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Crude oil and energy exchange traded funds rallied Thursday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to the first output cut since 2008, with Saudi Arabia relaxing its position on Iran amid stubbornly low oil prices. Oil services companies, those among the worst-off during the prolonged depressed oil environment, led the rebound on Thursday, […]

ProShares has rolled out an actively managed oil exchange traded fund to help diminish the negative effects of a futures market in contango and remove the hassle of having to fill out a K-1 form come tax season. On Wednesday, ProShares launched the ProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF (BATS: OILK). OILK has a […]

The depressed crude oil prices have weighed on energy producers, with the upcoming earnings season expected to reveal another dismal result for the sector. However, energy exchange traded funds may see brighter days ahead as we move past a market bottom. “Analysts currently project that both the price of oil (WTI) and the estimated earnings […]

With so many developed market central banks employing some form of quantitative easing, be it bond buying or negative interest rates, with mixed results, some global market observes believe some central banks lack credibility. Some might even say the Federal Reserve, with its continuing implications that rates here will rise without a rate hike to […]

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, got some help last week on the back of favorable inventory data and its production, lower production to be specific, that oil exchange traded products […]

Crude oil-related exchange traded funds climbed Thursday after the U.S. Energy Information Administration revealed a surprisingly large drawdown in oil inventories on lower imports into the U.S. Gulf Coast in response to disruptions associated with Tropical Storm Hermine. On Thursday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, […]

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 each up more than 4% over the past month. That could be just the start of more gains for the oil exchange traded products […]

Commodity exchange traded funds are subject to seasonal trends as certain supply and demand dynamics shift through the year. In September, energy and silver ETFs could suffer through a changing trend. For starters, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, has historically underperformed in September, only inching […]

Despite somewhat recovering from heavier losses earlier in the day, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds finished August on a down note but remained largely flat for the month. Over August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.9% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.1%. The best performing […]

Oil and the related exchange traded products, such as 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, remain a source of debate, but some professional traders are not being shy about betting on […]

Considerable debate continues to surround oil and the related exchange traded products, such as 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. However, some energy market observers are clear in their assessments and […]

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 facing plenty of obstacles. The next one might just be seasonality. Compounding that issue is the fact that oil’s recent rebound is attracting plenty […]

The VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) and the iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: ERUS) are among the best-performing single-country emerging markets exchange traded funds (ETFs) this year and much of the upside delivered by those funds is attributable rebounding commodities prices. RSX is the largest and most heavily traded of the Russia […]

Oil markets and related exchange traded funds are giving back some of their recent gains as China adds exports of refined products, U.S. rig count rises for an eighth straight week and production increases out of Nigeria and Iraq. After a swift turn from a bear into a bull market, crude oil and related ETFs […]

Speculative-grade debt and junk bond-related exchange traded funds have made a quick turnabout as crude oil prices oscillate from a bear to bull market in less than a month. In seven months last year, U.S. energy junk bonds lost $56.7 billion in market value, with average yields shooting up to as high as 21%, as […]

After just a couple of weeks past a bear market fall off, crude oil futures moved backed into bullish territory Thursday. Meanwhile, some larger traders jumped into a smart-beta, energy sector exchange traded fund on the suddenly rosier outlook in the oil market. Crude oil futures are now trading 20% higher since spending a day […]

After recently stumbling, 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 trying to erase those losses. The effort has been solid in recent sessions, but BNO, USO and other oil exchange traded […]

After concerns on a supply glut that dragged the energy market into a bear market, gasoline prices are bouncing back, with a related exchange traded fund testing its short-term trend line, in response to new data that showed stockpiles are falling. The United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEArca: UGA) is higher for the fifth consecutive day, […]

ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon appeared on Yahoo! Finance’s “The Final Round” to talk about trends in the trillion-dollar ETF industry on Tuesday. Host Jen Rogers spoke with Lydon about why SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD) is the ETF standout of the year; why the dividend theme is not overbought with ETFs such as ProShares […]

On Tuesday, oil prices and the corresponding exchange traded products climbed for the fourth straight day as traders speculate on the likelihood of production cuts to stabilize the market and a weakening U.S. dollar helped support prices. Crude oil prices have been rallying as investors anticipated oil producers will take action to rein in the […]

Crude oil prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds are pushing higher for the fourth straight day as traders speculate on the likelihood of production cuts to stabilize the market and a weakening U.S. dollar helped support prices. On Tuesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, 1.0% […]

Crude oil prices and related exchange traded funds climbed Thursday after the Saudi oil minister hinted at possible action in light of another dip in prices and the International Energy Agency forecasted supply to fall behind demand. On Thursday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, rose […]

Following their recent entry into new bear markets, 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, have been the center of much debate among commodities market observers. For example, some professional traders do not […]

Energy sector exchange traded funds surged alongside crude oil prices as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries set plans for informal talks in September, fueling speculation that the oil cartel could execute an output freeze in light of the recent plunge back into a bear market on a glut in gasoline fuel. Leading the charge […]

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, along with rival oil exchange traded products are having a tough time catching breaks in recent weeks. It seems as though with each new day […]

With oil prices faltering again, some active, risk-tolerant traders are looking for options to profit from a slide in energy equities. For now, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE), the largest equity-based energy exchange traded fund, has been steady as oil reentered a bear market. The third quarter is historically unkind to the energy […]

Oil prices recently reentered a new bear market, but equity-based energy exchange traded funds, broadly speaking, deserve some credit. Those ETFs have been holding up pretty well considering oil’s recent slump. For example, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE), the largest equity-based energy exchange traded fund, is off just a third of a percent […]

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 down an average of 19.5% over just the past month as crude has entered a near bear market. If there is good news it […]

The third quarter is often unkind to the energy sector, a thesis that was proven accurate during a rough July for commodities, including oil prices. That theme is predictably weighing on equity-based energy exchange traded funds, such as the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE), which until recently had been one of the better-performing sector […]

Crude oil futures fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since April as the energy market dips deeper into a bear market. Oil exchange traded fund traders, though, are not shying away from the fall. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, attracted $126.6 million […]