StumbleThe price of oil took a step back on Monday, causing its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) to head south along with it.

John Wilen for the Associated Press reports that oil dropped $4.17 to $106.04 a barrel after hitting a high of $111.80. The price of diesel fuel rose to a new record, above $4 a gallon, and the price of a gallon of gas stayed high.

Some analysts are saying the oil is in a bubble – especially since the price keeps rising, but demand growth predictions have been lowered and supplies are higher.

Oil ETFs were down in trading today. Will there be a rebound, or are investors beginning to get skittish?

  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration Index (IEO), down 5.6% intraday
  • Oil Services HOLDRs (OIH), down 4.5% intraday
  • United States Oil (USO), down 3.6% intraday

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