Related: Oil ETFs Could be Rangebound for a While

The U.S. energy industry could face higher cost of capital to finance the ongoing boom or experience slower growth ahead.

Around two-thirds of U.S. oil producers failed to balance costs in the second quarter, despite crude oil prices rising above $70 per barrel, the Wall Street reports. 50 major U.S. oil companies revealed second-quarter results showing they spent $2 billion more than they brought in.

“While investors can play the short- and medium-term moves in the sector, remember that oil has been in a bull market for more than a year. Patient investors can use the iShares ETF for long-term investments, if they can tolerate the sometimes sharp pullbacks,” reports IBD.

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