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  • ProShares, UBS ETRACS Launch Triple Leveraged Oil ETNs

    01-05-2017 02:39 PM by Max Chen

    Filling the spot left by the delisting of the popular Credit Suisse VelocityShares leveraged oil exchange traded notes, ProShares has partnered with UBS ETRACS to launch their own triple leveraged long and short crude oil ETNs. On Thursday, UBS and ProShares rolled out the...

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  • Why ETNs Are Slowly Being Fazed Out

    12-13-2016 04:25 PM by Max Chen

    While the exchange traded product universe is comprised of exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes, ETNs are slowly being pushed to the side with ETFs taking center stage. About 61 ETNs, or a third of the U.S. ETN market, continue to trade despite obstacles to the crea...

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  • Traders Look to Leveraged Oil & Gas ETFs After UWTI, DWTI Delisting

    12-08-2016 05:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    With two popular leveraged oil exchange traded notes delisting as of the end of Thursday, more aggressive traders may turn to leveraged oil & gas exploration & production exchange traded funds instead. Credit Suisse AG, the underwriting bank for the VelocityShares 3x L...

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  • Leveraged Oil ETFs Could be Seen Again

    12-01-2016 09:00 AM by ETF Trends

    Last month, Credit Suisse shocked the exchange traded products world by announcing that it would shutter the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN (NYSEArca: UWTI) and the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude (NYSEArca: DWTI). As of Nov. 28, UWTI and DWTI had $1.5 billion and $176 milli...

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  • Alternatives to Popular Leveraged Oil ETNs Set to Delist

    11-28-2016 02:10 PM by Max Chen

    Two hugely popular leveraged exchange exchange traded notes that allow aggressive traders to speculate on crude oil price moves are set to delist next week. Nevertheless, active investors still have some alternative exchange traded fund options to utilize. Credit Suisse AG...

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  • After a Tumble, Oil ETF Attracts Buyers

    08-02-2016 10:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) was one of this year's best-performing commodities exchange traded products, but that changed recently as the widely followed oil fund fell into a new bear market. In early June, USO was trading over $12. Now, it resides below $10. Wh...

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  • A Near-Term Lid on Oil ETFs

    07-20-2016 12:53 PM by Brenton Garen

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), have been scuffling in recent days with oil market observers closely watching the $40 per barrel level. While some oil traders...

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  • Investors: Don't Overreact to Bearish Oil Calls

    07-18-2016 12:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), have retreated a bit in recent days amid calls that new supply is coming online. That is stoking speculation that oil futures ...

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  • Oil ETFs Surge, But How Long Will Good Times Last?

    07-12-2016 02:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds advanced the most in two months on a strengthening global outlook and weakening U.S. dollar. However, the widening contango in oil futures points to risks in lingering surplus. On Tuesday, the United States Oil Fund ...

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  • Traders Look to ETFs to Profit from Falling Oil Prices

    06-16-2016 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), which tracks Brent crude oil futures, are two of this year's best-performing exchange traded products, but as oil has rallied,...

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  • 32 Best ETFs to Track Crude Oil

    05-03-2016 04:39 PM by Max Chen

    Crude oil prices are finally bouncing back, and investors can also track the ups and downs of the energy market through commodity-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were down 2.4% Tuesday to $43.7 per barrel while Brent crude oil fu...

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  • Oil ETFs May Need to Take a Breather

    03-30-2016 06:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is up 5% over the past month and its gains are rapidly evaporating, lending efficacy to the notion that oil and the related exchange traded funds rallied too far too fast. There...

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  • Are Oil ETFs Finally in the Clear?

    03-11-2016 03:18 PM by Max Chen

    Oil prices and commodity-related ETFs have been strengthening Energy prices continued to gain ground after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said were past the bottom IEA warns of continued volatility ahead, especially with demand slowing down Oil prices and commod...

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  • OPEC Won't Be Helping out Oil ETFs Anytime Soon

    02-23-2016 01:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds plunged Tuesday after talks of a production cut between Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members fell through. On Tuesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas...

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  • Oil ETFs Rebound on Prospects of Production Cuts

    02-12-2016 01:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    After hitting a 13-year low on expanding stockpiles, crude oil surged Friday. Oil-related exchange traded funds jumped as traders speculated on potential production cuts out of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. On Friday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: ...

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  • Traders Ditch Leveraged Bearish Oil ETN in a Big Way

    02-05-2016 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Not that leveraged exchange traded products should be held for long time frames, but if a trader had been brazen enough to hold the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude (NYSEArca: DWTI) for two years, that trader would be quite happy as DWTI has returned 715% over that period. DWTI...

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  • China ETFs Slip on Slowdown Fears

    02-01-2016 02:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    China's manufacturing sector slowed for the sixth consecutive month and contracted at its fastest pace in over three years, dragging on Chinese stock exchange traded funds and reversing a rebound in oil markets. China A-shares ETFs that track mainland Chinese stocks traded in ...

