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Oil ETF Investing: Five Ways To Play

by on August 2, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

Commodity ETFs have seen a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years, as the marriage of futures contracts the exchange-traded structure has democratized an asset class that was once accessible only to large, sophisticated investors. Oil ETFs have become particularly popular, as investors have embraced the opportunity to bet on one of the world’s most sought after resources [see Free Report: Everything You Need To Know About Commodity ETFs]. [click to continue…]


Given the murky regulatory environment hanging over the U.S. oil industry, as well as the general uncertainty surrounding the European economy, the price of crude oil has been remarkably stable. Front-month crude futures have traded between $70 and $80 since late May, a relatively tight range for a commodity that has touched levels as high as $140 and as low as $35 in recent years. An interesting trend in crude oil prices has developed; the commodity has moved in unison with equity markets recently, as traders perceive a strong relationship between the strength of the global recovery and the demand for oil. [click to continue…]

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Investors hoping to coast through the summer months learned early in June that a summer slowdown wasn’t in the cards. Trading volumes remained elevated throughout the month, and volatility continued its impressive climb higher. With the latest developments out of Europe continuing to ripple through the global economy and fresh concerns about the best approach […]

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United States Commodity Funds, the company behind several of the largest futures-based exchange-traded commodity products, added a new fund to its lineup this week. The United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) began trading on Wednesday, becoming the eighth product offered by USCF. The objective of BNO is for the daily changes in percentage terms of […]

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