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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 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 […]

With the Brexit campaigning suspended after the murder of a lawmaker, crude oil prices and energy-related exchange traded funds bounced on hopes that the halt in campaigning may have sapped the momentum for a United Kingdom break away from the European Union. On Friday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas […]

Oil exchange traded funds slipped Thursday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries failed to agree on a production ceiling, with Iran planning to pump out more crude. On Thursday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, dipped 0.3% and the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: […]

As we get ready for the summer season, natural gas and commodity-related exchange traded funds jumped Tuesday on warming weather forecasts and rising price momentum. On Tuesday, the United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) surged 6.2% and iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: GAZ) increased 5.0%. Related: Natural Gas ETFs for […]

Energy prices inched up to a 7-month high, with a widely observed oil exchange traded fund (ETF) trading back above its long-term trend line, after a significant pullback in crude inventories. On Wednesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, rose 1.1% and the United States Brent […]

After the oil bust, energy prices have rebounded, supporting the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, industry and sector-related exchange traded fund. The VanEck Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (NYSEArca: FRAK), which tracks North American fracking and oil sands, has been outperforming the broader energy sector. Over the past three months, FRAK surged 35.4% while the […]

The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, and the the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), which tracks Brent crude oil futures, are among this year’s standout commodities exchange traded products, but some energy market observers believe crude is ready to retreat. U.S. crude oil inventories […]

Oil prices are rebounding, with the fundamental outlook improving. As more return to the energy play, investors can consider a broad energy infrastructure exchange traded fund. On the recent webcast, High Quality MLP Strategy: Understanding the Benefits of Pipeline ETF, Brian Sulley, Vice President of Tortoise Capital Advisors, projects that oil demand will grow in […]

The global crude oil supply glut may have turned into a deficit on unexpected production disruptions and higher demand, bolstering oil commodity and sector-related exchange traded funds. Leading the charge on Monday, the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy Portfolio (NasdaqGM: PSCE) rose 4.0%, SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: XES) increased 3.7% and […]

As energy prices rebound, commodity traders have jumped on oil exchange traded funds to ride the rally from 13-year lows. However, long-term investors should understand that these ETFs track the futures market and come with specific risks. For instance, many have turned to the U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude […]

Welcome to the ETFtrends.com 10 Best & Worst ETF Performers of the Day for Wednesday, May 11, 2016. 10 Best ETF Performers: Sym Name Last Percent Volume UGA US Gasoline 27.57 +5.55% 93,722 SGG DJ-UBS Sugar TR Sub-Idx ETN Ipath 38.10 +5.02% 62,198 EPHE Philippines Invstb Mkt Idx MSCI Ishares 36.89 +4.15% 811,506 BNO US […]

Crude oil prices and energy-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped Wednesday after an unexpected dip in U.S. crude oil inventories. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, rose 3.6% Monday while the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), which tracks Brent crude oil futures, gained 3.8%. […]

Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings… Global X Launches Longevity and Health & Wellness ETFs on Nasdaq Global X Funds is on a roll, launching two more thematic exchange traded funds (ETFs) under its “People” category today, May 10. Global X Longevity Thematic ETF […]

Oil prices and energy stocks are rebounding this year, but big-name energy stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLE) have been retreating in recent days, perhaps inviting once eager short sellers to revisit the energy patch. XLE and rival energy ETFs, such as the Vanguard Energy ETF […]

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 an average of more than 28% over the past three months. That still is not enough to impress all oil market participants. In […]

The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is down more than 2% over the past week, but with the benchmark oil exchange traded product up more than 20% over the past three months, some traders and technicians see USO’s recent down move as an opportunity to revisit […]

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 futures were 1.7% lower to $45.1 per barrel. Oil prices fell […]

Each day ETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Here’s a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, April 25-29, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article: 1) Master Limited Partnership ETFs Are Back […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, he looked at the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE). XLE recently broke above long-term resistance at its 200-day simple moving average as oil prices rebound […]

As oil prices have surged to their highest levels since late 2015, plenty of equity-based exchange traded funds are getting in on the act. That includes ETFs devoted to exploration and production companies, such as the volatile SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEArca: XOP). All XOP has done is surge 23.5% […]

Plenty of equity-based exchange traded funds are benefiting from rebounding oil prices, but few are doing so in fashion on par with the Market Vectors Oil Service ETF (NYSEArca: OIH). OIH, the largest ETF dedicated to oil services stocks, is higher by nearly 12% over the past month and some market observers do not see […]

The United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, is up nearly 15% over the past three months while the United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEArca: BNO), which tracks Brent crude oil futures, has surged more than 28% over that period. Those showings might just be enough for some […]

The Saudi Arabia country-specific exchange traded fund surged Monday on prospects the kingdom will enact economic reforms to gradually diversify away from its reliance on crude oil. The iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia Capped ETF (NYSEArca: KSA) rose 4.9% on Monday. KSA increased 18.2% over the past three months but it was still down 4.1% year-to-date. […]

As oil prices rebound on improved market sentiment, master limited partnership exchange traded funds have broken above their long-term trend lines and offer attractive yields to boot. Crude oil prices just finished higher for the third consecutive week as market sentiment turned upbeat on strengthening U.S. gasoline consumption ahead of the summer driving season and […]

It is not surprising that plenty of single-country emerging markets exchange traded funds are benefiting from rebounding oil prices. For example, investors probably are not surprised to learn that Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) and the iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: ERUS) are up an average of 20% year-to-date thanks in large […]

The Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSEArca: RSX) and the iShares MSCI Russia Capped Index Fund (NYSEArca: ERUS) are up an average of 20% year-to-date thanks in large part to rebounding Brent oil prices. Impressive still is the fact that Russian stocks and exchange traded funds such as RSX and ERUS are rallying despite the lack […]

Oil and gas services-related exchange traded funds were leading the energy sector rally Tuesday, with Transocean (NYSE: RIG) shares surging, as a weak dollar and a Kuwait strike prop up crude oil prices. On Tuesday, the SPDR Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF (NYSEArca: XES) advanced 4.4%, Market Vectors Oil Service ETF (NYSEArca: OIH) […]

Without a Doha accord on an oil production freeze, the markets may suffer through an extended period of low oil prices, potentially causing a ripple effect that could extend to financial sector and U.S. dollar exchange traded funds. “While nothing explicitly has been said, it’s not a far reach to suggest that the production freeze […]