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  • Energy ETFs Plunge as Crude Oil Slips to 12-Year Low

    01-20-2016 01:59 PM by Tom Lydon

    Expiring crude oil futures contracts and storage tanks nearing capacity exacerbated a sell-off in oil and commodity-related exchange traded funds Wednesday. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, declined 5.7% and th...

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  • Oil ETFs: Is the Worst Yet to Come?

    01-12-2016 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil-related exchange traded funds continued to slip Tuesday, with West Texas Intermediate oil trading below $30 per barrel for the first time in over a decade, and observers warn there may be more pain ahead. On Tuesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which ...

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  • Oil ETFs Slip to New Lows

    01-06-2016 02:34 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil prices plunged to 11-year lows and energy commodity-related exchange traded funds dipped toward an all-time low as rising supply, a weak China, OPEC discord and strong U.S. dollar fuel the perfect storm. On Wednesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which...

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  • It'll be Awhile Before Oil ETFs Bounce Back

    12-29-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is down more than 45% year-to-date while the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), which tracks Brent crude oil futures, is down nearly the same amount. Predictably, tha...

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  • Oil ETFs Plunge to All-Time Lows

    12-07-2015 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to keep the crude oil pumps flowing, energy-related exchange traded funds plunged, with oil prices near the financial depression lows. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures fell 5.2% to $37.9 per barrel on Mon...

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  • Fed Fans Flame on Inverse Commodity ETFs

    11-25-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Weakening global growth and the strong U.S. dollar have weighed on demand for raw materials and pressured commodities-related exchange traded funds, with a major commodity index now trading near a 16-year low. The broad commodities market has been trending lower. Year-to-date,...

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  • Oil ETFs Rebound After Crude Flirts with $40 a Barrel

    11-16-2015 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Oil exchange traded funds erased early losses Monday, with West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures rallying, after crude prices flirted with the psychologically key $40-per-barrel level. On Monday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermedi...

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  • Oil ETFs Face World-Record Supply Glut

    11-13-2015 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil-related exchange traded funds are continuing their downward spiral as the global supply glut distends on increased production out of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. On Friday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Inte...

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  • How To Take Charge of an Extended Bearish Commodities Market With ETFs

    09-15-2015 06:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    As some observers warn of a prolonged bearish outlook for the commodities space, with notable weakness in the energy market, investors can hedge against the potential risks with inverse exchange traded funds. According to Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc., the commodit...

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  • It Could be Make or Break Time for Oil ETFs

    08-07-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Quantifying the struggles of oil and the related exchange traded funds is not difficult. When including leveraged ETFs, seven of the 20 worst-performing ETFs over the past 90 days are related to energy futures or equities and that number does not include single-country ETFs with ...

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  • Oil ETFs: It Could Get Worse Before Things Settle

    07-13-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The energy market and oil exchange traded funds may have more room to fall and will continue to stay depressed for a longer period as high production keeps a lid on prices. Year-to-date, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil...

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  • Oil ETF Traders Missed Out On Bearish Opportunity

    07-08-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recent fall off in the energy market pushed oil prices briefly into bear market territory. However, exchange traded fund traders largely missed out on the bearish turn. Over the past week, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate cru...

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  • Inverse ETFs to Hedge Against Hurdles Ahead

    05-21-2015 02:52 PM by Tom Lydon

    Various markets are chugging along after the recent hiccup. If we continue to experience some short-term volatility ahead, investors can utilize short or inverse exchange traded funds to hedge their positions. Goldman Sachs has issued a warning on the corporate bond market, oi...

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  • Energy ETF Investors Should Brace for 'New Oil Order'

    05-19-2015 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Oil exchange traded fund traders shouldn't get too comfortable with the rebound in energy prices as the continued U.S. shale oil boom and rising production out of Organized Petroleum Exporting Countries could fuel the ongoing glut. Since the March lows, the United States Oil F...

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  • Not So Fast, Oil ETFs

    05-05-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Oil investors may be getting ahead of themselves, betting on an overly optimistic outlook in the energy market. Oil exchange traded fund traders, on the other hand, have been quietly pulling out. Over the past month, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks Wes...

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  • Traders Quick to Reap Profits in Oil ETFs

    04-30-2015 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) has climbed 14.4% this month, but that has not been enough to keep some investors around. USO is bleeding assets despite rising to the highest levels of the year. From April 1 through April 28, USO lost $564.6 million in assets, putti...

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  • Rising Volatility Chases Investors From Oil ETFs

    04-24-2015 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Just as West Texas Intermediate futures, the benchmark U.S. crude oil contract, have ascended to the highest levels since December, rising volatility is chasing investors from some oil exchange traded products. Annualized 90-day volatility for the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total ...

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  • Yemen Conflict Lifts Oil ETFs, For Now

    03-26-2015 02:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    Oil exchange traded funds jumped Thursday and are now testing their short-term trend lines, after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies bombarded Yemen, triggering speculation that the conflict would interrupt oil supplies in the region. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), ...

