Energy ETF Overview

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

With 66 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Energy ETFs gather total assets under management of $36.71B. The average expense ratio is 0.74%. Energy ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Energy ETF is the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE with $10.28B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Energy ETF was the GASX at 154.36%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Energy space was the First Trust EIP Carbon Impact ETF ECLN in 08/19/19.

Top ETF Performers

GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 75.57%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 63.81%
NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN 28.66%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares 27.00%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas 19.16%

Bottom ETF Performers

GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -48.77%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -44.45%
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -26.50%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares -24.50%
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF -19.07%

Top Creations

XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF 261.82
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF 150.57
MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 138.23
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares 42.90
MLPA Global X MLP ETF 37.04

Top Redemptions

AMLP Alerian MLP ETF -352.67
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -176.38
MLPI ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN -166.79
OIH VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF -81.96
IYE iShares U.S. Energy ETF -45.31

AUM Winners

MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B 484.28%
AMUB ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B 56.00%
NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN 31.82%
NRGZ MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -2X Inverse Leveraged ETN 20.91%
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares 10.61%

AUM Losers

DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares -55.13%
CRAK VanEck Vectors Oil Refiners ETF -46.32%
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares -35.79%
FTXN First Trust Nasdaq Oil & Gas ETF -35.57%
MLPI ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN -35.48%

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