Energy ETF Overview

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

With 55 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Energy ETFs have total assets under management of $38.36B. The average expense ratio is 0.70%. Energy ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Energy ETF is the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE with $16.91B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Energy ETF was ECLN at 8.33%. The most recent ETF launched in the Energy space was the ETRACS Alerian Midstream Energy Total Return Index ETN AMTR on 10/20/20.

Top ETF Performers

NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN 40.79%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares 38.60%
DIG ProShares Ultra Oil & Gas 24.72%
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares 24.64%
FCG First Trust Natural Gas ETF 20.63%

Bottom ETF Performers

NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN -38.33%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 2X Shares -33.21%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 2X Shares -22.98%
DUG ProShares UltraShort Oil & Gas -22.89%
DDG ProShares Short Oil & Gas -11.92%

Top Creations

XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund 1.13K
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 188.69
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF 142.91
IXC iShares Global Energy ETF 110.34
OIH VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF 48.54

Top Redemptions

AMJ JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN -143.36
MLPA Global X MLP ETF -64.07
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 2X Shares -52.26
EMLP First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund -29.99
ERX Direxion Daily Energy Bull 2x Shares -17.09

AUM Winners

IEZ iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF 90.23%
RYE Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF 39.65%
ECLN First Trust EIP Carbon Impact ETF 37.37%
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 29.74%
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN 28.92%

AUM Losers

NRGD MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index -3X Inverse Leveraged ETN -32.26%
DDG ProShares Short Oil & Gas -9.97%
TPYP Tortoise North American Pipeline Fund -7.18%
AMUB ETRACS Alerian MLP Index ETN Series B -6.74%
MLPB ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index ETN Series B -1.64%

Features and News

Shh! Commodity ETFs Quietly Rallying

The asset class has outperformed U.S. stocks over the past six months.

Features and News

'Blue Wave' Lifting These ETFs

With Democrats in control of the House, Senate and White House, some sectors will benefit better than others.

Features and News

'Blue Wave' Lifting These ETFs

With Democrats in control of the House, Senate and White House, some sectors will benefit better than others.

Features and News

Best Of 2020: Robinhood's Favorite ETFs

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

Features and News

Best Of 2020: Why These Leveraged Energy ETPs Tanked

For some 3x energy ETFs, Monday's market mega-drop meant an extra-wild ride.

Daily ETF Watch

Goldman Takes Over Gold ETF

Goldman takes over Perth Mint’s ETF, while the only dedicated coal ETF has shuttered.

Features and News

Best Of 2020: What It Means When ETFs Reverse Split

Why have so many leveraged and inverse ETFs reverse split their shares lately?

Features and News

Best Of 2020: Biggest Oil ETF Shakes Up Structure

The world's biggest oil fund had to change how it invests earlier in the year as oil prices crashed.

Daily ETF Watch

Blue Horizon ETF Targets New Energy Economy

A new ETF focuses on the entire alternative energy ecosystem.