both the price changes on its futures contracts as well as any gain or loss from "rolling" those futures contracts. BOIL charges a reasonable fee for the leveraged commodities space, but fees are a secondary consideration for such a short-term product. Trading costs and volume matter more than holding costs in this tactical space. BOIL is a mixed bag here: its spreads are pretty wide despite strong volume, but some allowance must be made for the price volatility baked into a 2x energy product.
BOIL CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE
BOIL Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of BOIL. BOIL is rated a 5 out of 5.