Additionally, the energy sector is usually among one of the largest sector weights in value ETFs, underscoring the point that the group is attractively valued relative to some defensive sectors, which trade at lofty multiples.

“XLE was in overbought territory prior to experiencing its biggest weekly gain in nearly six years. Several key catalysts became a confluence of events at one time to push XLE much higher. However, this move in prices may have become overdone to the upside by moving too far too soon,” adds Seeking Alpha.

For those seeking a hedge against further weakness in the energy sector, the ProShares Short Oil & Gas (NYSEArca: DDG) tries to reflect the inverse, or -100%, daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index.

The UltraShort Oil & Gas ProShares (NYSEArca: DUG) takes two times the inverse, or -200%, daily performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index. More aggressive traders can take a look at the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: ERY), which reflects three times the inverse, or -300%, daily performance of the energy select sector index.

For more information on the oil market, visit our energy category.

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