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  • Oil ETFs Pain is far From Over

    03-18-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate oil, plunged more than 42% last year, making it one of 2014s worst-performing non-leveraged ETFs. Oils woes have not abated this year. West Texas Intermediate futures fell 1.5% Tuesday to $43.22 p...

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  • Seasonal Trends May Not Help Oil ETFs This Time Around

    03-11-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The crude oil and related exchange traded funds are heading toward a seasonally strong period, but the global glut may have thrown a wrench into the normal rhythm of the energy market. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate oil, dipped...

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  • Investors Capitalize on Oil Swings with Leveraged ETFs

    03-06-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    Big swings in oil trades have attracted more exchange traded fund investors seeking to capitalize on volatility in the energy space. However, potential traders should understand how the investment vehicle work, especially those that track the futures market. Small investors, p...

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  • Oil ETFs: Investment Banks Cut Crude Outlook on Supply Glut

    01-28-2015 02:20 PM by Max Chen

    Energy exchange traded fund traders who are hoping for a rebound may have to get use to the idea of a depressed oil market with a possibility of further downside over the short-term. On Wednesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate...

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  • Traders Fueling Oil ETFs' Bearish Streak

    01-26-2015 02:30 PM by Max Chen

    Crude oil traders and speculators continue to bet on the energy market's demise, with hedge funds raising bearish wagers to a four-year high, pushing oil-related exchange traded funds to new lows. After touching new all-time lows in early trading, the U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: ...

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  • Traders Have Glossed Over the Best Leveraged ETFs

    01-14-2015 02:45 PM by Todd Shriber

    In some cases, ignorance may be bliss, but not when it comes inverse, leveraged oil exchange traded products. With Brent and West Texas intermediate futures residing at their lowest levels since early in the second quarter of 2009, it would be logical to assume that bearish oil E...

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  • Inverse ETF Plays for a Bearish Oil Outlook

    01-08-2015 02:27 PM by Max Chen

    Options traders are capitalizing off the misfortunes of the energy sector, taking bearish bets on the oil services exchange traded fund. Investors can hedge against further weakness in oil industry through inverse ETF options as well. A large options trader rolled a position i...

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  • 10 Best Leveraged ETFs of 2014

    12-17-2014 03:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Leveraged exchange traded funds have capitalized off some market segments, juicing the returns of the ongoing bull rally or capitalizing off the misfortunes of other areas. Geared or leveraged exchange traded products try to generate the multiple returns of a given market by t...

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  • Some of the Best Leveraged ETFs are Getting No Love

    11-30-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Over the years, traders and investors have heard a lot about leveraged exchange traded funds, most of it bad. There has been much commentary regarding the disadvantages of daily rebalancing that often lead to significant deviations between a leveraged ETF and the index it attempt...

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  • Good Money After Bad: Oil ETFs are Raking in Cash

    11-13-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    West Texas Intermediate futures for December delivery closed slightly lower Wednesday at just over $77 per barrel and continues residing at its lowest levels since the third quarter of 2011. Brent crude, the global benchmark, resides just below $81 per barrel and is flirting w...

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  • Ignorance is not Bliss: Investors Ignore the Best Leveraged ETFs

    11-05-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    While remembering the familiar advice that inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds are not suitable for all investors and that these ETFs are best used over short-term time frames by active traders with the ability to closely monitor their positions, it is worth noting that s...

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  • Inverse ETF Ideas to Capitalize on Falling Oil Prices

    11-04-2014 03:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    Saudi Arabia cut its price of oil exports, pushing down crude oil futures to a three-year low. Energy traders who believe the bearish market conditions will persist can utilize inverse commodity- and sector-related exchange traded funds to play the slip. For instance, the ProS...

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  • Saudi Arabia's Ambitions Keep Pressure On Oil ETFs

    10-03-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Oil prices and related exchange traded funds could continue to slip further as Saudi Arabia in a counter-intuitive move wants to keep pumping oil and defend its market share. Over the past three months, the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO) declined 17.0% while the ...

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  • Taking A Bearish Approach to Oil ETFs

    09-29-2014 02:15 PM by Max Chen

    As oil prices and related exchange traded funds slipped, more energy traders are losing faith in black gold. Over the past three months, the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO) declined 15.3% while the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas In...

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  • Investors Bet on Energy Despite Distress in Oil ETFs

    09-12-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the plunge in oil prices, with Brent crude now trading below $100 per barrel, oil-related exchange traded funds have been attracting more investment interest. Since June 19 highs, the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO) plunged 2.5% while the United States Oil...

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  • VelocityShares Adds Leveraged, Inverse Funds for Commodities

    02-09-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    VelocityShares, an exchange traded product provider known for its high-octane funds that magnify the market's returns, has launched a suite of inverse and leveraged energy and copper ETNs, expanding its line of long and short commodity funds. The new ETN listings include: ...

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