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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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  • Oil ETFs Rally on Revived OPEC Production Bets

    11-15-2016 02:33 PM by Max Chen

    Oil and energy-related exchange traded funds climbed Tuesday on renewed hopes that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would cut production later this month in an attempt to ease the global glut and rein in falling prices. On Tuesday, the United States Oil Fu...

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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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  • Risk-Loving Millennials Use ETPs to Bet on Moves

    02-17-2016 05:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    Millenials, or those born in the 1980s through 1990s, have exhibited risk seeking attributes through their investment preferences with one leveraged exchange traded note among their top trades. Along with trading individual company stocks that they know or identify the most wi...

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  • Oil ETFs Bounce on Production Freeze Plans

    02-17-2016 02:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    Oil-related exchange traded funds are rallying Wednesday after Iran said it could support the discussion among four of the largest oil producers to freeze output in an attempt to halt the plunging energy prices. However, the bounce in energy prices may be short lived. On Wedne...

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  • Oil ETFs Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

    02-16-2016 04:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track oil futures have accumulated a huge following as various traders utilize the investment tool to time the markets or implement complex trades. For instance, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude o...

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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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  • Crude Oil ETF Bets Keep Piling On

    02-08-2016 04:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    With crude oil prices hovering near $30 per barrel, investors have jumped in to oil-related exchange traded funds, betting that the markets have been oversold. Money managers have increased wagers on crude oil prices, reports Mark Shenk for Bloomberg. According to the U.S. ...

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  • Cold Front Helps Oil ETFs Breakout of a Slump

    01-22-2016 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil futures and commodity-related exchange traded funds are heading toward their largest two-day rally since 2009 as overdone selling and a sudden spike in heating demand helped oil bounce off a 12-year low. On Friday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tr...

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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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  • Leveraged Natural Gas, Oil ETNs Will be Reverse Split

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

    After enduring massive declines at the hands of the underlying commodities they are designed to track, the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN (NYSEArca: UWTI) and the VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN (NYSEArca: UGAZ) will be reverse split. UWTI will be reverse split 1-for-...

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  • Leveraged ETFs Are Popular Plays Among Swing Traders

    09-04-2015 02:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund traders who played the recent bout of wild market swings doubled down on risk and piled into leveraged products. Traders have increasingly turned to exchange traded funds and notes that use leverage or amplify potential returns on oil, gold and natural gas...

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  • Oil ETFs Rally into Bull Market on Supply Concerns

    08-31-2015 01:59 PM by Tom Lydon

    Crude oil and commodity-related exchange traded funds surged back into a bull market, rallying on lower U.S. output expectations and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries hinting at diminished output. On Monday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tra...

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  • Oil ETFs Surge As Shorts Get Blindsided

    08-27-2015 02:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Oil exchange traded funds experienced their largest intraday jump in over six years on Thursday as supply disruptions overseas and rising global sentiment triggered short-covering from bearish traders who were caught with their pants down. On Thursday, the United States Oil Fu...

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  • Despite Declines, Investors Love Oil ETFs

    08-11-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) is off almost 27% over the past 90 days, but that glum performance is not damping some investors' enthusiasm for oil exchange traded funds. Even with prices of West Texas Intermediate, the crude contract tracked by USO, sliding 21% la...

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  • Oil ETFs Jump on Unexpected Inventory Drop

    07-29-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    An unexpected dip in U.S. crude oil inventories helped fuel a surge in energy prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds Wednesday. On Wednesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate oil, was up 2.7% and the United States Bre...

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  • Crude Oil ETF Breaking Out

    04-16-2015 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures and a related exchange traded funds are breaking out of a slump and are picking up momentum. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate oil, and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), wh...

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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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  • Short-Covering Helps Oil ETFs Rebound

    02-02-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Excessively bearish oil traders were caught with their pants down Friday as a rebound in energy prices triggered a round of short covering, bolstering oil-related exchange traded funds. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate oil, decli...

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  • 10 Worst Leveraged ETFs of 2014

    12-12-2014 04:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Discussing financial markets leverage also means a conversation about leveraged exchange traded funds, an exciting but risky corner of the broader ETF universe. These products are best suited for active, risk-tolerant traders, something that both ProShares and Direxion, the tw...

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  • Oil ETF Traders Try to Time Market Bottom

    11-18-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite declining to five-year lows, oil-related exchange traded funds keep attracting asset inflows as investors try to catch a falling knife. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate oil, decreased 18.4% year-to-date, trading near its ...

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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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