Energy ETF Overview

Energy ETFs invest in the equity of companies focused on exploration and production of energy.

With 63 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Energy ETFs gather total assets under management of $29.16B. The average expense ratio is 0.72%. Energy ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Energy ETF is the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE with $9.97B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Energy ETF was the ERY at 26.14%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Energy space was the ETRACS Alerian Midstream Energy Index ETN AMNA in 06/19/20.

Top ETF Performers

NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN 87.96%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares 74.11%
NRGZ MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -2X Inverse Leveraged ETN 55.84%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 2X Shares 55.42%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas 53.76%

Bottom ETF Performers

NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -59.66%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares -50.12%
NRGO MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 2X Leveraged ETN -43.53%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares -41.96%
DIG ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas -41.14%

Top Creations

FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund 592.84
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 362.98
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares 230.29
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN 114.13
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares 58.96

Top Redemptions

AMLP Alerian MLP ETF -232.82
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF -186.79
IEZ iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF -66.37
OIH VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF -29.20
MLPX Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF -24.42

AUM Winners

FXN First Trust Energy AlphaDEX Fund 394.97%
DDG ProShares Short Oil & Gas 65.80%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas 37.23%
NRGZ MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -2X Inverse Leveraged ETN 36.35%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares 35.70%

AUM Losers

IEZ iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF -54.41%
AMU ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN -40.21%
NRGO MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 2X Leveraged ETN -35.68%
MLPR ETRACS Quarterly Pay 1.5X Leveraged Alerian MLP Index ETN -31.63%
AMZA InfraCap MLP ETF -30.71%

Features and News

Leveraged & Inverse ETN Extinction

Why ETNs with a leverage factor have been uniquely exposed to closure risk in 2020.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: ETF State Of The Union

Plus, the rise of the retail trader.

Features and News

Largest & Smallest ETF Handles

Share prices aren’t an investment consideration anymore, but they are interesting to look at.

Features and News

Robinhood's Favorite ETFs

The list of the most popular ETFs on the Robinhood trading platform reveals some surprises.

Features and News

Not All Energy ETFs Ride Oil’s Rally

Oil prices have staged a rapid comeback, fueling more upside in some energy ETFs than others.

Features and News

Not All Energy ETFs Ride Oil’s Rally

Oil prices have staged a rapid comeback, fueling more upside in some energy ETFs than others.

Features and News

Best & Worst Sector ETFs Of The Year

Sector returns range from as much as -34% to +5% for the year.

Features and News

How Oil ETFs Work

Each month, futures-based ETFs change their portfolio holdings. It happens sooner than you think.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: 2020’s Wild ETF Year

Also, the ‘ETF story of the year,’ record gold ETF flows and the investment case for airlines.