How To Invest In Energy ETFs (OIL, USO, UNG, XLE, VDE, IXC)

May 07, 2012


Energy ETFs tend to get a bad rap, but those still interested in the sector should seek ETFs that track energy sources poised for price increases, such as oil and natural gas, according to an article on the Wall Street Sector Selector.

Oil and gas are currently the main focus due to geopolitical tensions between Iran and Israel, and also because of concerns over the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the United States, the article said.

ETFs that provide exposure to these increasingly pricey energy sources, according to the article, include:

  • iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR Index ETN (NYSEArca: OIL)
  • United States Oil Fund LP ETF (NYSEArca: USO)
  • United States Natural Gas Fund LP ETF (NYSEArca: UNG)
  • Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLE)
  • Vanguard Energy ETF (NYSEArca: VDE)
  • iShares S&P Global Energy Sector Index Fund (NYSEArca: IXC)


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