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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 […]

A popular oil exchange traded fund has dipped back into a bear market after a surprise build in gasoline inventories and the Federal Reserve announced it will keep rates unchanged. On Wednesday after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting announcement, 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), have recently been pulling back, but retreating oil prices could give astute investors an opportunity to get involved before the commodity’s next move higher. As is usually the case, supply 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), are currently experiencing some, albeit modest by oil’s standards, price retrenchment. While oil market fundamentals are not overwhelmingly in favor of bullish traders and some technicians are pointing to fragile charts, […]

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 are not anticipating a significant decline in crude prices, traders […]

Master limit partnerships and related exchange traded funds have been hit along with the broader energy market in response to the plunge in crude oil prices, but the sector is turning around. For instance, Goldman Sachs recently upgraded Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) to “buy”, citing visible gas pipeline growth, valuations, M&A and a dividend cut […]

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 (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, gained 5.2% […]

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 among this year’s most impressive commodities exchange traded products. However, some market observers, citing supply and demand dynamics, believe oil is rallying without strong […]

Exchange traded fund investors may find a better way to control their oil exposure through two new AccuShares ETFs designed to track swings in the spot price. On Tuesday, June 28, AccuShares Investment Management brings to market the AccuShares S&P GSCI Crude Oil Excess Return Up Shares (NasdaqGM: OILU) and AccuShares S&P GSCI Crude Oil […]

A rush toward safe-havens and the sudden surge in the U.S. dollar are dragging on crude oil prices and energy-related exchange traded funds after the unexpected results from the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, 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 up 6% and nearly 22%, respectively, this year. Oil futures closed at just over $49 per barrel on Monday. Those are impressive statistics and […]

United States Commodity Funds (USCF), the issuer of popular commodities exchange traded funds such as the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), is planning an exchange traded product that focuses on Canadian oil. California-based USCF is working with Auspice Capital Advisors, Ltd. (Auspice), a Canada-based alternatives […]