Energy

With oil prices stubbornly hovering near their 13-year lows, some oil exchange traded fund investors may be tempted to catch the falling knife. However, fundamentals won’t likely support the energy market any time soon. Over the past year, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, plunged 50.1% […]

As energy prices plunge and oil majors tighten their belts, oil equipment and services exchange traded funds will take the brunt of the blow in the beleaguered sector. On Tuesday, the Market Vectors Oil Service ETF (NYSEArca: OIH) fell 4.0%, iShares U.S. Oil Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: IEZ) declined 3.8%, SPDR Oil & Gas […]

Spring is quickly upon us, and natural gas exchange traded fund traders are already anticipating warmer weather and lower heating demand ahead. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) declined 6.8% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) dropped 5.6%. Nymex natural gas futures decreased 6.3% Monday […]

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 Shanghai and Shenzhen retreated Monday, with the Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 […]

Energy exchange traded fund traders will be watching so-called Big Oil as industry leaders reveal fourth quarter results. The energy sector has been the worst performing area of the market, plunging along with oil prices. Over the past year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) declined 27.2%, Vanguard Energy ETF (NYSEArca: VDE) dropped 28.9%, […]

An exchange traded fund that tracks heating oil futures was on fire Wednesday after energy demand spiked during the recent wintry blast that gripped the East Coast. The United States Diesel-Heating Oil Fund (NYSEArca: UHN), which follows futures contracts on heating oil or No. 2 fuel, gained 6.3% Wednesday as Nymex heating oil futures rose […]

As the equities market experienced its worst start to a new year, exchange traded fund investors fled growth sectors and jumped into defensive stocks, along with betting on a valuation play. Investors’ eyes are on the tech space this week amid a spate of fourth quarter earnings results, but the technology sector was among the […]

As global markets plunged deeper into a correction, investors exited stock exchange traded funds for the third straight week. According to EPFR data, U.S. stock funds experienced $4.2 billion in withdrawals for the week ended January 20, which added to the worst three-week period of outflows since April, Reports Eric Platt for the Financial Times. […]

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 tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, gained 7.0% and the […]

Master limited partnership-related exchange traded products surged Thursday after data revealed a slightly lower-than-expected rise in crude oil inventories and optimism over increased dividends and buybacks from Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). On Thursday, the JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN (NYSEArca: AMJ) and Alerian MLP ETF (NYSEArca: AMLP), the two largest MLP-related ETPs in the space, […]

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 the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), which tracks Brent crude oil futures, decreased 5.0% […]

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 tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, fell 3.0% […]

As investors try to shift around positions capitalize on short-term earnings moves, exchange traded funds that track the healthcare, telecom and tech sectors may outperform while the energy sector is largely expected to bring up the rear. Goldman Sachs analysts argue that the energy sector will depress U.S. fourth-quarter earnings and pressure growth for the […]

Income-minded investors may be jumping on master limited partnerships and related exchange traded funds as the recent selling pressure opens an attractive entry point. Among the top performing ETFs on Friday, the Yorkville High Income MLP ETF (NYSEArca: YMLP) increased 4.0%, Direxion Zacks MLP High Income Shares (NYSEArca: ZMLP) gained 3.3%, JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index […]

An unexpected natural gas withdrawal rate as a cold front moved across the East Coast stoked a rally in gas-related exchange traded funds Thursday. On Thursday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 4.0% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) gained 5.8% as Nymex natural gas futures […]

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 tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, declined 5.1% and the […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced a wild ride this year, but with everything said and done, the markets are closing out 2015 pretty much where they started. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.5% over 2015. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.5% and the S&P 500 was flat. The top performing non-leveraged […]

Natural gas exchange traded funds took a sharp turn Wednesday after rallying on a shift in the weather outlook. Traders who are wary of further weakness in the gas market may want to keep inverse or bearish fund options close at hand. On Wednesday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 4.8%% and […]

Commodities have been down in the dumps this year as a strengthening U.S. dollar and slowing global economy weigh on demand. Consequently, exchange traded products linked to the raw materials have been among the worst performers of 2015. For instance, a natural gas-related exchange traded note and exchange traded fund are at the bottom of […]

Exchange traded funds have seen trading activity increase over the years as more investors see the benefits of the investment vehicle. For instance, since ETFs trade on an exchange like a stock, many have utilized the funds to execute quick or tactical positions to capitalize on market turns. While ETFs accumulate more assets and investor […]

Natural gas futures and related exchange traded funds soared to a three-week high Monday as the commodity heated up on more frigid forecasts ahead and bearish traders scrambled to cover positions. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 8.5% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) […]

Instead of taking direct exposure in the oil commodity on hopes of a rebound in prices, some investors may be turning to indirect investments, like exchange traded funds that track oil-producing countries and energy companies. Traders may try to ride a rebound in energy prices through West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures and commodity-related ETF, […]

Crude oil and energy-sector exchange traded funds rallied Wednesday after an unexpected fall in U.S. oil inventories. On Wednesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, gained 4.0% and the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) and rose 3.9% as WTI crude oil futures increased 3.9% to […]

The East Coast is finally expected to feel a colder winter, heating up natural gas-related exchange traded funds, with natgas futures posting their largest surge in almost two months after dipping toward 16-year lows. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 6.2% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return […]

Some value traders may be betting on a recovery in energy stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds after crude oil prices plunged to seven-year lows. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) has attracted almost $1.3 billion in net inflows over the past week, according to ETF.com, after the fund declined 20.2% year-to-date. [A Bottom […]

While the energy sector did not seem too thrilled by the Capitol Hill’s decision to lift a 40-year ban on oil exports, refiners and sector-related exchange traded fund were rallying on a new tax break as part of the deal. The Market Vectors Oil Refiners ETF (NYSEArca: CRAK) was up 2.6% Wednesday while the broader […]

Natural gas-related exchange traded funds hit all-time lows and were among the worst performing assets Monday as natgas futures plunged to a 13-year low on diminished heating demand in a mild winter. On Monday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) fell 4.8% and the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: […]

While crude oil prices were stuck in the doldrums, Gasoline futures and commodity-related exchange traded fund surged ahead Thursday. The United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEArca: UGA), which tracks gasoline futures, rose 3.8% Thursday as Nymex RBOB Gasoline futures gained 3.5% to $1.275 per gallon. Meanwhile, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West […]

Master limited partnerships and sector-related exchange traded products surged Tuesday as traders jumped on an oversold segment of the market after months of declines on falling energy prices. MLPs were among the the best performing exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes on Tuesday, with the RBC Yorkville MLP Distribution Growth Leaders Liquid Index ETN […]

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 Monday while Brent crude oil futures were 4.7% lower to $41.0 per barrel. The […]