Energy ETF Overview

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

With 69 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Energy ETFs gather total assets under management of $35.44B. The average expense ratio is 0.75%. Energy ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity

The largest Energy ETF is the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE with $10.89B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Energy ETF was the GASX at 256.06%. 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 32.37%
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 32.37%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 26.11%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 26.11%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares 24.96%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -36.37%
GASL Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X Shares -36.37%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -32.82%
GUSH Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares -32.82%
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -24.62%

TOP CREATIONS

XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF 208.80
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF 208.80
AMJ J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN 110.94
AMJ J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index ETN 110.94
AMLP Alerian MLP ETF 83.84

TOP REDEMPTIONS

XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -261.59
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund -261.59
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF -52.26
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF -52.26
OIH VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF -45.46

AUM WINNERS

GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 66.19%
GASX Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bear 3X Shares 66.19%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares 49.64%
ERY Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares 49.64%
DRIP Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 44.66%

AUM LOSERS

IXC iShares Global Energy ETF -34.29%
IXC iShares Global Energy ETF -34.29%
YMLI VanEck Vectors High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF -26.89%
YMLI VanEck Vectors High Income Infrastructure MLP ETF -26.89%
NRGU MicroSectors U.S. Big Oil Index 3X Leveraged ETN -24.33%

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